State Central CommitteeDelegate Candidate Statements

Adrienne Enghouse

Adrienne Enghouse


Adrienne Enghouse is a registered Nurse and lived in Oregon for 45 years. Raising her family, working and becoming increasingly involved in the Democratic Party. I see being involved in this party as a way to move policy and legislation to improve the lives of Oregon. This an opportunity to show elected leaders what is important to the Democrats of Oregon, and make sure that policy and legislation reflects Oregon values.

Running for Female Delegate


Albert Lee

Albert Lee


The 2016 election season activated me civically and politically. It was a season of firsts for me: contributing funds to a candidate; phonebanking; canvassing; attending events, rallies, and protests. These firsts were my gateway to volunteering and I currently work with organizations, including APANO, TriMet, IPR, The Giving Tree, the NAACP, and HCAO.

Each engagement diversifies my interactions with distinct populations. Additionally, as an academic Dean at a local community college, my interactions with many other parts of our community widen. Together, my large social, professional, and political networks, in conjunction with my ever-deepening volunteer engagement directs me to seek a position as a delegate to the State Central Committee.

I believe I can contribute to strengthening the party, while representing the views of the county party with a clear voice and solid communication. Having a varied background with experience in business, law, management, communications, and academia, I bring a wealth of skills and abilities to contribute, to bring a new perspective, and to challenge conventional wisdom.

A government of, by, and for the People starts with these foundational votes here. You can learn more about me at albertlee.xyz. I now respectfully and formally ask for your vote. Thank you.

Running for Male Delegate


Ami Fox

Ami Fox


Vote for Ami Fox for SCC delegate
* Communications Officer for Multnomah County Democrats (MCD)
* Election Integrity Delegate for Democratic Party of Oregon
* Started action text alerts “Ami’s Actions” for MCD
* Opened channels of communication, collaboration and resource sharing with various grassroots organizations with MCD including: Nasty Women Get Shit Done, Indivisible, Flip 4 Clackamas, Abolish ICE, Renew Oregon, and no NLG pipeline, boosting the signal of our grassroots allies.

My background is as a high school science teacher, school site union rep, yoga instructor and political activist. I am running because I have three mixed race elementary school aged daughters who cannot grow up in today’s America. I will fight for a future where all voices are equal. Our system is pay to play, we need to get money out of politics so that elected officials represent people instead of corporations, fighting for what people want: $15 and hour minimum wage, the green new deal, health care for all, equal treatment under the law. We need to partner with our allies rather than splintering off into small factions. Together we are stronger we are the 99%. I ask for your vote so I can make sure that the DPO works to makes the world a better place.

Running for Female Delegate


Betsy Salter

Betsy Salter


I have been honored to serve as an SCC delegate or alternate since 2005. I became active with the Multnomah County and Oregon Democratic parties after volunteering for the 2004 Kerry campaign for President. I was inspired by a talk given by former DPO Chair Meredith Wood Smith about the importance of grassroots activism.

I helped start the DPO Election Integrity and the Education Caucuses. I currently serve as Vice Chair for the Education Caucus. I have previously served on the DPO Platform and Resolutions committee, including as Vice Chair, and on the 3rd CD committee.
I have a track record of attending a minimum of 3 of 4 SCC meetings a year.

I support efforts to push progressive policies at local, state and federal levels. I was a state delegate to elect Oregon DNC delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders.
Please vote for me to serve as one of your SCC female representatives! Thanks!

Running for Female Delegate


Bill Harris

Bill Harris


I seek a position on the 1st Congressional District Committee so that I can:
–keep abreast of the problems facing our first district
–help communicate Multnomah Co issues to our Rep, Suzanne Bonamici
–participate in re-election of Rep Bonamici

I seek a position on the OR State Democratic Central Committee so that I can:
–become more aware of the view of public issues from democrats in other regions of the state
–carry progressive Mult Co ideas to be accepted by the state party and be beneficial to the entire state.

Running for Male Delegate


Bing Wong

Bing Wong


Bing has been a long time activist and held positions in the party from PCP, District Leader, Treasurer, CD3 Delegate, SCC Delegate. Bing has an excellent attendance record for meetings near and far and have served three terms on the SCC Credentials Committee from a chaotic process to an efficient process. Bing is a member of several State Party Caucuses.

Bing has worked on many committees including fundraisers for the good of the party. Many people have seen Bing with a camera at many events volunteering his services. Showing up and making commitments supporting outreach and campaigns including thousands of slate cards with the goal to make help Democratic candidates and causes to make make our community a better place to live.

Running for Male Delegate


Bob Tackett

Bob Tackett


My name is Bob Tackett, I am the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO which represents about 50,000 people in the greater Portland area. I’m an elected PCP and I have been pretty active with the East Suburban Democrats for the past several years.

