PORTLAND – Following yesterday’s election, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC proudly announced a 100% record on endorsed positions on November’s ballot measures, including the defeat of Measure 106, a dangerous backdoor ban on abortion. