A Woodburn City Councilor, Teresa's long-time advocacy for children and families has guided her career in public service. Teresa would be the first Latina legislator to represent this majority-minority district. Visit Teresa's website.
JANELLE BYNUM | STATE REP, DISTRICT 51
A mother of four children and a small business owner, Janelle Bynum would be the first African-American to serve District 51. The daughter of teachers, Janelle will focus on education as the key to a better, safer world. Visit Janelle's website.
JAMES MANNING | STATE REP, DISTRICT 14
James leapt into public service after retiring from the military, dedicating his time to education, and public utilities. He’d be the first African-American to serve his district. Visit James' website.
LEW FREDERICK | STATE SEN, DISTRICT 22
A former teacher and broadcaster, Lew represented District 43 in the house, where he led on racial profiling, police reform and culturally-relevant teachers and curriculum. Visit Lew's website.
DIEGO HERNANDEZ | STATE REP, DISTRICT 47
A former middle & high school teacher, Diego was the the first Latino elected to the Reynolds School Board and he co-founded Momentum Alliance, which develops young civic leaders. Visit Diego's website.
IRENE KONEV | CANBY CITY COUNCIL
Irene is a passionate advocate for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors and a community leader among the region’s growing Slavic community. Visit Irene's website.
ROBERTA PHILLIP-ROBBINS | STATE REP, DISTRICT 43
Roberta works to give youth an option before and out of gangs. She would be the first immigrant to serve this district, and follows many black leaders before her. Visit Roberta's website.
TAWNA SANCHEZ | STATE REP, DISTRICT 43
Tawna (Shoshone-Bannock, Ute, & Carrizo) is a life-long advocate for women, children, and families. She’d be the first self-identified Native American to serve in legislature ever. Visit Tawna's website.
PAUL CARLOS SOUTHWICK | STATE REP, DISTRICT 37
Paul is a lawyer and youth advocate. He is inspired to run by his mother's experience of barriers to economic security. He'd be the first out gay Latino to serve in the legislature. Visit Paul's website.
JESSICA VEGA PEDERSON | MULTNOMAH COUNTY DISTRICT 3
After a successful career in the tech sector, Jessica became the first Latina elected to the Oregon House, where she led on economic, environment and education issues. Visit Jessica's website.