Running for Male Delegate


Catherine Thomasson

Catherine Thomasson


Please consider my candidacy for SCC.
I bring to the Democratic Party a passion for human and civil rights, protection of health and the environment and advancement of all individuals to live a fulfilled and dignified life. As the former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in D.C., I have,
*Chaired national committee
*Driven participatory consensus-building efforts
*Developed strategy and policy
*Worked hard to achieve inclusivity as an essential component of all actions.
The Democratic Party must be a strong leader to elevate democratic practices within the state party and for all Oregonians. To accomplish this I will work to:
*Engage new, young and unaffiliated voters to build the party;
*Advance a platform to protect all Oregonians;
*Push the DPO to lead that effort by electing not appointing internal leadership;
*Work towards rank choice voting; and
*Semi-open primaries inclusive of non-affiliated voters.
I will insist that the DPO communicates our platform and its achievements to the public and calls on elected officials to be accountable to it. In addition, advocacy for caucus and county involvement in active policy development within the DPO is essential.

Running for Female Delegate


Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson


I believe in reforming the criminal justice system, strong environment policies including aggressive climate action and 100% renewables by 2025, higher corporate taxes, health care for all, affordable housing, electing the president by National Popular Vote, a Universal Basic Income, keeping Oregon a sanctuary state, and decriminalizing drug use and possession.

Running for Male Delegate


Cynthia (Cindy) Smith

Cynthia (Cindy) Smith


My name is Cindy Smith, I’m a disabled Air Force Veteran. I’m a PCP and served as Alternate Delegate and later Delegate to the Oregon State Central Committee 2016-2018. I am a member of the DPO Standing Rules Committee and a Delegate to CD1.

I am the Communications Officer for the DPO Veterans and Military Families Caucus and am an active member of the Disability Justice Caucus.
I was excited to participate in the Multnomah County Neighborhood Leader Program and to drop slate cards. I knocked on doors and phone banked for Governor Kate Brown and phone banked for Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

I believe that the strength of the Democratic Party is based in grassroots organizing and that the best way to beat Trump is by fighting for our progressive platform – for women’s rights, diversity, health care for all, LGBTQ rights, the environment, worker’s rights and honoring our commitments to veterans, seniors and the children who are our future.

I ask for your vote and support to serve as a delegate to the DPO SCC. Thank you.

Running for Female Delegate


Daniel Goetz

Daniel Goetz


I’m a passionate progressive working to make a difference in the society I live in.

As the District Leader for HD36/27 and as someone who lives in downtown Portland, I’ve seen the problems that inner-city neighborhoods face. I’ve seen the need for a voice to speak for the inner city. The urban poor. The people who don’t get heard because they’re too busy getting by to get involved. Someone needs to speak for us.

At the same time, as a working class child of the Willamette Valley I’ve seen the difficulties faced by our rural communities and their resentment of people who have no understanding of the difficulties they face. Job losses. Education cuts. Dying industries. Lack of health care. Someone needs to speak for us.

I intend to be that someone. I’m running to speak for the voiceless. To work for the exhausted. To shield the powerless. To challenge the comfortable. To upset the status quo. To speak for us.

Politics is about showing up. Please show up with me.

Running for Male Delegate


Eileen Reavey

Eileen Reavey


I am a passionate advocate for people and the planet. I have a Masters in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law from Lewis & Clark Law School and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from York College of Pennsylvania. Prior to the 2016 election, my professional focus was on climate action and I worked for an environmental nonprofit based in DC. Since moving to Oregon I’ve worked for campaigns and nonprofits advocating for a more progressive America. I co-founded the grassroots organization, National Popular Vote Oregon in 2016, which advocates for electing the President by national popular vote. I am a passionate, energetic, 27-year-old professional who is determined to make the world a better place. Since moving to Oregon I’ve been fighting for more progressive values, especially at the state legislature, and I’d love to continue that work as an SCC delegate. We all work hard to elect Democrats across the state, this work should translate into passing progressive bills that are imperative to our health and the health of our democracy. I’d love to have your vote for SCC delegate, thank you.

Running for Female Delegate


Faith E. Ruffing

Faith E. Ruffing


I am declaring myself as a candidate for Delegate to the State Central Committee for 2019-20. I have served as alternate and delegate over the last several years and attended all meetings.

I have contributed to the SCC as a member of the State Fairs and Local Events Committee, and represented Multnomah County at the State Fair.

I have served on the Platform and Resolution Committee (PRC) and led the work to develop the Environmental Article of the 2018 Democratic Party Platform. I have met with other members to develop a process for PRC members to research and follow the Legislative Agenda Items through their introduction to passage into law.

