Over 70 local Democratic activists recently attended a joint meeting of HD37 & 38 to discuss Measure 101 and the Neighborhood leader program. Watch a 12 second clip below.
Musical chairs in the political arena may be under way in Senate District 19, which comprises House Districts 37 and 38. That district stretches from western Tualatin north to Lake Oswego and east to Stafford and West Linn.
The Oregonian reported State Senator Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, is unclear as to his re-election bid, even though he has filed for re-election. A veteran and expert on the legislature’s Joint Ways & Means Committee (which handles the entire state budget), Sen. Devlin is held in high regard by his colleagues and rarely faces a serious race at home.
His departure would open the seat for two (of 60) State Representatives to possibly advance to the 30-member Senate. Most prominent is Rep. Julie Parrish of HD 37, a West Linn Republican. Also possibly in play could be recently-appointed Democratic Rep. Andreas Salinas, of Lake Oswego’s HD 38.
Both told The Oregonian they’re not running. If one does, however, that would open up a House seat. Hence the musical chairs.
Democrat Andrea Salinas will succeed Ann Lininger as State Representative for House District 38, which spans the Lake Oswego area into Southwest Portland. Commissioners from both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties made the unanimous selection. Other finalists were Lake Oswego city councilors Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff and public relations executive Neil Simon of Hillsdale.
Commissioners from Clackamas and Multnomah counties will meet Sept. 13 in Lake Oswego to select the new state representative for House District 38. Incumbent Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, resigned Aug. 15 as she was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Gov. Kate Brown.
Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) from both counties met Aug. 14 and selected four finalists for the commissioners to consider. They are Lake Oswego city councilors Joe Buck and Theresa Kohlhoff and Multnomah county residents Andrea Salinas and Neil Simon. Both have extensive government experience. Not making the final list were Moses Ross, Daniel Nguyen and Alex Josephy.
Read more about the process and how the finalists were selected in this Lake Oswego Review article.
We have an HD 38 election on Monday, August 14th. Prior to the election, we are holding a “mini-forum” beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Arts Center. All are invited to attend, but only HD 38 PCPs can vote. (PCP credentialing process begins at 5 p.m.)
The agenda for the meeting is below. Continue reading
When is a difficult choice an easy decision? When all of the choices are good.
That appears to be the situation facing Democratic House District 38 PCPs gathering August 14 to create a list of statute-limited three to five people to replace State Representative Ann Lininger; she was promoted to a Circuit Court judgeship by Governor Kate Brown.
County commissioners from both Clackamas and Multnomah counties will then make the ultimate decision as to which one of those candidates will fill the rest of Rep. Lininger’s term. Her resignation is effective August 15. The appointee must be of the same party — Democratic — as the departing legislator. Continue reading