2020 Primary Endorsements

Since the beginning of this year, Unite Oregon Action has been interviewing candidates for elected office at the city, county, Metro, and state levels. We've been evaluating candidates' commitment to social, economic, and racial justice; reviewing their records when it comes to serving the communities we organize; and identifying those exceptional leaders who we believe would help us fight to make Oregon a more just and equitable place. We're asking the hard questions: will they fight to end profiling and police brutality? How will they ensure Oregonians are housed, fed, and cared for, both during a crisis like coronavirus and after? How have they demonstrated their commitment to immigrant & refugee rights? Will they support access to high quality, affordable child care that meets our diverse communities' needs?

On behalf of the Unite Oregon Action Board of Directors, we're excited to announce our endorsements of leaders who we believe will fight alongside and for our communities in the offices they are seeking. Below, you will find our list of endorsed candidates running in the May 2020 Primary election. You'll also hear more about each and every one of these leaders in depth as Election Day draws nearer, and learn more about how to help ensure that we elect these leaders to office.

PS: The first step to help ensure that the leaders below take office is to register to vote if you are a US citizen. You can register to vote online at the Oregon Secretary of State's website - to vote in the May Primary Election, you will need to register by April 28, 2020. In a few races below, you will need to be a registered member of a specific political party to cast your vote for that candidate.


House District 46 - East Portland, Democratic Primary

Khanh Pham

House District 28 - Aloha & Beaverton, Democratic Primary

WLnsvey Campos

House District 5 - Ashland, Talent, & Phoenix, Democratic Primary

Pam Marsh

House District 50 - Gresham and East Portland, Democratic Party

Ricki Ruiz William Miller

NOTE: This is a dual endorsement. We believe that both Ricki and William would be excellent State Representatives


Portland City Council, Position 1

Carmen Rubio

Washington County Commissioner, District 1

Nafisa Fai

Washington County Sheriff

Red Wortham

Multnomah County District Attorney

Mike Schmidt