I am also declaring myself as a candidate for Delegate to the 3rd Congressional District Committee (3rd CD) for 2019-20. I have served as alternate and delegate over the last several years and attended all meetings.

I have participated in discussions of the 3rd CD and brought forth Resolutions on Security for Social Security which were passed and forwarded to Congressman Blumenauer and the other members of the Congressional Delegation.

I ask for your votes to continue this work. I am a free thinker and open to all that care to contribute to the discussion.

Running for Female Delegate


Gary Lietke

Gary Lietke


Vote for Gary Lietke, SCC delegate.
• Hell-bent on “progress” in “progressive”
• Steps up, gets stuff done
• Driven to vision, strategic planning, research, data, best practices

My DPO priorities:
• make MCD values count huge statewide
• block voting to maximize impact
• statewide voter engagement of big tent diversity that mirrors every group’s local population
• INCLUSIVE leadership
• build rural-urban mutual support
• better VAN data &sharing
• TRANSPARENT policy & operation
• Platform output that induces major govt adoption
• electeds ACCOUNTABILITY
• defeat bought elections, selfish 1%, corporation “person”

My high energy 6 mo MCD PCP journey:
• chief asst to Communications Officer
• lead, Communications Strategy team
• key member, new 2018 elections microsite
• detailed statistics, voter turnout in Mult Cty and entire state
• active Tech Team member
• key member, 2019 ReOrg microsite
• active Platform Committee/Legislative Liaison member
• lead, STAR voting task force
• guest participant DPO 4th Qtr mtg: leadership training, data mgt, Platform com, caucuses (elections integrity, black, young dems), SCC mtg
• regular attendee, HD 43 & HD 44 events
• strong recruiter of reliable, volunteer talent

My professional career includes substantial diversity & program mgt, research & data analysis experience.

Running for Male Delegate


Gladys Marie Garcia

Gladys Marie Garcia


Vote for GM Garcia for SCC delegate.
Endorsements: Lurelle Robbins, Chair, Lisa Morrison 46DL, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Rep.
Founder and Co-Chair of MultDems Racial Inclusivity Work Group

My leadership experience includes serving as President of the Oregon Association for Bilingual Education, a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, and opening of a nationally acclaimed public magnet school. Currently I provide consultation to school districts and mentor administrators new to the profession or state. I also volunteer as family/student advocate for public school parents’ access to civil rights.

A progressive Democrat, I believe healthcare and affordable housing are human rights. It’s my position that taking corporate funds and interests out of politics is priority. While optimistic that having retail corporations pay their share to address climate change, I anticipate the need to hold ourselves accountable in ensuring meaningful inclusion of (and impact on) our most marginalized communities. I am committed to fighting for livable wages, housing for all Oregonians, clean energy, genuine sanctuary city status, and removal of pay to play practices in politics. As a State Central Committee Delegate, I aspire to hold our elected officials accountable in ways that ensure equity and improved quality of life for all Oregonians.

Running for Female Delegate


Graham Parks

Graham Parks


Two years after the deluge, our Party has shown itself not just capable of staying afloat in sodden times, but of sailing like a champion against fascist-flavored tides. Now as the floodwaters subside, we must be ready to take the fight back onto dry land.

The mistakes which cost us — and our country — dearly in 2016 are as easy to make now as then. There is nothing new under the sun.

But I was one of those who accepted the honor, last time, of a two-year commitment to righting DPO’s ship after the storm. I have come to know at close quarters the dangers that lie in the temptation to ignore the uncertainties latent in the fact of a coming battle; in favor of spending precious hours re-fighting old battles, and sparring endlessly with the devils we know from the comfort of our chairs.

But it doesn’t follow, that a penchant for lock-step marching is a Democratic virtue. Diversity is our strength: people, ideas, places, interests. It’s what keeps the fire hot enough under our candidates to separate iron from slag. And I want to help keep the temperature up at the SCC straight through 2020.

Running for Male Delegate


Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna


I recently moved from Pennsylvania to Portland last year where I was active in the Party’s State Committee for 25 years. During that time I served 4 years as a County Chair, 16 years Regional Caucus Chair (there are 8), 5 years State Treasurer, and State Chair for 5 months until last June. As a result of those experiences, I’m a firm believer that the Party’s responsibilities and leadership should of course support and work with its elected officials but also maintain its own independence in its administration. The Party is not a tool of elected officials or special interest groups but should have an appropriate place at the table with them so as to advocate for its constituency, the dedicated grassroots Party activists that do the day to day work of communicating about, organizing for, and electing candidates that reflect its goals and ideals. I wish and hope to have the opportunity to support and advocate for those principals as a member of the State Central Committee and promise to if granted the honor and responsibility to serve. I respectively ask for your vote so as to be given the opportunity to do so.

Running for Male Delegate


Jackie Weissman

Jackie Weissman


I am running for 3rd CD Delegate because I want a stronger voice in the Democratic party. As a twenty-five year veteran documentary filmmaker and Director of Oregon Doc Camp, a retreat for experienced documentary filmmakers, I have developed strong organizational and leadership skills. Two years ago, I used those skills to co-found Indivisible Portland D3 and to organize and lead many large political meetings and trainings on its behalf.

Now I want to use my leadership and organizational skills to help the Democratic party strengthen Oregon’s safety net beginning with proper funding for our schools. As a parent of an eighteen year old child who has gone through Portland Public Schools, and an active volunteer in both PPS and David Douglas School Districts, I have seen schools that are dramatically underfunded and children that are not getting their needs met. A productive future for our citizens cannot be secured without a proper education.

But schools are just one state institution I want to strengthen. All of our state’s safety nets can be improved dramatically. I am running so I can use my skills to help make our state’s public institutions stronger and more effective for all.

Running for Female Delegate


Jason Ali Allen

Jason Ali Allen


I have served as a SCC Delegate for the last two years and humbly ask that the PCPs of Multnomah County re-elect me for a second term. Each quarter I learn something more about how this body functions, and am excited to help shape our structures in ways that offer greater power to the people in this next term.

Here are a few facts about me that may help to illuminate my candidacy and the perspective I bring to the table:

– I was born in Iran to an Iranian mother and American father who moved to the US when I was one year old.
– I am fluent in Spanish and French and have traveled, worked and studied in over 30 countries on 4 continents.
– I fell in love with Oregon in 2004 and since then have been learning, volunteering and working as a carpenter / construction contractor in Portland where I now live with my partner and two children.
– I recently served Multnomah County as Chair of the Endorsement Task Force and celebrate the great victories of the Fall 2018 election.
– Dismantling systems perpetuating racial, gender and economic oppression are my highest priority. We have a lot to learn and I look to indigenous cultures for wisdom.

Running for Male Delegate


Jil Heimensen

Jil Heimensen


I am respectfully asking for your vote for Treasurer of the Multnomah Democrats and for SCC Delegate. I’ve been the Secretary of the 3rd CD Committee since 2014, am very active on the Platform, Resolutions, and Legislation Committee, was Chair of the last two Platform Conventions, and was chair of the 2017 Celsi Celebration Committee. This election cycle, I knocked on 2,000 doors for Janelle Bynum in HD 51, Anna Williams in 52, and Chrissy Reitz in SD 26.

My qualifications for Treasurer include a B.S. in economics and a master’s degree in public policy with an emphasis in law and policy from Portland State University, with relevant coursework in public budgeting and public contract management. My current position at the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) involves accounting work in Quickbooks for the LOC and affiliate organizations. In addition, my role involves the preparation of a standard operating procedures (SOP) manual for the LOC, which includes procedures for LOC accounting processes. If elected Treasurer, one my goals is to prepare a SOP manual for the Multnomah County Democrats to provide guidance for future Treasurers of the party.

Running for Female Delegate


John Harris Knight

John Harris Knight


Send John Harris Knight back to the SCC!

SCC Delegation Chair
Neighborhood Leader Program Chair
Homecare Worker (SEIU 503)
Campaign Workers Guild

Experience
-Nonprofit Management graduate studies (PSU)
-Executive Director (school)
-Board President & Treasurer (environmental nonprofit)
-Educator (former Kansas NEA member)

Please support the following SCC Platform compiled from Democrats across Oregon.
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Expand democratic practices within DPO/SCC
Emphasize county grassroots party building
Mobilize new voters
-Youth development program
-Semi-open primaries (+NAVs)
Continue developing a 36-county, 4.1-million Oregonian strategy!

Prioritize DPO Platform Promotion
-Overt platform marketing and messaging
-Candidate-Platform Accountability Program
-Education: PlatForums, candidate fora, public policy debates
-Expand popular participation in platform drafting process

The SCC/DPO should take responsibility for developing policy proposals and messaging, not the big corporate think tanks and Nike!
-Green New Deal (Bridging the Labor-Environment Divide)
-New Justice Deal (Education, Criminal Justice, Economic/Workplace Equity and Democracy, Medicare for All)

Restore DPO and County control of VAN
Allow Democratic challengers VAN access
Technical support for rural counties
Family support at SCC/DPO events

