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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.

US Senate

  • Senator Jeff Merkley

US Congress

  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, CD 1
  • Albert Lee, CD 3
  • Congressman Peter DeFazio, CD 4
  • Mark Gamba, CD 5

Oregon Secretary of State

  • State Senator Shemia Fagan

Oregon Attorney General

  • Ellen Rosenblum

Oregon State Treasurer

  • Tobias Read

Oregon State Senate

  • Deb Patterson, SD 10
  • Kate Lieber, SD 14
  • Senator Kathleen Taylor, SD 21
  • Rep. Chris Gorsek, SD 25

Oregon State House

  • Rep. Paul Evans, HD 20
  • Wlnsvey Campos, HD 28
  • Serin Bussell, HD 33
  • Dacia Grayber, HD 35
  • Rob Fullmer, HD 36
  • Rep. Rachel Prusak, HD 37
  • Paige Kreisman, HD 42
  • Khanh Pham, HD 46
  • William Miller, HD 50 (dual endorsement)
    Ricki Ruiz, HD 50 (dual endorsement)


AFT-Oregon thanks the hard work of our PLAC, especially VP of Political Action, Kayleigh Peterman, and Vice President At Large Ira Erbs!

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