Down the Ballot: Michael Trimble InterviewCandidate Michael Trimble next to Williamette river in bike helmet smiling

by Carl Fisher, PCP

We have a new Down the Ballot interview for you! Welcome Michael Trimble. He is one of the latest candidates to announce for governor. 2022 will be the first open race for Governor since 2002 where no one is seeking the office that had previously held it. This is a rare thing for Democrats in our modern history of holding the governorship. In every matchup for the last 36 years, we have out campaigned and outpolled the Republican candidates for governor. It’s a good bet that the Democrat that prevails from this primary will be the favorite to win the general election, especially if Democrats knock on doors and  get our neighbors to vote.

Take a moment and introduce yourself to candidate Trimble below!

If you want to learn more about Michael and his campaign:

Previous Interviews

You can view the previous interviews here: Casey Kulla, Patrick Starnes. Interviews soon to happen are Tobias Read and Tina Kotek.

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For those that are curious, the buttons and stickers used in the collage of this video frame are from my collection of mostly Democratic candidates for governor over the years. I say mostly because I can never resist putting in a Tom McCall item.

From Left to Right they are

Row 1: Harl Haas (1974), Ted Kulongoski (2006), Jim Hill (2002/2006)

Row 2: Pete Sorenson (2006), Steve Shields (2010), Gracie Hansen (1970), Betty Roberts (1970)

Row 3: Bev Stein (2002), Barbara Roberts (1990), Jerry Rust (1982), John Kitzhaber (1994), Ed Fadeley (1986), Bob Straub (1978), Kate Brown (2018), Bill Bradbury (2010), Tom McCall (1978)


Carl Fisher is a DPO State Central Committee Delegate for Washington County