Running for Male Delegate


Julio Castilleja

Julio Castilleja


My name is Julio Castilleja. I am asking for your vote to become a Delegate to the State Central Committee. I am a small business owner and entrepreneur. Oregon is home to my family and my business. I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with other small business owners. It was through that channel that I found my desire to help people. Knowing I could do more, I stepped up and ran for a spot to represent my community. I am currently a Precinct Committee Person representing Oregon House District 42 Precinct 4205. During the 2018 Mid-terms, I volunteered as a Neighborhood Leader and Coordinator. During that time, I focused my attention on raising voter awareness by creating digital content and videos for social media. Oregon is an amazing state. We should set the example by which other states would want to follow. This means providing better education, increasing healthcare coverage, reforming our criminal justice system, investment in green technology, and finally addressing our homelessness crisis. All this will take new ideas and new solutions. Your vote of support helps me to continue the efforts to make Oregon better for everyone. Thank You

Running for Male Delegate


Kevin Fitts

Kevin Fitts


I am a disabled individual who has lived with diagnosis of schizophrenia for 30 years, however that doesn’t limit me. I work as a volunteer in health policy related to behavioral health. I am interested in getting more involved in democratic party activities to help provide greater visibility to folks like myself living with such challenges. I am excited to help bring more folks who have disabilities to the work of our democratic party. I am intelligent, conscientious, and like working with others.

Running for Male Delegate


Leah Gibbs

Leah Gibbs


I am asking for your vote to re-elect me to the SCC so that I can continue the work of bringing together the three elements of politics I have invested energy, thought and passion into for the past two years. First, connecting with activists and voters, which is how I used my leadership roles as both a Precinct Captain and Assistant District Leader for HD43. In those roles, I’ve also worked the electoral streets (often with my two young children in tow), spending countless hours on GoTV in 2016 and 2018, and knocking on doors for a wide variety of Democratic candidates, including the entire Democratic statewide slate in 2018 headed by Governor Brown. Second, as a bridge-builder, I’ve established working relationships with various grassroots groups such as Democratic Socialists of America and the Portland Metro Peoples’ Coalition, which helps us advance our progressive policy goals by bolstering the energy of the grassroots. Third, my experience in those roles solidified my view that a vibrant party will only attract new voters and activists if we are open, transparent, and adhere to our platform.

Running for Female Delegate


Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz


As a Progressives new to Party politics in 2015, I’ve been on a steep 3-year learning curve. As a queer Latinx and a single mom, I can provide much-needed perspective to conversations related to Justice. My goals, if elected to serve the SCC, include creating a more just, transparent, accountable, and democratic system. I want to see Party leadership which is aspirational – and thereby inspirational – in its representation of marginalized communities. I want to work on finding a path of return for those who have been disenfranchised & to earn respect and commitment from constituencies who have been historically excluded. I want to roll up the sides of the big tent to allow a greater flow of people to participate and feel welcome and to know that their issues are our issues. The justice they need is the justice we need and we’ll stand in solidarity and fight alongside them to achieve it. I want our processes and procedures to be user-friendly. Greater access, greater transparency, greater accountability, greater collaboration, greater Justice and understanding. This is the Progressive agenda I bring to the table. I am asking you to vote for me, Lisa Ortiz, for SCC delegate serving Multnomah County.

Running for Female Delegate


Lisa Wolf

Lisa Wolf


Friends,

On Saturday, January 13th, MCD PCP’s will choose how they want to keep the DPO moving ahead, and which delegates are best equipped to lead that progress. All candidates should explain what they intend to do at SCC, so this is what I am about for 2019-2021:

-Collaborating with the DPO to address how deeply broken our campaign finance laws are and developing a plan for positive change.
-Collaborating with fellow delegates to end the undemocratic system of super-delegates.
-Collaborating with fellow delegates to open our Primary to NAV’s, to encourage voter engagement while instilling public trust.
-Collaborating with fellow delegates to insure that ALL DPO Rules and Policies are put into writing. No more “moving the goal posts.”
-Collaborating with fellow delegates to increase SCC oversight of DPO coordinated campaign activities and the VAN.
-Collaborating with the Delegation and the Election Integrity Caucus regarding piloting a ranked choice-type voting in the Democratic Primary.

As a part of the SCC Delegation of Multnomah County, I pledge to collaborate with you for a new path forward, one that is open, transparent, inclusive, ACCOUNTABLE and strengthens our Democracy.

I humbly ask for your support and your vote.

In solidarity,

Lisa Wolf

Running for Female Delegate


Lurelle Robbins

Lurelle Robbins


I am proud to have served as your Party Chair for the past 2 years. Thrilled with our electoral successes and the dedication and activity of our members, I hope to continue in this role.

I run for re-election committed to ensuring that this Party keep winning and keep promoting and living by the values we profess. As we demand a truly inclusive and just society, so must team Multnomah Democrats be KNOWN as a place that is welcoming to and representative of all county Democrats.

