House District 38, comprising Lake Oswego and a bit of SW Portland, saw some 60 people turn out for their March meeting at the Foothills Community Center of Lake Oswego, including a wealth of victorious candidates in the recent election.
Proud of its work in November, HD 38 welcomed County Commission Chair Jim Bernard, Commissioner Ken Humberston, and newly appointed Commissioner Sonya Fischer. Victories by Bernard and Humberston created the votes to appoint Commissioner Fischer to fill Bernard’s unexpired term. Each of them spoke gratefully and emphasized the new-found camaraderie and sense of moving forward now prevailing in the county. Continue reading
Democrats from House District 38 comprising Lake Oswego and adjacent Multnomah County will convene Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Lake Oswego to start the selection process replacing State Rep. Chris Garrett, D-Lake Oswego, as he has vacated the seat upon being named to the Oregon Court of Appeals by Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Five candidates have come forward: Former County Commissioner Ann Lininger, family law attorney Sonya Fischer, political consultant Moses Ross, lobbyist Patricia O’Sullivan, and union activist Miles Eshaia. All but Ross, who resides in Multnomah County, live in Lake Oswego. The deadline to file a statement of candidacy is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Detailed information can be obtained at dpo.org/HD38-convention. Continue reading
Governor John Kitzhaber’s appointment of State Rep. Chris Garrett to the Oregon Court of Appeals, filling Garrett’s House District 38 (Lake Oswego and SW Portland) seat prompts a somewhat convoluted process. Candidates for the appointment will be vetted by HD 38 Democratic Precinct Committee Persons at a special Jan. 15 convention in Lake Oswego.
This activity will generate a list of three to five nominees from which Clackamas and Multnomah County commissioners will make the appointment in a weighted-vote system based on number of Democrats in each county in the district. The new state rep, who must be a Democrat, will then face nomination on the May primary and election in November.
Several documents are available to describe the process.
Of general interest:
HD 38 PCPs Will Nominate Candidates to Replace Garrett
How Voting Works in Legislative Nomination Conventions
The Appointment Process for Filling the Vacancy in House District 38
For anyone seeking nomination:
Memo to Candidates in House District 38 (PDF)
Statement of Nominee’s Willingness to Serve (PDF)