Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson Touts Momentum for Oregon House Democrats on Filing Day
SALEM- March 6, 2018 – Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) issued the following statement as candidate filing for the 2018 primaries closed today:
“Oregon House Democrats are thrilled to announce Democrats have filed to run for state representative in 55 house districts across the state.
“The enthusiasm we’re seeing from Democratic candidates tonight is proof that the work we are doing to stand up for equity and fairness for every Oregonian is resonating all over the state. Leaders in nearly every house district, energized by our shared values, have stepped up, and are ready to work hard to keep our state moving forward.
“Among the outstanding candidates who have filed to run as a Democrat for state representative is Nathan Boddie in House District 54 (Bend). Nathan is a physician and Bend city councilor who, since September 2017, has been working hard to mount a campaign with strong community support. Nathan is joined by Michael Ellison, a union electrician and environmental activist in House District 19 (Salem), and Ryan Spiker, an auditor and military veteran in House District 26 (Wilsonville).
“Oregon is leading the resistance against the Trump administration, as demonstrated by our Democratic-led victories during the 2018 legislative session on health care affordability, net neutrality, common sense gun safety, and affordable housing. Our members have a lot to be proud of and our candidates have a lot of momentum heading into the election.
“An unprecedented 39 state legislative seats have flipped throughout the country from Republican to Democrat since Trump was elected, and Oregon House Democrats are committed to making sure that number continues to grow.”