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Bill Bradley – 2017 Candidate for Communications Officer


I founded Alive MMA, Brazilian Top Team Jiu Jitsu, Crossfit Woodstock, and Good Garbage Junk Removal, Hauling, and Recycling. Besides succeeding on a bottom line level, I am proud to say these are union represented, do-gooder enterprises consistent with my record of venture socialism. I have taught many hundreds of people least force necessary self defense. I served for many years as a member/owner of Laughing Horse Books. I founded the Red and Black Cafe, the Back to Back Cafe, and Portland Collective Housing. I have organized unions, lead bargaining teams, and helped win significant workplace improvements. I have organized and participated in direct action campaigns. I have also worked as a stand up comic and toured the country with a critically acclaimed one man play. I have raised a step daughter and a foster daughter. I am currently the guardian of a 15 year old gentleman.

Political Experience

I have been a field organizer and a campaign director for door to door political organizing. I have managed a campaign for County Commission. I have served as Vice President of two Neighborhood Associations and one Business Association. I have been very active as an organizer and activist for ecological wisdom, social justice, and economic democracy. I have taught, trained, and mentored organizers and presenters.

Vision for the Multnomah County Democratic Party

I believe democracy is power and that best way to strengthen our cause is to act with integrity. I want to rebuild and realign the party to the project of helping people win concrete improvements in our everyday lives, gaining a sense of our own power, and changing the relations of power with stronger, through face to face organizing. The communications strategy I will further is one of unhurried conversations to organize our Precincts, block by block. Our web, email, phone, and social media strategies should all support this practice. I want our party to become a powerful vehicle for people to look out for each other and make things better. I want us to be the party through which people help each other through organized mutual aid. I want us to develop leaders with a track record of accountability and service. I want us to get good at this so that we prove ourselves trustworthy. I am asking for your help and support.

Patch Adam Perryman – 2017 Candidate for Recording Secretary


I shall commit to efficiently prepare and maintain a permanent record of all minutes of the Multnomah County Democrats’ Central Committee, Administrative Committee, Executive Committee and any pro re nada (as needed) meetings undertaking official Party business. I was born in Eugene, raised in Coos Bay. I moved to Portland in June of 2002. My alma maters are Portland State University and OHSU, my 14 year-workplace as a surgical technologist and data analyst (BS-Science ’06, Masters Cert.-Public Admin. ’09; MS-Healthcare Management/Admin ’16). I volunteered with the Oregon Association of Surgical Technologists, quickly joining its non-profit Board first as a member, then Secretary and for two years as President from 2003 – 2006. These statewide roles were adjunct of the national Assembly, requiring me to report on membership interests, create legacy documents, and to organize/conduct dozens of meetings under Roger’s Rules. This work included event planning and project management for twice-a-year seminars for a delegation of a couple hundred surgical professionals. In 2011 my volunteering shifted circles upon becoming a member of the Timbers Army and in 2013 I added the Rose City Riveters (both under the non-profit 107 Independent Supporters Trust.) This culture teems with passionate and selfless people. Creatives who are dedicated and politically diverse; but, we set all differences aside to come together, celebrate our city and cheer on our clubs embracing our region’s do-it-yourself nature. These are the skills I wish to volunteer to our Party as Recording Secretary. My Illinois mother was a medical transcriptionist and taught me to type (90 wpm). My Oklahoma father was a pharmacist and he taught me to think empirically (“Know by Doing,” -Aristotle.) I’m Oregonian and asking for your vote to serve in this role not because it will be rewarded, but because it will reward us all. Thank you.

Political Experience

– Voter Registration volunteer with Portland State University Student Democrats 2004 – 06 – Phonebank and canvasser with Democratic Party of Oregon – 2004 – 06 – Clackamas County PCP in 2006, ’08 and ’10 – Staff of Obama for America Advance Team (Pacific Northwest) 2007- 08 – Volunteer Coordinator Merkley for Senate – Clackamas office 2008 – Past CD3 delegate for Clackamas County 2008 – 09 – Past member of DPO Finance Committee – 2005 – 07 – Current PCP Multnomah County – 2016

Vision for the Multnomah County Democratic Party

I see the Recording Secretary’s position as mostly neutral in terms of floor debate and decision making. This is a time to offer more light and less heat within our Party, and I want to help ensure that the lights don’t flicker while we listen and debate where it’s best to shine the brightest. I do want to coordinate one specific project with the Technology and Communications Officers: To craft and present an action plan to the Chair and other Officers that leads to modernizing MCD’s public documents into a streamlined, transparent, uniform and accessible product. I want to do this work as the recording secretary not because it will be rewarded but because it will be rewarding to the Party, its members and the citizens we all represent (and I admit it that I actually enjoy making forms, working in teams and getting sites to look and work great.)

