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2012 General Election Endorsements

The following candidates have proven their commitment to creating a strong Oregon by supporting working people, building our middle class, and standing up for Oregon values.

A few candidates’ endorsements are outstanding while we wait to see their responses to important questions on our Candidate Questionnaire, and they are not yet included on this list. Thus far endorsements have been made for:
 

President of the United States
The National AFL-CIO has endorsed Barack Obama.
 

United States Congress
CD 1 - Suzanne Bonamici
CD 3 - Earl Blumenauer
CD 4 - Peter DeFazio
CD 5 - Kurt Schrader
 

Supreme Court - Richard Baldwin
Court of Appeals - Jim Egan
Secretary of State - Kate Brown
State Treasurer - Ted Wheeler
Labor Commissioner - Brad Avakian
Attorney General – Ellen Rosenblum
 

State Senate
SD 5 - Arnie Roblan
SD 14 - Mark Hass
SD 17 - Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
SD 21 - Diane Rosenbaum
SD 22 - Chip Shields
SD 23 - Jackie Dingfelder
SD 25 - Laurie Monnes Anderson
 

State House of Representatives
HD 5 - Peter Buckley
HD 8 - Paul Holvey
HD 9 - Caddy McKeown
HD 10 - David Gomberg
HD 11 - Phil Barnhart
HD 12 - John Lively
HD 13 - Nancy Nathanson
HD 14 - Val Hoyle
HD 16 - Sara Gelser
HD 19 - Claudia Kyle
HD 21 - Brian Clem
HD 22 - Betty Komp
HD 26 - Wynne Wakkila
HD 27 - Tobias Read
HD 28 - Jeff Barker
HD 29 - Ben Unger
HD 30 - Joe Gallegos
HD 31 - Brad Witt
HD 34 - Chris Harker
HD 35 - Margaret Doherty
HD 36 - Jennifer Williamson
HD 37 - Carl Hosticka
HD 38 - Chris Garrett
HD 40 - Brent Barton
HD 41 - Carolyn Tomei
HD 42 - Jules Bailey
HD 43 - Lew Frederick
HD 44 - Tina Kotek
HD 45 - Michael Dembrow
HD 46 - Alissa Keny-Guyer
HD 47 - Jessica Vega Pederson
HD 48 – Jeff Reardon
HD 49 - Chris Gorsek
HD 50 - Greg Matthews
HD-51 - Shemia Fagan
HD 52 – Peter Nordbye
HD 54 – Nathan Hovekamp
HD 58 - Bob Jenson


Local Races

Please contact your Central Labor Council or the unions in your area for local endorsements.
 

Ballot Measures
YES on Measures 82 & 82 to allow voter-approved, privately-owned casinos to be built in Oregon, and approve a single casino to be built in Wood Village.
NO on Oregon Estate Tax Phase-Out Initiative, Measure 84
YES on Oregon Corporate Tax "Kicker" Funds for Education Initiative, Measure 85

 

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