I'm Joe Yetter.
Our nation is in crisis. We face unprecedented threats from without and within and extremist politicians and activist judges are making things worse. Attacks on our personal freedoms and our Democracy threaten the values we hold sacred as Americans. Now is a time for American leaders to HONOR our way of life, PROTECT our freedoms and Democracy and BUILD a better future for our children.
If you want a Congressperson who will wake up every day with these three things as their North star, you had
Joe Yetter, Committee to Elect
533 Jasmine Way
Roseburg, OR 97471
An Open Letter to Cliff Bentz:
submitted to media outlets across Oregon's 2nd Congressional District
October 12, 2022
The Honorable Cliff Stewart Bentz
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Bentz,
Joe Yetter here. Ballots will arrive in the hands of Oregonians next week and they have the right to know where candidates stand on issues that directly impact their lives. Unfortunately, it appears that you are unwilling to stand before voters in a debate.
I had hoped that I would not need to write this letter, but your campaign has repeatedly failed to respond to my team and to several chapters of the League of Women Voters, all offering a debate or town hall. Furthermore, you appear to have backed out of the televised debate proposed by NewsChannel 21 KTVZ out of Bend. You have left me no choice. I have made it abundantly clear in interviews and public statements that I am prepared to debate you anywhere and at any time.
We share a moral and ethical responsibility to allow voters from across Congressional District 2 to compare our perspectives on issues and our legislative priorities directly. Your constituents deserve to hear why you voted the way you did in the past and how you plan to vote in the future, if re-elected. They deserve to hear why you voted against veterans' health care, when you voted no on the PACT Act. The voters deserve to hear why you voted against reducing inflation, allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, and fighting climate change when you voted no on the Inflation Reduction Act. They deserve to know why you chose to vote against capping the cost of insulin at $35 per month when you voted no on the Affordable Insulin Now Act.
We should discuss these issues and more, in front of the voters, before they decide which of us to send to Washington D.C. to represent them and their values. It’s the least we can do. I hope that you will respond directly to my Campaign Manager, Hogan Sherrow at firstname.lastname@example.org with a proposed time and date for a debate.
JOSEPH F. YETTER III, M.D., M.P.H., COL (RET) USA
JOE IS ONE OF US
Veteran. Teacher. Farmer. Physician.
Joe joined the United States Army on September 5, 1968, and retired as a Colonel on January 31, 2004. "My oath to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic, remains in effect," he is fond of saying.
Joe went to medical school to save lives. Just as he took an oath to defend our Constitution, he took the Hippocratic oath that obliged him to serve other people to the best of his ability, without regard to his own self-interest. He is proud to have taught hundreds of younger doctors in multiple medical specialties, touching eternity as only a teacher can.
As a farmer, Joe has raised livestock and grown crops. He's deeply aware of the difficulty in making a financial success of a small farm, of the challenges of water rights, weather, and the vagaries of markets. He loves producing healthful food for neighbors and friends.
"I've served my country, my patients, my students, and my neighbors. Please allow me to serve you," said Yetter.