ReOrg Candidates That Have Filed

Below are the list of candidates filed as of 8 PM Thursday, Jan. 19, to run for a position with the Multnomah Democratic Party.  A final list will be published after the 11:59 PM Saturday (1/21) Filing Deadline. Officer candidates have the opportunity to submit Candidates Statements and photos, which will be published following the filing deadline.


The following candidates have filed to run for an Officer position:  


Lurelle Robbins


Rachelle Dixon

Faith E. Ruffing


Leslie Davis


Bill Bradley

Tracee Larson


Linda Livermore


Dan Fulton


Patch Adam Perryman


To run for an Officer position, candidates MUST  file by the filing deadline of 11:59 PM Saturday, January 21



Congressional District and State Central Committee candidates:

– Filing Deadline to have your name appear on the ballot is 11:59 PM Saturday Jan. 21

– Candidates may be nominated from the floor at ReOrg., but filing is highly recommended.


The following individuals have  declared their candidacies for these positions:


(Positions available: 3 Delegates, 3 Alternates)

Bill Harris       (male)
JJ Jackson     (male)
Kathy Jackson   (female)
Cindy Smith    (female)



(18 Delegates, 18  Alternates)

Male candidates:

Bing Wong
Bob Fordham
Chris Lowe
Jordan Sheldon
Kyle Huth
Moses J. Ross
Moshe Lenske
Robert Reynolds
Thomas Karwaki
Tim Rowan
Tracy Farwell

Female candidates:

Abby Collins
Amber Fidler
Faith E Ruffing
Jil Heimensen
Kate Flanagan
Layla Assem
Leigha LaFleur
Lisa Wenzlick
Marcia Schneider
Roseta Akin
Sally Joughin
Sandy Krebs


(2 delegates, 2 alternates)

Valdez Bravo    male
Cyndy Flock      female




(20  Delegates, 20 Alternates)


Abby Collins
Betsy Salter
Britni Worley
Carolanne Fry
Cindy Smith
Erica Fuller
Faith E Ruffing
Leigha LaFleur
Lisa Wenzlick
Marcia Schneider
Rachel Force
Sally Sincic
Sandy Krebs
Shirley Minor


Bill Bradley
Bill Harris
Bing Wong
Eduardo (Eddy) Morales
Graham Parks
Jacob Fordham
Jason Allen
John Knight
Jordan Sheldon
Moses J. Ross
Moshe Lenske
Robert Reynolds
Thomas Karwaki
Tom Sincic
Tracy Farwell
Valdez Bravo


If you believe you have filed before 8 PM Thursday but your name does not appear above, please contact immediately.


Candidate Nomination Forms

The County Party Election (also known as the “ReOrg” or reorganizational meeting) is happening on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1p.m. (Registration is from 11a.m. to 1p.m.) 

North Portland Fraternal Order of the Eagles at 7611 N. Exeter Ave.


The candidate nomination forms for our 7 County Party Officers and MANY delegation positions are now LIVE.

If you are interested in running to be an Officer of the Party, please go here: Officer Candidate Form

Don’t hesitate! The filing deadline is Saturday Jan. 21st at 11:59 PM !

Please come back to this site to read the candidate statements after the 21st.


If you are interested in becoming a delegate on the State Central Committee or on your Congressional District Delegation, please go here: SCC/CD Candidate Form

CD/SCC Candidate Form

At the ReOrganizational meeting, delegations for Multnomah’s reps to these Committees will be elected:


State Central Committee (SCC)  (20 delegates + 20 alternates)

3rd Congressional District  (CD) delegation  (18 delegates + 18 alternates)

1st  CD delegation  (3 delegates + 3 alternates)                     

5th  CD delegation  (2 delegates + 2 alternates)         


Eligibility to run:  Democratic registration status; residency in  Multnomah County, and for CDs, residency in the respective CD.


Eligibility to vote:  All of the above plus status as an elected or appointed PCP.


All Committee positions are gender balanced, i.e. equal #s of female and male slots are designated for each Committee.


TO FILE, click here:  CD/SCC Candidate Form


SCC Description:

As an SCC delegate, you will be part of the “legislating body” for the Democratic Party of Oregon for the 2017-2018 term.    As one longtime activist said, the SCC is the heartbeat of the DPO.   SCC Meetings are held quarterly and scheduled on weekends.  While delegates are only required to attend the Sunday  SCC meeting itself, an SCC weekend  generally includes a full weekend of trainings,  a social event on Saturday night, and Caucus and Committee meetings.   

The 20 alternates elected are expected to attend SCC meetings as well, since they are often called upon to serve and vote in an absent delegate’s place.  Other than voting, alternates not “subbing”  for delegates may fully participate in  SCC meetings. The SCC meetings are held in various parts of the state, and delegation members must coordinate their own housing and transportation.

