Our Endorsements


Organizational Endorsements


Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Bernie PDX
Independents for Progressive Action
Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate
Our Revolution
Portland Mercury

Progressive Oregon

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Individual Endorsements

Please note: Positions and employers are listed for informational purposes only. In no way does this represent an endorsement by their respective organizations or employers.


Nonprofit and Community Leaders

Abdikadir Bashir Mohamud, Executive Director, Center for African Immigrants and Refugees of Oregon (CAIRO)
Abdisalan Mouse, Founder, Oregon Somali Family Education Center 
Alberto Moreno, Former Director, Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Baher Butti, President, Iraqi Society of Oregon
Carmen Rubio, Executive Director, Latino Network
Dan Petegorsky, Director of Public Policy, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Daniel Wasil, Fundraiser 
Darlene Huntress, Associate Director, Unite Oregon
Elisa Harrigan, Affordable Housing Initiative Program Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust
Eric Ward
, Executive Director, Western States Center 
Jamie Jones, Director of Operations, Disability Rights Oregon
Jim Labbe, Conservationist, Depave
Jo Ann A Hardesty, NAACP
Nichole Maher, President and CEO, Northwest Health Foundation
Violeta Rubiani, Program Associate, Meyer Memorial Trust

Public Servants


Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton
Kathy Wai, North Clackamas School Board
Marc San Soucie, City Councilor, City of Beaverton
Pramila JayapalCongresswoman for Washington's 7th Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives 
Rex Burkholder, Consultant, Metro Councilor (2001-2013) 
Sam Chase, Metro Councilor
Stephanie D. Stephens, David Douglas School Board Member (and Kayse's wife)
Tom Potter, Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2009)
Barbara Willer, Former Interim Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2

Attorneys and Legal Advocates

Ashlee Albies, Attorney, Albies and Stark 
Bobbin Singh, Executive Director, Oregon Justice Resource Center
Chris Winter, Crag Law Center

Teachers and Education Advocates


Amanda Byron, Professor, Portland State University
Andreina Velasco, Teacher, David Douglas School District
Angela Nusom, GEAR UP Program Director, Portland Public Schools
Ann Kopel, Instructor, Portland Community College
Anne Downing
, Teacher, David Douglas School District
Anne Paris, Teacher, Alliance Charter Academy
Billi Kraft, Retired Teacher 
Christopher Naze, Portland Public Schools
Desiree Hellegers, Professor, WSU Vancouver
Joshua Todd, Executive Director, Campus Compact of Oregon
Kathleen Dwyer, Instructor, Chemeketa Community College
Marj Hogan, Teacher, Evergreen School District
Matt Chorpenning, Instructor, School of Social Work, Portland State University
Roger Stephens, Retired Teacher 
Sam Gioia, Professor, Portland State University
Sara Veronica García González, Reynolds School District Budget Committee
Vadim Riskin, Manager, Portland Public Schools

Housing Advocates

Pam Phan, Policy and Organizing Manager, Community Alliance of Tenants
Tim Orr, Resident Manager, Community Alliance of Tenants
Zahro Abukar, Resident Manager, Community Partners for Affordable Housing

Creative Professionals

Jesse Weeg, Graphic Designer, ENGIN Creative
Margaret Foley, Writer

Health Workers and Advocates

Arisana Tolmei, A Clear Path
Anais Tuepker, Researcher, VA Portland Health Care Center
Andrea Cano, Clinical Chaplain, Providence Health System
Anya Valsamakis, Therapist in Private Practice
Beth Kaye, Manager, Oregon Patient Safety Commission
Betsy Zucker, Nurse Practitioner
Diana Doctor, Educational Administrator, OHSU
James, Ofsink, Project Manager, OHSU
Leslie Gregory, PA, Sellwood Medical Clinic
Lizzie Fussell, Program Specialist, Multnomah County Health Department
Louise Hoff, Psychotherapist
Luci Longoria
Mel Rader, Public Health Advocate
Raquel Bournhonesque, Community Coach, National Network of Public Health Institute
Shariff Mohamed, Social Worker
Shukri Osman, Physician
Soren Impey, Professor, OHSU

Private Sector and Business Professionals

Abdi M. Beledi, Information Technology, CDK Global and Senate District 24 Resident
Alison Handler, Solid Ground Consulting
Allison King
, Senior Account Executive, PDX Parent Magazine
Breana Hall, Brighter Focus, LLC
Carmen Madrid
, Business Development Specialist, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
Cheryl Curry, IT Support, Grounded Solutions Network
Denise M Eunson, Human Resources Manager, SunEdison
Heidi Guenin, Policy Analyst GridWorks
Tiago Denczuk, Mechanical Engineer, Tectronix


Community Members

Alice McCarthy
Alton Collins
Amanda Rhoads
Andrew Riley

Anita Hanning
Anita Yap
Anna Gindlesperger
Anne Wagner
Bill Weismann

D Pei Wu
Dan Douthit
Dat Nguyen
David Hudson
Debbie Gordon
Deborah Stein
Doretta Schrock
Edith Casterline
Daniel Amine
Ernesto Dominguez
Garret Hour

Gaylen Beatty
Heather Johnson
Heather Franklin
Jackie Yerby

Jeff Selby
Jennifer Kenny

Judith Mowry
Jessica Simpson
Jodi Schoenen
John Lorang
Judith Walker
Karen "Tommee" Carlisle
Kathleen Schultz
Kevin Garrison-Easton

Lisa Alfano
Lori Ubell
Natalie Janine Gates
Nicole Brown
Omar Shay
Pattie Carlin

Paul Leistner
Pete Lee
Ruthie Benjamin
Sally Joughin
Sandra Krebs
Savannah Mayfield Roberson
Shaun O'Connor
Siobhan O-Conner Gwozdz

Thomas Ngo
William Weismann

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