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DPO 2016-2017 Platform Convention

DPO platform icon greenThe Democratic Party of Oregon’s Platform and Legislative Agenda sets forth our values and goals for the upcoming elections and legislative sessions. The 2014-2015 DPO platform, for example, calls for living-wage local jobs, reproductive freedom of choice, a full range of educational courses, programs, and services, and much more. See the full platform here. (PDF)

Delegates from the county parties convene biennially to determine the DPO’s platform and legislative agenda for the next two years. The 2016 convention will be held on March 4-6 at Hillsboro High School. Delegates must be named by the end of January. Clackamas County Democrats will appoint as many as 84 delegates and 42 alternates at our January meeting. If you are a registered Democrat in Clackamas County and are interested in becoming a delegate, come to the January meeting:

Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm (refreshments start at 6:30)
Operating Engineers Hall, 555 East 1st Street, Gladstone map

This is a great chance to serve and influence your party in a crucial election year. Now is the time to get more deeply involved.

HD38 PCPs Convene to Consider Candidates to Succeed Garrett

Chris GarrettDemocrats 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