2020 State of Oregon Primary Candidate Recommendations

Each election, the AFT-Oregon’s Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) reviews the candidates running for Oregon offices. If a candidate demonstrates the values and goals of our members, then they may earn our recommendation.

Below you will find our current list of endorsed candidates. These decisions came about over countless hours of examining questionnaires and conducting dozens of interviews. There were no easy decisions, as all candidates came to us with good ideas, skills, and experiences.

AFT-Oregon elects Jaime Rodriguez as President

On July 1, 2019, Jamie Rodriguez began his term as the new AFT-Oregon President. Jaime has been a long time active member of Local 2277, Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals, in addition to serving as AFT-Oregon's VP of Political Action since 2014. AFT-Oregon members and staff welcome Jaime and are looking forward to his leadership, inspiration, and passion for labor advocacy.