State Central CommitteeDelegate Candidate Statements

Brandon Zero
Brandon Zero

Brandon Zero


I’m standing as a delegate to the State Central Committee to bring my experience as a journalist and activist to the role. I’m thorough, collaborative, and responsive. I hope to use my talents to best represent the county at the state level.

 


Shani Harris-Bagwell
Shani Harris-Bagwell

Shani Harris-Bagwell


I bring a Black queer feminist lens that is needed in on the SCC and CD3. I love policy and believe good rules make us all better. I will work hard for you all to ensure that everyone’s voices are heard. For more info check out www.shanifororegon.com


Michael C. Smith
Michael C. Smith

Michael C. Smith


As an SCC delegate I will continue to work for a more open and progressive SCC. I will work for better outreach to BIPOC, non-affiliated, and rural voters. I will fight for an Oregon Green New Deal and Universal Healthcare.


Ami Fox
Ami Fox

Ami Fox


The last 4 years I have served as the election integrity delegate for the DPO, this time around I would like to serve in a broader capacity with the objective of moving forward the Democratic Party Platform into legal policy.


Bill Harris

Bill Harris


I have been a delegate to the state Central committee in the past. My interest being delegate again is mainly concentrated being in position to boost progressive decisions at the state level. I am retired with time available for involvement.


Miguel Gonzalez- Moseler
Miguel Gonzalez- Moseler

Miguel Gonzalez- Moseler


I want to help elect the First African American Women for Congress from Oregon and bring equal represention to state and local leardship to eleminate racism symatic in the party by helping elect people all background and be a voice for poor people


Mike Radway
Mike Radway

Mike Radway


I am a loyal Democrat who has worked for 28+ years on Capitol Hill and as an appointee in the Clinton and Obama Administrations. I have volunteered for more campaigns than I can count and have served as a PCP, state party Treasurer, and DNC Member.


Grant Schott
Grant Schott

Grant Schott


As PCP in Parkrose for a decade, I walk my precinct & distributed hundreds of masks at my apartment + donated 200 high school masks to native Fossil. I work for Labor as AFGE staff, OPEIU member; CWA prior. I organize inclusively to grow the team


Bing Wong
Bing Wong

Bing Wong


I have been active for many years as PCP, also serving as District Leader and Treasurer for 3.5 years, delegate to SCC and CD3. Currently serving as SCC Credential Chair. I reside in HD46 the heart of the AAPI community (Jade District).


Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna


I Know And Want To Change The Party having served as; (A) both a local committee person and State Party representative for almost 30 years; (B) attending several national conventions in the past; (C) a PCP, District Leader and SCC member for MultDems, (D) a DPO Budget Committee member, successfully writing revisions to the budget process for more advanced consideration of it my its membership; and (E) a member of the DNC’s National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council for the last 15 years.


Henry Exerjian
Henry Exerjian

Henry Exerjian


Latino/Chilean/Armenian. Gleeful progressive @ Multdem’s since 2015. *DL in HD50 *Elected State Bernie Del- 2016. Priorities: End secret ballot @ SCC-transparency 4alll! End R Neal as Chair of Ways & Means! CPC vote bloc, floor votes for M4A & GND!


Catherine Thomasson
Catherine Thomasson

Catherine Thomasson


I value diversity, justice and progressive values. My experience will allow me to better represent you and improve the state party. Current roles: Vice-chair Environmental Caucus, volunteer coordinator, PCP on-boarding, platform delegate.


Daniel Goetz
Daniel Goetz

Daniel Goetz


Hello. I’m running to serve as a delegate to the SCC again. We have a lot of work to do, and we’re nowhere near done. I intend to work with others in the SCC to bring us back to the bottom up, grassroots organization we’re supposed to be. Thanks.


Jay Parasco
Jay Parasco

Jay Parasco


I work for a labor union, serve on the boards of two nonprofits, am a member of the Oregon Bar, and served in the Army for over six years. I’ve also been a core team member on several local and federal campaigns. Black Lives Matter.


Sally Joughin
Sally Joughin

Sally Joughin


As SCC Delegate, I’d bring experience & progressive ideas to DPO. MultDems leadership 2016-2020: ADL-HD42 & Credentials; Rules Chair (revised Bylaws); founder-Racial Inclusivity Work Group; PRLC Justice Study Group (current Lead); SCC Alternate 2020


Cindy Smith

Cindy Smith


I’m a disabled Air Force Vet, PCP, SCC delegate, Veterans Caucus Chair, Rules Committee member & progressive. In 2020 I organized 7 phonebanks for Rep DeFazio. I’m endorsed by Rosa Colquitt, Michelle Risher & Travis Nelson and hope to earn your vote.


