Washington County Democrats Central Committee November 2022 Election EndorsementsDark blue background with logo and photo of voter stickers

Hot off the presses! Many of you want to know the outcome of the votes for ballot measures and county candidates. Endorsement votes were made  August 24th Central Committee Meeting,  The Endorsement Special Meeting of the Central Committee, and the September 28th Central Committee Meeting.

Here are the results!  It’s our job as Democrats to help the best folks on the ballot get elected, Join the Neighborhood Leader Program!

November 2022 Candidate Endorsements:

Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District

○ Director-At-Large – Position 2: Dean Moberg

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – TUALATIN

○ Tualatin Mayor — Frank Bubenik (incumbent)
○ Tualatin City Council Position 3 — Bridget Brooks (incumbent)
○ Tualatin City Council Position 5 — Kelly Horsford

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – HILLSBORO

○ Hillsboro City Council Ward 1 — Beach Pace (incumbent)
○ Hillsboro City Council Ward 2 – Kipperlyn Sinclair
○ Hillsboro City Council Ward 3 – Olivia Alcaire (incumbent)

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – FOREST GROVE

○ Forest Grove Mayor — Malynda Wenzl (incumbent)
○ Forest Grove City Council — Mariana E. Valenzuela (incumbent)

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – KING CITY

○ King City City Council — Jaimie Fender (incumbent)

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – SHERWOOD

○ Sherwood City Council — Dan Standke

Endorsements Committee Recommendations – TIGARD

○ Tigard Mayor — Heidi Lueb
○ Tigard City Council Position 4 — Jairaj Singh
○ Tigard City Council Position 5 — Maureen Wolf

Positions on State Ballot Measures:

Oregon Measure 111, Right to Healthcare Amendment (2022) VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to require that the state “ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”

Oregon Measure 112, Remove Slavery as Punishment for Crime from Constitution Amendment (2022) VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports repealing language from the state constitution that allows the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments and adding language that authorizes an Oregon court or a probation or parole agency to order alternatives to incarceration for a convicted individual as part of their sentencing.

Oregon Measure 113, Exclusion from Re-election for Legislative Absenteeism Initiative (2022) VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports disqualifying legislators from re-election following the end of their term if they are absent from 10 legislative floor sessions without permission or excuse.

Oregon Measure 114, Changes to Firearm Ownership and Purchase Requirements Initiative (2022) VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports this ballot initiative to:
*  require permits issued by local law enforcement to buy a firearm;
*  require photo ID, fingerprints, safety training, criminal background check, and fee payment to apply for a permit; and
*  prohibit manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, possessing, using, or transferring ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and make violations a class A misdemeanor.

Positions on Local Ballot Measures:

26-224 Education Bond Portland Community College VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports the projected tax on PCC’s outstanding bonds for next year is $0.40/$1,000. Due to the expiration of a bond issue that would otherwise cause tax rates to decline, the new bond issue is not projected to increase the tax rate above $0.40/$1,000. Funds to be used for: updating technology and equipment, upgrading classrooms and technology, Accessibility for people with disabilities, Health and safety, such as improved building ventilation, campus lighting, and on-campus transit stops, and expanding technical education in Washington County.  READ MORE >

Metro Parks Levy Renewal [Measure number TBD] VOTE YES
A “yes” vote supports no tax increase. Renewing the levy will maintain the existing tax rate of 9.6 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Supporting programming like Nature in Neighborhoods, the levy works with community-based and led partners to connect youth with parks, and wildlife areas, sometimes for the first time. Maintain safe and accessible parks and trails. If the levy does not pass, almost all ongoing restoration and management at Metro’s natural areas would cease. We would also see a severe decline in visitor facilities and services, including little to no funds for cleaning restrooms, picking up litter, and maintaining play areas, picnic areas, and trails.  READ MORE >

#34-317 Tualatin Parks and Trails Bond VOTE YES
A “yes” vote authorizes up to $25,000,000 of general obligation bonds for trails, natural areas, sports fields, parks, and river
access; and is expected to include a new east-west trail corridor and public access point on the Tualatin River, new and improved sports fields, and parks improvements citywide. New trails would create connections to reduce traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and
promote healthy transportation options. If approved, the tax rate is estimated to increase by 29 cents per $1,000 of taxable value. 
READ MORE >

Beaverton School District Levy Renewal VOTE YES
A “yes” vote on the levy ensures the Beaverton School District can maintain more than 280 teaching positions currently funded by the levy—without raising the tax rate. The Beaverton Teachers Levy currently funds 286 teaching positions, allocated to every school in the district. This levy renewal would allow Beaverton schools to preserve these teaching positions and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school learning and career success.  READ MORE >