FuturePAC Withdraws Support from Boddie Campaign

FuturePAC Withdraws Support from Boddie Campaign

Decision in response to allegations of inappropriate behavior

SALEM – FuturePAC, the campaign arm of the Oregon House Democrats, has pulled its support from Bend City Councilor Nathan Boddie, the Democratic candidate for state representative in House District 54. The decision comes in response to serious allegations of inappropriate behavior.

“Based on FuturePAC’s investigation, I believe these allegations are credible, and we are very disappointed in Dr. Boddie,” said Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek. “Elected leaders and candidates should be held to the highest standards, regardless of the political cost.”

“The Oregon House Democratic caucus is diverse and inclusive. Behavior of the kind detailed in these allegations runs counter to our values” said Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson. “Despite our excitement about the electoral opportunity in Bend, we’ve made the decision to discontinue our support of Dr. Boddie’s campaign. While this is politically disappointing, it’s the right thing to do.”

Joining FuturePAC and the leadership of the Oregon House Democrats, the following groups are initiating the withdrawal of their support for Boddie’s candidacy: AFSCME, Bend Fire Fighters Local 227, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC, the Oregon AFL-CIO, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters PAC, and the Oregon Nurses Association.

To learn more about FuturePAC, visit FuturePAC.org.