Lisa Wolf

Lisa Wolf


Most voters have never even heard of the DPO. Without meaningful, innovative actions and a genuine plan for progress we cannot utilize DPO’s capacity to help people when they need it most. These actions must be done quickly, so let’s get it done.


Kevin Fitts with Rachelle Dixon
Kevin Fitts

Kevin Fitts


I live as an Oregonian with a behavioral health disorders. I think we need to grow our diversity as party and have better representation for individuals with disabilities.


Michael Burch
Michael A Burch

Michael A Burch


My background is in organized labor, non profits, diversity, equity and inclusion for everyone. If elected my promise is to continue supporting working class people, especially women and people of color. I would greatly appreciate your vote.


Sara Wolk
Sara Wolk

Sara Wolk


My friends know me as a tireless organizer who picks up the phone and who does the work. I will fight for democratic values and to dismantle the toxic systems that relentlessly seek to consolidate power in the hands of far too few. In solidarity.


Kavan Bahrami

Kavan Bahrami


I believe in the role of government to ensure a just society for those it governs, and I want to make sure it does so. I’ve served one session as an Alternate and feel confident with the process (rules and procedures) to be a capable voting Delegate.


Shirley Minor
Shirley Minor

Shirley Minor


I am also a past District Leader, present SCC and 3rd CD delegate, also a member of CAPE for 503 SEIU union.


Lurelle Robbins

Lurelle Robbins


Having served on the SCC as Chair of the County Party and having served on CD1 as Treasurer and Secretary I am well aware of the frustration that progressive Democrats experience when it comes to change at the DPO. I have learned much that we can use.


Bob Tackett

Bob Tackett


My name is Bob Tackett, I am the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the NW Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a PCP for Multnomah County HD 49. I’m also an Alternate SCC member. I’m very involved in politics with my job and I’m asking for your vote.


Gary Lietke

Gary Lietke


Let’s build proactive, grassroots progressive strategic vision. Empower diversity, marginalized, working class. Serious mutual empathic listening among all sides for transformative solutions. Transparency! Energetic resumé in many MultDems/DPO roles.


Tim Rowan

Tim Rowan


As a former Dick Celsi Award winner and former Chair of the 3rd CD, my perspective will help Multdems, the Third CD, and the DPO to achieve their missions: to elect Democrats in Oregon, to expand the Party, and to support progressive ideals.


Mary V. Rarick

Mary V. Rarick


I’ve spent the past two years volunteering as a community organizer for the presidential race. I’m confident that by working together we can build the kind of democracy and society that works for all Oregonians.


Joel Barker

Joel Barker


While I served as Communications Officer for MultDems over the last two years, I am proud of the trust and victories we have achieved. Now, I want to join and strengthen our party statewide with accountability, transparency, and coalition building.


Kevin Weitemier

Kevin Weitemier


As a scientist at OSU, a proud union member, and a former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon, I’ve gained the experience to help lead Oregon forward with progressive policies and values. Thank you for your consideration.


Jesse Cornett

Jesse Cornett


I have been a PCP off & on for 20 years. I have helped many candidates, & worked w/ D elected officials. I came up through the DPO, & spent the Primary tied to the hip of Bernie Sanders. Glad to be home and would be thrilled to serve as a delegate.


Rachelle Dixon

Rachelle Dixon



Mary Schutten

Mary Schutten


I’m a comm. builder & Dem. super volunteer. I work on campaigns & causes to bring more equity & equality to our community. Copy & paste to see my work: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BxTGszyvwWRidcLzsCEXPm17Mx5vK6M6?usp=sharing


Leslie Mason

Leslie Mason


I’m an elected PCP living in HD42 with a background in sales & communication. I’m comfortable building relationships & workshopping problems to achieve goals, which makes me an excellent delegate candidate. I’m endorsed by Joel Barker & Kyle Huth.


David Aldermatt

David Altermatt


I enjoy being the change. I began my Democratic Central Committee involvement as a PCP in Florida in 2009. I have been a PCP & held various Committee offices ever since. And I served as a Multnomah Dems CD-1 alternate delegate and as CD-1 Treasurer.


Rosetta Akin

Roseta Akin


11 years PCP, Tri County Rep to DPO Exec Committee, Prior CD3 and SCC member, Former President of Rosemont Court Tenant Assn, Currently with NW Housing Alliance working on affordable housing.


Johna F. Rossetto

Johna F. Rossetto


Because Ioved working with my party, and getting information from DC to send back to Oregon


Jason Ali Allen

Jason Ali Allen


Excited to continue the work. Last year I served on Platforms & Resolutions and a special committee formed to create the SCC’s first Code of Conduct. I hope to campaign and lobby for Same-Day Registration in Oregon during this next term.