The job of Party Chair is demanding, sometimes tedious, and our many activities require oversight and encouragement. Being Chair requires a thorough knowledge of Party structure and the political framework within which it performs. Continuing to learn daily, I strive to be open and welcoming to every Democrat, endeavoring to consider and share the new ideas of our expanding membership. Whether in the field of campaigns or the work of Party growth, I encourage folks to work together as teams.

I run again to Chair our county Party, knowing that our effectiveness is inexorably tied to how WE live our values as Democrats.

I humbly ask for your vote – as We Rise Together.

Running for Male Delegate


Maggie Skenderian

Maggie Skenderian


I would be honored to serve as a Delegate on the State Central Committee and support Multnomah County Democrats. I am particularly interested in affordable health care, housing and education; voting rights/voting system integrity; and advancing civics education.

I became a Portland resident in 1994 and for 20 years, served the public at the City of Portland. For ten years, I was the Bureau of Environmental Services Eastside Watersheds Manager focusing much of my efforts on reducing flood impacts to Lents residents. Other work experiences include; time with Metro as a Water Resource Planner, an internship at 1000 Friends of Oregon working with Hood River residents to participate in Periodic Review of their Comprehensive Plan, and helping to preserve affordable housing with the Burlington Community Land Trust in Vermont.
I have a BS in Water Resources (University of Vermont) and an Executive Masters in Public Administration (Portland State University).

I retired in 2016 and want to connect with people throughout the State working toward a strong and equitable democracy. We must work to ensure that basic needs are available to all of our citizens and that access to healthy, vibrant communities is not reserved for the privileged.

Running for Female Delegate


Michael A. Burch

Michael A. Burch


Michael A. Burch is a native Oregonian and a lifelong democrat. He attended K – 8th grade at Highland Elementary now, King school. He graduated from Benson High and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. He also served six years in the Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam era.

In his current position since November 2010, Michael is a Community Relations/Outreach Representative for the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, responsible for Oregon and SW Washington. He is actively involved in educating the community about the opportunities and benefits of a careers in organized labor. As a Representative for the UBC his target population is low income women and ethnic minorities. He sits on two Joint Apprenticeship Training committees, is a board member for PYB, Constructing Hope and Northwest Worker’s Justice Project.

I have been a democrat all of my adult life. I would like to see the Democratic Party of. I have worked for three different unions in my career and understand the value of organized labor.

Being able to represent my committee would be an honor and one I would take very seriously.

Thank you for your consideration

Running for Male Delegate


Michael C. Smith

Michael C. Smith


As a lifelong Democrat and a member of SEIU 503, I believe the strength of our democratic institutions is our best defense against Trumpian authoritarianism. As MCD’s Technology Officer, I established a Tech Team that modernized our web presence, upgraded our office equipment, and migrated email to better hosting. As alternate delegate to SCC, I advocated for gun safety policies including permit-to-purchase, and for curbing ICE’s human rights abuses.

As Second Vice Chair, I will build a better system for sharing PCP and volunteer information within the Party. I will credential meetings so that all, including the Credentials Committee, may participate as per Robert’s Rules. I will execute my duties impartially, without respect to faction or prefered candidate.

As SCC delegate, I will stand for an open, more inclusive State Party, that treats primary candidates with greater impartiality. I will advocate for better training resources for county parties, open primaries, universal healthcare, proven gun safety reforms, POC and LGBT rights, and green infrastructure to reduce carbon pollution.

Endorsed by:
State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
Travis Nelson, DNC Delegate
Rachelle Dixon, VC1, Multnomah Democrats
Michelle Risher, DPO LGBT Caucus Chair
Cynthia Yolland, District Leader, HD 44
Lisa Morrison, District Leader, HD 46

Running for Male Delegate


Michael Cojocaru

Michael Cojocaru


As the blue wave swept away 40 GOP house seats and into Democratic control in Washington, and hundreds more at the state level, it’s important that we have representatives who listen to those who elected them. I am a sophomore at Portland State University, and many people in my generation (Gen-Z), are being bombarded with college tuition fees and healthcare costs which prevent us from becoming financially independent and reaching our full potential. Too many of my friends (myself included), have had to put our mental and physical well-being on the backburner to afford basic necessities. We deserve to live comfortably like generations previous, and as the gap between the 99% and the 1% continues to expand, we have to address these issues now. I want to support our elected leaders in becoming fierce advocates for medicare-for-all, tuition-free public college, police brutality, getting corporate money out of politics, mental health reform, climate change, and much more. To quote Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “It does not take a hundred years to do this, it takes political courage.” Overall, change will not happen in our country unless ordinary people stand up for what is right, and that is exactly why I’m running.

Running for Male Delegate


Miguel G. Moseler

Miguel G. Moseler


My vision and mission are to create and advocate policies for Puerto Rico and the Pacific Island Territorials, affected by the Jones Act.

This Act from 1920 was imposed by United State Congress without equal representation and with the purpose to control minority population of the islands.
My goal is to amend the Jones Act to create equal opportunities for all citizens in these geographic locations.

Citizens of Puerto Rico and the Pacific Island Territorials should have the same right as mainland citizens.

That includes equal human rights, citizen rights, economic and education rights and political voting rights.

Running for Male Delegate


Moses Ross

Moses Ross


My name is Moses Ross from HD38 (The Fightin’ 38th!) asking you for your vote to represent Multnomah County as a male delegate on the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) State Central Committee (SCC).

My Democratic Party experience is extensive, having served as an officer of the Multnomah County Democratic Party (both Treasurer for four years and Communications Secretary for two years). as HD35/38 District Leader and as a delegate to the DPO State Central Committee (SCC) for eight years. Additionally, I’ve represented Oregon at the Democratic National Convention both in 2008 and 2016. I’m currently an alternate SCC delegate and DPO Rules Committee member.

My political passion is campaign finance reform and getting big money out of politics. While serving on the Multnomah County Charter Review Committee, I introduced and championed a campaign finance reform (CFR) charter amendment which became Measure 26-184 and was passed by Multnomah County voters in November 2016 by an astonishing 89.7% “yes” vote! We then introduced a similar CFR measure in 2018 for City of Portland elections (Measure26-200) which passed by 87%! Next up, a statewide CFR constitutional amendment in 2020.

Thank you for all you do and for your vote for SCC delegate!

Running for Male Delegate


Pete Lee

Pete Lee


I believe that lasting change comes from the power of people being engaged in our communities, from acts of everyday heroism to participating energetically in progressive candidate and cause campaigns. I have knocked on over 500 doors all over Oregon for great candidates this year (including Jamie McLeod-Skinner, JoAnn Hardesty, and Tiffiny Mitchell) and continue today supporting labor union organizing efforts and citizen lobbying (Clean Energy Jobs, Health Care for All Oregon). I was honored to receive the DPO Volunteer of the Year award for grassroots organizing and would be honored to have your support to continue this work all across our state as your State Central Committee member!

Running for Male Delegate


Quinton Blanton

Quinton Blanton


I come from a working class background and since graduating college in 2014, I have consistently been working poor. The downward mobility I’ve experienced is attributable to a number of factors; my Blackness and maleness, I come from slaves, and generations of my family that preceded me were shut out of wealth and asset building opportunities. We currently live in an America where there is no room for people or groups of people for that matter, who lack material wealth. I would like to change that. Among many other things, poor, working, and middle class Oregonians need radical advocacy and politics that will increase labor unions and strengthen the preexisting ones, tax reform that favors the bottom 50 percent, top-notch universal healthcare, and affordable housing. I have come to find that most Oregonians want what most Americans want—stability. They want a living wage, the agency to access all that America has to offer, and a secure and enjoyable retirement. I believe people should advocate and do politics from their wealth position. If elected, I will be a fierce advocate for Oregonians who are at the bottom.

Running for Male Delegate


Rachelle Dixon

Rachelle Dixon


I am asking for your support in continuing the very important work as an officer in the Party as Vice Chair 1 and as a CD Delegate. In 2017, I promised to be a bridge builder and I have done just that. I have used my background in Instructional Design to create training for PCP’s that was fresh and relevant to the role. I helped expand our reach by forming the First Democratic group in the Pacific Northwest committed to Social Justice. I created the first functioning Women’s Committee in the last decade and launched the study group that will become our very own Young Democrat Club.

I spoke truth to power in resolutions I wrote on expunging marijuana misdemeanors and addressing police brutality. I became a part of a functional Administration and Executive team. I helped to revise the bylaws for CD 3.

We have come a long way, but we have a long way to go. I see more that I can do to aid our Party. Facing 2020, we need experienced officers that can build bridges in every part of the city and I am a bridge builder. Please vote for me to continue our progress forward.

Running for Female Delegate


Robert Reynolds

Robert Reynolds


I have been an SSC Alternate for most of the last four years and have attended all but a few of the SSC meetings (missed one in John Day), serving as Delegate for three or four meetings. The point: I do attend, even when it’s not easy to do so.

My progressive focus will generate action at the County and State levels, with efforts to affect National policies of the Party as well.

I propose policies to help our incumbents appreciate the intended outcomes of our Platform planks and to be accountable to us for their subsequent actions in support (or otherwise).

