Multnomah Democrats Midterm Endorsements 2022

Our recommendations on candidates and ballot measures are all captured here. Your Multnomah County Oregon Democratic Party rank and file have sorted through the facts on  ballot measures and weighed the impact. The result is a carefully vetted set of recommendations. Our list of outstanding candidates is here, too.

PLEASE VOTE EARLY. Ballots must be in a dropbox or postmarked by November 8th at 8pm. Mailing or dropping off early saves precious campaign resources. If you need to find your ballot drop and other information, check the Multnomah County Elections website.

Your vote matters and freedom is on the ballot.

OREGON

Governor:  Tina Kotek

Labor Commissioner:  Christina E. Stephenson

U.S. Congress

U.S. Senate: Ron Wyden

U.S. House of Representatives:

Earl Blumenauer

Suzanne Bonamici

Jamie McCleod-Skinner

VOTE YES ON THESE MEASURES

Multnomah Democrats' Bylaws allow endorsement on ballot measures only when a Central Committee 2/3 majority vote is achieved.


State Measures

111 - State must ensure affordable healthcare access

112 - Remove language allowing slavery

Multnomah County 

26-230 - Gender neutral charter language

26-231 - Extend Voting Rights

26-232 - Instant runoff ranked-choice voting

26-233 - Require annual jail inspections

26-234 - Ombudsman function added to charter

26-235 - Auditor unrestricted access

26-236 - Amends charter review committee qualifications

City of Portland

26-228 - Amend Portland Charter to expand Portland City Council; change form of voting

Metro Measures

26-225 - Renew Metro parks operating levy

District Measures

26-224 - Portland Community College bond

26-226 - Alto Park Water District

26-227 - David Douglas School District bond

26-229 - Parkrose School District operating levy 

26-237 - Corbett Fire District: general obligation bonds to finance capital costs, improvements and equipment

NO POSITION ON THESE MEASURES

Multnomah Democrats' Bylaws allow endorsement on ballot measures only when a Central Committee 2/3 majority vote is achieved.


State Measures

No Position* - 113 Exclusion from re-election for legislative absenteeism

No Position* - 114 - Changes to firearm ownership and purchase requirements
> See our blog post

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Senate

Melissa Busch, Oregon Senate District 16

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Oregon Senate District 17 

Rob Wagner, Oregon Senate District 19

Kayse Jama, Oregon Senate District 24

Oregon House

Dacia Grayber, Oregon House District 28

Anthony Sorace, Oregon House District 31

Maxine Dexter, Oregon House District 33

Lisa Reynolds, Oregon House District 34

Daniel Nguyen, Oregon House District 38

Mark Gamba, Oregon House District 41

Rob Nosse, Oregon House District 42

Tawna Sanchez, Oregon House District 43

Travis Nelson, Oregon House District 44

Thuy Tran, Oregon House District 45

Khanh Pham, Oregon House District 46

Andrea Valderrama, Oregon House District 47

Hoa Nguyen, Oregon House District 48

Zach Hudson, Oregon House District 49

Ricki Ruiz, Oregon House District 50

Raz Mason, Oregon House District 51

Darcy Long, Oregon House District 52

Multnomah County

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Terry Preeg Riggsby

Shawn Looney

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Michael Guebert

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky

CITY OF GRESHAM

Multnomah County Democrats' Bylaws prevent endorsement when there is more than one Democrat in a race.


Gresham Mayor

Travis Stovall

Gresham City Council

Eddy Morales

Thomas Stanley

Mario Palmero

Amanda Orozco-Beach

CITY OF PORTLAND

Multnomah County Democrats' Bylaws prevent endorsement when there is more than one Democrat in a race.

Of Note: See this blog post from Multdems Communications Chair Britton Taylor.


Portland City Council

Rene Gonzales

JoAnn Hardesty

Mult Dems 2022 endorsement slate cards
Hundreds of volunteers are walking these slate cards to your doorstep! Can't wait? Read our Multnomah Democratic Party endorsements right here.

Portland Spotlight: Yes on City Charter Amendments

Measure 26-228: Changes Portland’s government structure.

Here is a summary:  What's in the Measure?

From the League of Women Voters of Portland: "Top Ten Reason's We're supporting Charter Reform."

* A message about Measure 114

Many of you have been asking about the Multnomah County Democrats’ stance on Measure 114, which makes changes to firearm ownership and purchase requirements. Officially, our stance on Measure is NO POSITION. It is worth noting that the MultDems official 2022 platform calls for the strengthening of Oregon gun laws. To learn more about this measure and the MultDems position, please read this blog post.

* Portland City Council Race

Per our bylaws, the Multnomah Democrats cannot endorse candidates. However, in Portland’s City Council race there is one candidate who does not reflect the heart and soul of our party. To get the full editorial, please read this blog post.