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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: , , , , , |

Tristan Irvin, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 3 – Candidate Interview

Tristan Irvin, Tigard-Tualatin School Board, Position 3 – Candidate Interview By Michael Morrison, WCD Communications Team volunteer MM: What motivated you to run for a seat on the board? TI: I knew there would be open seats on the board this cycle and was tempted. But at the time, I [...]

Laurie Cremona Wagner, PCC Director, Position 1 – Candidate Interview

Laurie Cremona Wagner, PCC Director, Position 1 – Candidate Interview By Dan Neill, WCD Communications Team volunteer DN:  What inspired you to run for office? LW: I am the chair of the PCC Business Advisory Committee, as well as on the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Committee. These are groups of [...]

April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Let Your friends and Family Know about the May Election

Let's Spread the Word - Our Next Election is May 18 By Martita Meier, First Vice-Chair of the Washington County Democrats May 18th, 2021 is our next election in Oregon. Turnout in odd-year elections is painfully low-- hovering around 20%. It is our local electeds that make the important [...]

April 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Jaci Spross, Hillsboro School District 1J, Position 6 – Candidate Interview

Jaci Spross, Hillsboro School District 1J, Position 6 – Candidate Interview WCD:  What inspired you to run for office? JS:  I’ve always been involved in the community, and believe you get what you give.  I have done PTA, done state-level PTA, and it was time to go to the next [...]

Karen Pérez-Da Silva, Beaverton School District, Zone 2 – Candidate Interview

Karen Pérez-Da Silva, Beaverton School District, Zone 2 – Candidate Interview “I come from a long line of strong women,”  says Dr. Karen Pérez-Da Silva.  And she couldn’t be more right.  Karen’s grandmother was a single mother of ten in El Salvador, who built a school on her own property [...]

Marvin Lynn, Tigard-Tualatin School Board Pos. 5 – Candidate Interview

Marvin Lynn, Tigard-Tualatin School Board Pos. 5 – Candidate Interview Interview by Dr. Michael Steele and Karolina Newcombe WCD: What inspired you to run for local office? I was encouraged to run for this position by local leaders, knowing of my deep commitment to public education and decades of experience [...]

Felicita Monteblanco, THPRD Pos. 1 – Candidate Interview

Felicita Monteblanco, THPRD Pos. 1 – Candidate Interview By Nathan Sosa, WashCo Dems Communications Team Volunteer WCD: What first inspired you to run for office? FM: My decision to run for office evolved over time. I participated in the Emerge Oregon program. I volunteered on campaigns. I also interacted with [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Gussie Thompson and the Fight for Representation

Gussie Thompson and the Fight for Representation by Carl Fisher, PCP The Democratic Party has a deep and complicated history with Black Americans. As a political party, we should be well aware of our failures just as much as we are of our success. The quest for a more perfect [...]

February 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |
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