Tag Archives: House Districts

Standing and District Committees March Meeting Roundup

We’re pleased to share the highlights below from Standing and District Committee meetings held in March.

Communications Committee, March 29; chaired by Simon Springall

With the May primary approaching, we reviewed the schedule for writing, designing, and printing slate cards, so we have in time for Neighborhood Leaders and others to use them. That led to a discussion of how we could best support Democratic primary candidates in important races. We decided on several priority candidates whom we will contact to request interviews that we will post on the website and promote via social media. Continue reading

Key Role for Voters in May Primary

This year’s May 15 primary is shaping up to be very interesting in Clackamas County. Looking at some key races where voters will decide the standard bearer:

House District 18 has eight precincts in southern Clackamas County and a spanking new Republican appointee in the seat. Rick Lewis, former Silverton police chief and later mayor, is challenged by Democrats Doug Culver and Barry Shapiro, both of Silverton. Lewis is seen as lackluster. Possible upset.

HD26 has four precincts in Wilsonville, and that’s where Democrat Ryan Spiker lives. Incumbent Republican Richard Vial, a first-termer, has a GOP primary challenger, too, in the district that stretches north to King City and west to Hillsboro. Registration changes have made 26 a Democratic district now, but Spiker has work to do. Continue reading

Standing and District Committees February Meeting Round-Up

We’re pleased to share the highlights below from Standing and District Committee meetings held in February.

Campaign Committee chaired by Peter Toll

The committee continues to strategize in preparation for the May 15 primary. Peter and HD leaders are working with candidates as needed. Click here for a compelling analysis of the races that will impact all of us in Clackamas County. Continue reading

Standing & District Committees January Meeting Round-Up

We’re pleased to present the first of what we hope will be monthly highlights from both Standing Committee and District Committee meetings, starting with reports below from meetings held in January.

Campaign Committee chaired by Peter Toll

The committee is busy strategizing how best to support Democrats seeking to serve in our state legislature. Below is the list of incumbents and candidates who have declared to run or filed for the May 15 primary, as of February 11.

HD 18 – Incumbent Rick Lewis (R). Appointed. Doug Culver (D) has filed.
HD 26 – Inc. Richard Vial (R). First term. Ryan Spiker (D) has filed.
HD 35 – Inc. Margaret Doherty (D). Bob Niemeyer (R) has filed. The district includes one precinct in Clackamas Co.
HD 37 – Inc. Julie Parrish (R). Rachel Prusak (D) has declared.
HD 38 – Inc. Andrea Salinas (D). Appointed. Two-thirds of this district is in Clackamas Co., with the balance in Multnomah Co. Continue reading

Around the County

Marchers, Anti-Marchers In Lake Oswego

By Peter Toll

What do peace, love, inclusiveness, and camaraderie have in common? They were all on the streets of Lake Oswego Saturday when some 700-800 folks came forth to make their views known about Donald Trump and his terrible deportation policies.

They outnumbered the March 4 Trump event across busy State Street and their message was loud and clear. In fact, when the pro-Trump march took place on that Saturday, the pro-inclusiveness marchers outnumber the Trumpers about 5-1.

More than 1,000 folks took to Lake Oswego’s main thoroughfare, State Street, in what has to be a first for that community of otherwise staid, quiet, but majority Democratic voters. They braved temperatures in the 30’s, spitting rain, hail, and sleet, to express their views. Continue reading