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ONA 2012 General Elections Endorsements

With the November 2012 elections fast approaching, ONA is pleased to announce our endorsed candidates and positions on ballot measures. Endorsements in federal races are made in collaboration with the American Nurses Association. Endorsements in state wide and state legislative races are made by ON-PAC. The Cabinet on Health Policy makes ballot measure decisions.

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President of the United States (endorsement made in collaboration with ANA)

  • President Barack Obama

Congressional Races (endorsements made in collaboration with ANA)

  • CD 1: Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton)
  • CD 2: Congressman Greg Walden (R-Hood River)
  • CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland)
  • CD 5: Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Canby)

Statewide Races

  • Secretary of State: Kate Brown
  • Labor Commissioner: Brad Avakian
  • State Treasurer: Ted Wheeler
  • Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum

State Senate

  • SD 1: Senator Jeff Kruse (R- Curry & Douglas Counties)
  • SD 5: Representative Arnie Roblan (D- Coos & Lincoln Counties)
  • SD 14: Senator Mark Hass (D- SW Portland & Beaverton)
  • SD 17: Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland & Beaverton)
  • SD 18: Senator Ginny Burdick (D-SW Portland)
  • SD 21: Senator Diane Rosenbaum (D-SE Portland)
  • SD 22: Senator Chip Shields (D-N Portland)
  • SD 23: Senator Jackie Dingfelder (D-NE Portland)
  • SD 25: Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson (Gresham)
  • SD 27: Tim Knopp (R-Deschutes County)

House of Representatives

  • HD 3: Representative Wally Hicks (R-Grants Pass)
  • HD 5: Representative Peter Buckley (D-Ashland)
  • HD 8: Representative Paul Holvey (D-Eugene)
  • HD 9: Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay/ Florence)
  • HD 11: Representative Phil Barnhart (D-Springfield/Eugene)
  • HD 12: John Lively (D-Springfield)
  • HD 14: Representative Val Hoyle (D- W. Eugene)
  • HD 15: Representative Andy Olson (R-Albany)
  • HD 16: Representative Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis)
  • HD 21: Representative Brian Clem (D-Salem)
  • HD 22: Representative Betty Komp (D-Woodburn)
  • HD 27: Representative Tobias Read (D-Beaverton)
  • HD 28: Representative Jeff Barker (D-Beaverton/ Aloha)
  • HD 29: Ben Unger (D-Hillsboro)
  • HD 30: Joe Gallegos (D-Hillsboro/North Plains)
  • HD 31: Representative Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie County)
  • HD 33: Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-NW Portland)
  • HD 34: Representative Chris Harker (D-SW Portland/Beaverton)
  • HD 35: Representative Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard)
  • HD 36: Jennifer Williamson (D-SW Portland)
  • HD 37: Representative Julie Parrish (R-Tualatin)
  • HD 38: Representative Chris Garrett (D-Lake Oswego)
  • HD 39: Representative Bill Kennemer (R-Oregon City)
  • HD 40: Brent Barton (D- Gladstone/Oregon City)
  • HD 41: Representative Carolyn Tomei (D-Milwaukie)
  • HD 42: Representative Jules Bailey (D-SE Portland)
  • HD 43: Representative Lew Frederick (D-NE Portland)
  • HD 44: Representative Tina Kotek (D-N Portland)
  • HD 45: Representative Michael Dembrow (D-NE Portland)
  • HD 47: Jessica Vega Pederson (D-East Portland)
  • HD 48: Jeff Reardon (D-SE Portland, Happy Valley)
  • HD 49: Chris Gorsek (D-Gresham/Troutdale)
  • HD 50: Representative Greg Matthews (D-Gresham)
  • HD 51: Shemia Fagan (D-Clackamas, East Portland)
  • HD 57: Greg Smith (R-Heppner)
  • HD 58: Representative Bob Jenson (R-Pendleton)
  • HD 59: Representative John Huffman (R-The Dalles)

Ballot Measures (Positions taken by Cabinet on Health Policy)

  • Measure #84: Phases out existing inheritance taxes on large estates, and all taxes on intra-family property transfers. OPPOSE
  • Measure #85: Amends the Constitution- Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax “Kicker” to additionally fund K-12 public education. SUPPORT
  • Benton County Public Safety and Public Health Levy: Continuation of Benton County Operating Levy to fund public safety and health services, nursing positions directly impacted. SUPPORT


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