I work for a 28th Amendment to the Constitution establishing that “corporations are legal entities, not persons” and that “money is property, not free speech.”
I work for criminal justice reform, emphasizing ending mandatory minimum sentences; for moving toward restorative justice (rather than retributive) wherever possible.

Running for Male Delegate


Ruth Jensen

Ruth Jensen


Please vote for me to increase Native participation across Oregon. In 2016, voters chose Tawna Sanchez – the second Native American elected to Oregon’s Legislature since its inception in 1848. I will work for others to engage fully in the democratic process and follow in Tawna’s footsteps.

In rural and urban Indian communities, I worked to close racial disparities in health and education. Economists in 2015 said the racial achievement-gap costs Oregon $2 billion annually. In 2017, Oregon’s Native students graduated at a rate of 59% versus 78% for Caucasian students. These disparities silence the voices we long to hear.

Cultural strengths of Native people make us survivors/thrivers and benefit all Oregonians. Many Native leaders have devoted time and talent to engage Native people politically. I would connect with those working on common goals.

Earlier this year, I helped organize DPO’s first Native American Caucus and was a key author of its Charter and Bylaws. At our inaugural meeting in August, I was elected Secretary. I care about all our communities. Please vote for me to join with you in making the world a better place.

Running for Female Delegate


Shirley Minor

Shirley Minor


I would like to submit my name for consideration for both CD and SCC. This past couple of years I have served on both committees as a delegate while also serving as a PCP. Both committees have been rewarding assignments. This has placed me in a position to interact with like-minded Democrats around the state. I presently serve on the Credentials Committee as a member at large from the 3rd CD. My union membership in SEIU, CAPE Committee enables me to work in unison with the Democratic Party throughout the country. In addition, I am a member of NAACP, WNA, NECN, and the Urban League all of which coordinate activities that complement one another’s missions.

I believe my participation on both committees has served to be a mutual asset to the DPO and MultDems.

Thank you for your support and please vote for SHIRLEY MINOR.

Running for Female Delegate


Spencer Trumm

Spencer Trumm


VOTE SPENCER TRUMM FOR SCC DELEGATE
ORGANIZER and ACTIVIST

My name is Spencer Trumm and I hope to bring my experience and perspective as an activist and organizer to serve the SCC. In particular, I want to organize the DPO to serve as a countervailing force to prevent the powerful from tyrannizing the vulnerable. It is time to disentangle our democracy from big money in politics.

I have dedicated myself to progressive causes and candidates as:
-A teenage anti-war activist
-A farm labor organizer
-Assistant to Eddy Morales in his business and campaign for election to Gresham City Council
-Organizer with East County Rising
-Organizer with Washington’s Yes on 1433 campaign for a higher minimum wage and sick- and safe leave.
-Communications specialist for Main Street Alliance of Oregon
-PolitiCorps fellow with the Bus Project.

I currently serve in the following roles:
-First Assistant District Leader for HD-42
-Platform Chair of the Young Democrats of Oregon, and
-Three-year member of the Celsi Celebration Planning Committee.

I stand for:
-Universal human rights and civil liberties
-Defense of our democracy from corruption and disenfranchisement

I would be honored to earn your vote! Vote Spencer Trumm for SCC delegate.

Running for Male Delegate


Timothy (Tim) Rowan

Timothy (Tim) Rowan


Selection of Tim Rowan’s activities in and related to the Party over the years:
• 1964: worked on successful campaign to unseat nine-term Republican incumbent and governor campaign, plus LBJ.
• 1966, 1967: Served as President of Kitsap County, Washington Young Democrats,
• Member, NAACP, ACLU, Brady Campaign, Amnesty International, Basic Rights Oregon, Americans United.
• 1968: local Chairperson of the National Moratorium Committee, worked on the presidential campaign , Eugene McCarthy
• Volunteered for every subsequent presidential campaign to date:
• Precinct committee person in precinct 4101 my home for 32 years; 2004-2020, attended over 75% of CC Meetings.
• Chair, Multnomah County Endorsement Task Force, Secretary, 3rd CD Democratic Committee, 2009-2012, Chair of Committee 2013-2017
• 2016 – Multnomah County Dick Celsi Award Winner given once each year for long term commitment to and volunteerism with, the Democratic Party, delegate, Democratic National Convention, Voter, U.S. Electoral College.
• 2018, consultant to Multnomah Dems Platform Committee and Credentials Committee, Member, 3rd CD Committee, Chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee, Democratic Party Of Oregon
Reed College, Class of ’71, married (wife Patti MacRae), two children, two grandchildren; Portland resident 1967 on

Running for Male Delegate


Tom Fox-Sellers

Tom Fox-Sellers


Progressive, grassroots, lifetime Democrat and member of DSA. Would like to help push the state to be more progressive.

Running for Male Delegate

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