During a Coos County Commission January townhall meeting held at the fairgrounds in Myrtle Point to discuss county road rights-of-way, Commissioner Rod Taylor found his integrity being challenged. The January 6 insurrectionist and co-founder of the far right extremist group Citizens Restoring Liberty reacted angrily.

“I’m full of Jesus Christ”, asserted Taylor. “And I speak the truth.”

Of course, we all know that Taylor frequently doesn’t speak the truth, including telling lies about his opponent, Melissa Cribbins during the campaign. This prompted me to email Taylor reminding him that he frequently lies and suggesting he just uses Christianity to give himself credence where he would otherwise have none.

“Happy New Year Rod,

            The reason I am writing is because I happened upon a video of a meeting you attended a few weeks ago where your honesty was challenged. You replied rather angrily to the gentlemen saying words to the effect of “I’m a Christian, I don’t lie.”  You have been caught in numerous lies, a few of which are documented here. Your very claim that you don’t lie is in itself a lie. My question is do you really believe in Christianity or are you just using God and Jesus as props to achieve your own personal agenda?

            Additionally, now that your hero Donald Trump is an adjudged rapist, his company convicted of multiple frauds and felonies and there has been no proof to support his and your claims of widespread voter fraud sufficient to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election… do you still support Trump? Are you still proud of your participation in the January 6 insurrection?

Thank you,

Mary Geddry



Your allegations are consistently steeped in bias and foregone conclusion based on incorrect assumptions and bad information, thus I am not inclined to respond to them. I will say two things:

  1. I walk in the integrity of my heart; I speak truth and do not abide prevaricators.
  2. Jesus is not a prop; He is the Savior of all who choose Him, undeserving as we are. He is my guidepost, my cornerstone, and His words inform my perspective on everything, imperfect as I am.

“Coos County would save over $10 million a year, if only people would live by the teachings of Jesus.”

-Gordon Ross

At your service,

Rod Taylor

Coos County Commissioner

(541) 396-7539


Your cowardly response is a textbook example of prevarication, Rod. Based upon your nonanswer I believe it is safe to assume that you support a sexual predator and a proven liar to become commander in chief of our nation’s military.

How can you expect anyone to trust your judgment when your own bias informs all your actions and decisions?


Taylor didn’t answer my last question, instead he introduced four dangerous late agenda items to be taken up at tomorrow’s BOC meeting.


  1. Request Authorization to Submit SEL801 for May Primary re: BOEM Offshore Wind Energy Project- BOC
  2. Request Authorization to Submit SEL801 for May Primary re: Election Reforms-BOC
  3. Request Authorization to Submit SEL801 for May Primary re: Changing to Appointed Clerk-BOC
  4. Request Authorization to Submit SEL801 for May Primary re: School Choice Funding-BOC


Regarding “B” Taylor suggests “Should voting be in person, on one day, with ID, on paper ballots, hand counted, with provisions for absentee & disabled?”

Regarding “C” – “A plurality of Coos County voters believe the County Clerk needs greater accountability to the people, and that changing the position to one appointed by the Commissioners will accomplish that.”

First of all, there is no quantified plurality of the kind. Yet another Taylor lie. Further, instead of being accountable to the people, a board appointed clerk would be accountable only to the board and the board would quickly sacrifice competence for loyalty. Can you imagine clerk wannabe and furry conspiracy theorist and Trump sycophant Diane Rich as our county clerk?

Let’s not forget that Taylor hoped to disenfranchise 80 million voters when he trespassed on the US Capitol.

In addition to being an adjudged rapist and serial liar consider these points prepared by Trump’s own lawyers in an S-4 filing to the SEC relating to Trump’s Truth Social and Digital World Acquisition Corp under “Risk Assessment”  wrote the following on his behalf. (Apparently with a straight face).

A number of companies that were associated with President Trump have filed for bankruptcy. There can be no assurances that TMTG will not also become bankrupt. 

Entities associated with President Trump have filed for bankruptcy protection. The Trump Taj Mahal, which was built and owned by President Trump, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1991. The Trump Plaza, the Trump Castle, and the Plaza Hotel, all owned by President Trump at the time, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1992. THCR, which was founded by President Trump in 1995, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004. Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., the new name given to Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts after its 2004 bankruptcy,  declared bankruptcy in 2009. While all of the foregoing were in different businesses than TMTG, there can be no guarantee that TMTG’s performance will exceed the performance of those entities.

A number of companies that had license agreements with President Trump have failed. There can be no assurances that TMTG will not also fail. 

Trump Shuttle, Inc., launched by President Trump in 1989, defaulted on its loans in 1990 and ceased to exist by 1992. Trump University, founded by President Trump in 2005, ceased operations in 2011 amid lawsuits and investigations regarding the company’s business practices. Trump Vodka, a brand of vodka produced by Drinks Americas under license from the Trump Organization, was introduced in 2005 and discontinued in 2011. Trump Mortgage, LLC, a financial services company founded by President Trump in 2006, ceased operations in 2007. GoTrump.com, a travel site founded by President Trump in 2006, ceased operations in 2007. Trump Steaks, a brand of steak and other meats founded by President Trump in 2007, discontinued sales two months after its launch. While all these businesses were in different industries than TMTG, there can be no guarantee that TMTG’s performance will exceed the performance of these entities. 


This is the caliber of individual Taylor and fellow commissioner Bob Main want in charge of our nuclear codes. There is no way they should have any hand in choosing who manages our elections.

It is vitally important to defeat Bob Main and I encourage everyone to support Drew Farmer in his bid for commissioner.



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