Washington County Democrats Press Release:WashCo Dems Press Release

Democrats of Washington Announces Endorsed Candidates for Non-Partisan Races

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2020

Who: Democratic Party of Washington County

What: Democrats of Washington County Announces Endorsed Candidates for Non-Partisan Races for Oregon May 2020 election

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Democrats of Washington County Announces Endorsed Candidates for Non-Partisan Races for Oregon May 2020 election

Press Release: May 7th, 2020

During every campaign cycle, the Washington County Democrats form an ad hoc Endorsements Committee to review and interview the candidates who are running in non-partisan, local races. The committee then sends its recommendations to our Central Committee. The Central Committee reviews the recommendations and votes to endorse the candidates that best align with our progressive Democratic values.

This year we voted to endorse 8 candidates who are running in local races for positions in Washington County, the city of Beaverton, and Portland Metro. You can view information about all of the candidates here.

We are very excited about the endorsements we have made. All eight candidates possess the progressive values that we look to continue to grow in Washington County, Oregon. Our Neighborhood Leaders will be working to get the word out by phone, postcard, and email (as we cannot go door-to-door canvassing as we would normally do).

We would like to highlight a few races that have particular circumstances around the races themselves. As the local Democratic party, we feel these details are critical for voters to be aware of.

Nafisa Fai:

This information is of particular importance because Nafisa’s opponent, Manuel Castaneda, has been making a great effort to hide his true political leanings. He has been a registered Republican for years, and only ten days before he submitted to run for this position he changed his registration to non-affiliated. When he ran for office in 2012 for seat HD-28; he ran as a Republican. Of course, conservative candidates have the right to run for elected office, but playing to issues of interest for Progressives, and not actually being a Progressive, is lying in our book.

Gerritt Rosenthal:

Red Wortham:

We conducted in-depth interviews with our endorsed candidates as well. Great insights about our endorsed candidate for Mayor of Beaverton –

Lacey Beaty:

Martita Meier,

1st Vice-Chair, Democratic Party of Washington County

For inquiries, email vicechair1@washcodems.org

The Democratic Party of Washington County

140 NE 3rd Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124

www.washcodems.org