Randal Steven Davis

Randal Steven Davis



James "Jas" Davis

James "Jas" Davis


I recently served on CD3 and the Election Integrity Caucus & platform team. Let’s bring needed reforms to DPO! Please also vote 5 STARS for all our other endorsed progressive candidates supported by over 100 PCPs! See https://newdealdems.org/endorsed


Marc Koller

Marc Koller


I have been a progressive candidate for US Congress and past Chair of the Celsi Celebration. Along with a group of volunteers I led the recent Together4oregon fundraiser. I am committed to making the DPO be a beacon of progressive values.


Moses Ross

Moses Ross


A vote for Moses Ross is a vote for our bedrock Democratic Party values. Moses’ experience includes MultCo Dems Treasurer, HD35/38 DL, MultCo SCC delegate and as a DPO Rules Committee member. Thank you for all you do and for your vote!


Marcia Schneider
Marcia Schneider

Marcia Schneider


Progressive Democrat, union leader, organizer. I see the work of our Democratic Party as advancing our values and advocating for the future we envision: A sustainable planet and a just country where everyone has healthcare, education and opportunity.


Robert Reynolds

Robert Reynolds


Our Platforms should serve as instructions to our legislators—tempered by their perspectives but reliably taken seriously. My attempt to accomplish this has been ratified by SCC; now I need to vote there to activate the program and other progress.


Jeff Weston

Jeff Weston


I was appointed a PCP at our December County Central Committee meeting. As a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians I am familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order and am a strong proponent of the democratic principles behind those rules.


Johna F Rossetto

Johna F Rossetto


Because Ioved working with my party, and getting information from DC to send back to Oregon.


Graham Parks

Graham Parks


Since 2017, I have stood on the SCC for unstinting resistance to fascism, for Oregon be a national model of what unified Democratic government can accomplish, and for the idea that this party can govern itself in a way that does justice to its name.


Sara Safdie

Sara Safdie


My background is in writing, editing, education (college level) and environmental/climate change issues. I believe this will make me a valuable liaison at state and/or Congressional levels.


Quinton Blanton

Quinton Blanton



Faith Ruffing

Faith E Ruffing


I have worked over the last several years to increase the participation of PCPs in the development of the most progressive platform in the Country, the Multnomah County Democratic Platform.


John Harris Knight

John Harris Knight


I knowing living next month’s paycheck to last month’s bills. Let’s 1) craft an intersectionally-focused, people-powered legislative agenda, 2) empower ALL Oregonians INTO the policy design process, & 3) build a policy advocacy arm of the DPO.


Time Leahy

Tim Leahy


I’ve been organizing & working for progressive candidates & causes for 20 years and am excited to help put Trump’s racist policies in the trash can and represent Multnomah Democrats as we advocate for the values and vision that Oregonians deserve.


Molly McGuire

Molly McGuire


We know that a strong Democratic Party is essential to electoral success. Given great challenges the DPO built a fantastic Coordinated Campaign in 2020. I’d like to help continue to build strength and foster the work made our party so successful.


Adam Weiner

Adam Weiner


People representing people is what it’s all about. Vote for me & I’ll do just that! Committees: Leg. Liaison (w/ Khanh Pham) & Racial Inclusivity. New facilitator for Election Integrity & hopeful for future. Organize w/ kind people at New Deal Dems.


Joe Esmonde

Joe Esmonde


Very active in Local, State and Federal elections for 25 yrs. As political director for IBEW for 15 years, I lobbied successfully on pro-worker, pro-jobs in the State Legislature. V-Chair of the Labor Caucus, and PCP HD38. Consensus builder.


Tom Trotter

Tom Trotter


I want to help keep Oregon Blue. I support the progressive goals of the Democratic Party, and I want to help the DPO and move even farther to the progressive end of the spectrum, especially on climate, income inequality, and health care issues.


Jil Heimensen

Jil Heimensen


I would make a good delegate because I have been writing and distributing compelling resolutions for the Multnomah County Democrats, and I would like to apply that experience to the SCC Platform Committee.


Spencer Trumm

Spencer Trumm


As a progressive Democrat & grassroots activist, I’m dedicated to moving the party, state, & country toward social justice, human rights, transparency, & countervailing power. Currently, I’m an SCC alternate, HD42 ADL, & OR Young Dems Platform Chair.


Aaron Barber-Strong

Aaron Barber-Strong


I am a proud 14 year union member. I was elected to be a delegate at the 2020 Democratic Convention. I serve as the Political Coordinator for IBEW Local 48. Elected in 2020 to serve as a prescient Committee Person in Precinct 4701.


Adrienne Enghouse

Adrienne Enghouse


I am a mother, nurse, union leader, and neighbor. I have cared for, listened to and fought alongside you on issues that impact Oregonians. I am asking to continue fight and work with you in the capacity of SCC and CDD.