SCC delegation members elected for the 2017-2018 term will convene within 2 weeks after the ReOrg. to elect a Delegation Chair and to get a short orientation. (meeting TBD)

SCC delegates will also be asked to attend the February CD meeting of their respective CD in order to join with their CD delegation in selecting DPO Standing Committee members.  (CD meetings TBD)

For further info on being an SCC delegation member, contact current  Delegation Chair KC Hanson at


CD Committees Description:

Oregon Congressional District Committees serve as a forum where delegates selected from multiple counties (by their central committees) can share ideas and take, and communicate, stands on the political issues of the day.  In those districts where the Member of Congress is a Democrat, they also meet with their Member of Congress, or a representative of their office, to discuss those issues and to learn about activities involving that member.  Most committees meet quarterly.   

TO FILE, click here: CD/SCC Candidate Form

DEADLINE:   Your must submit your nomination form no later than 11:59 PM, Saturday, January 21 in order for your name to appear on the ballot.    The lists of nominees will be posted on this website after the filing deadline.  Candidates for SCC  and CD Committees may be nominated from the floor at ReOrg, however, it is strongly recommended that candidates file.




January Reorganization Meeting

Our recent influx of more than 130 new PCPs at the December 20th meeting has necessitated the rescheduling of our reorganization meeting to a larger venue.  Fortunately for all of us, we were able, with the help of our District Leadership in HD 44, to find a space that is large enough and also includes an abundance of free parking as well as access to Trimet.

We will meet at the North Portland Fraternal Order of the Eagles at 7611 N. Exeter Ave., 97203 on Saturday, January 28th.  Credentialing will begin at 11 AM and will close at 1 PM.   Our meeting will take place from 1:00 PM to 4 PM.  

At the conclusion of our meeting to fill officer positions, we will elect Delegates and Alternates to our State Central Committee Delegation, and to our 1st, 3rd and 5th Congressional District Committees.  

Stay tuned for all the details, including information concerning the officer positions to be filled and the declared candidates for those positions.

December Central Committee Meeting Postponed Until 12/20/16

We secured a venue for our December meeting, but with this weather we won’t be able to meet tonight as we had hoped. As important as our work is, there is nothing we could do at our meeting that would be worth risking anyone’s health and safety.

So instead we will go with our back-up plan to meet next Tuesday, December 20th at 7 PM at the Hollywood Senior Center located at 1820 NE 40th Ave. We will open the doors at 6 PM and will start credentialing at about 6:15. Our agenda remains unchanged; we will elect SCC Alternates and appoint PCPs.

Currently, the weather forecast for next Tuesday calls for temperatures in the low 40’s with a good amount of rain. We will just have to hope that forecast holds.

Again, thank you so much for your continued patience and attention. Stay safe.

Lorraine, Chair, Multnomah County Democratic Party

Stephanie Nystrom for 2nd Vice Chair


While I have been performing the duties of 2nd Vice Chair since James Freed’s resignation, I have printed permanent name tags for all PCPs in order to aid with credentialing and reduce waste. I have also created an online PCP Interest Form to ensure that every applicant is appointed in a timely fashion (no more lost paper forms!) I have worked to create efficient room set-up, sign-in, and clean-up procedures at the current location of our Central Committee meetings, TaborSpace. I have worked with the Credentials Committee to create an accurate, efficient, and fair ballot-counting process for both the Ballot Measure Endorsements and to fill the 2nd Vice Chair vacancy. I would like to serve the last two months of this term of office as 2nd Vice Chair in order to continue this work. 

I strongly believe in the goal of the Multnomah County Democratic Party – electing Democrats. I am currently canvassing, fundraising, donating money, organizing mailings, distributing Slate Cards, and working to Get Out the Vote for several Democratic candidates and Measure 97. I respectfully ask for your vote so that I may continue doing the important work of the Party.

Leslie Davis for 2nd Vice Chair


I promise to serve you faithfully as Second Vice Chair. People who have seen me in leadership positions know that I encourage orderly participation, share power, get results, set an example for volunteer appreciation, and make it fun.

My ideas are simple. Let’s welcome every Democrat. Let’s hold meetings that are friendly, orderly, and productive. Let’s conduct the internal work of the Party with fairness and transparency. Let’s continue to provide active, enthusiastic support to our candidates.

I was first elected as a PCP in 2010. I have served on the Executive Committee as Assistant District Leader (ADL-1/HD43, 2010-2013) and as Celsi Chair (2014). I currently serve on the Rules and Budget/Finance Committees. I have assisted my district leader (the amazing Debbie Gordon, DL-45) by driving and walking our district, rounding up canvassers for east county campaigns, and dropping hundreds of slate cards.

The Second Vice Chair has heavy responsibilities. The main ones are credentialing and PCP record keeping. I encounter this level of detail daily in my work as a copy editor.

A vote for Leslie is an opportunity for a seamless and positive transition to new leadership in 2017.