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Erika Lopez, Hillsboro School Board, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

Erika Lopez, Hillsboro School Board, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Nathan Sosa, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: What first inspired you to run for office? EL: During the 2016 presidential election, I heard a lot of negative things about people who look like me, who have a background like [...]

May 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

David Jaimes, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

David Jaimes, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Michael Morrison, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: After graduating from the University of Oregon, your career path started in banking and finance, then stay-at-home dad, then teacher’s assistant and now assistant principal. How has that journey informed your work [...]

Washington County Democrats Press Release: May 2021 Candidate Endorsements (April CC)

Washington County Democrats Press Release: Washington County Democrats Announce April CC 2021 Endorsements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30th, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Maguire washcodems.org 971-205-2464 chair@washcodems.org ____________________________ Washington County Democratic Party Announces Second Round of Endorsements for May 2021 Election Press Release: April 30, 2021 Online Zoom Meeting, Beaverton, OR: On [...]

April 29th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Alfredo Moreno, THPRD Pos. 2 – Candidate Interview

Alfredo Moreno, THPRD Pos. 2 – Candidate Interview By Alison Ford, WashCo Dems Communications Team Volunteer WCD: What inspired you to run for local office? AM: I was inspired to run by a desire to get deeper into the community work I was already doing at Portland Community College. I [...]

April 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Beaverton City Council, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Beaverton City Council, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Michael Morrison, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: Your campaign material points to your skills as a consensus builder. What does that look like on the Beaverton City Council? AH: In all my public-service and professional experiences, I’ve learned that [...]

April 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Justice Accountability Ending Systemic Racism

Justice & Accountability Ending Systemic Racism A reflection 48 hours after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial by Democratic Party of Oregon Vice Chair and Black Caucus Chair, Rosa Colquitt, PhD "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." – Dr. Martin Luther King, [...]

Mark Watson, Hillsboro School Board, Position 2 – Candidate Interview

Mark Watson, Hillsboro School Board, Position 2 – Candidate Interview By Nathan Sosa, WCD Communications Team volunteer WCD: What first inspired you to run for office? MW: It started when my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by visiting Washington D.C. in 2016. I was inspired by our historical leaders. [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

OP-ED: A Blue-Ribbon Team for Beaverton School Board

OP-ED: A Blue-Ribbon Team for Beaverton School Board By Stefan Jones, Washington County Democrats Communications Team Volunteer and Martita Meier, 1st Vice-Chair The grueling 2020 election season and the terrible events in D.C. in January have left many people wanting to take a rest from politics. However, there's little [...]

April 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Reiko Mia Williams, PCC Director, Position 7 – Candidate Interview

Reiko Mia Williams, PCC Director, Position 7 – Candidate Interview By Dan Neill, WCD Communications Team volunteer DN: What inspired you to become a candidate for PCC? RMW: When I was associate director of admissions at PSU, one of the people I hired as a transfer coordinator got to know [...]

April 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

OP-ED: School Board Elections: More important than you think

OP-ED: School Board Elections: More important than you think By Lisa Stiller, Washington County Democrats Education Caucus Chair Next month you will be voting again, mostly for local office elections. Arguably among the most important of these are school board elections.  School boards make decisions that have far reaching effects [...]

April 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |
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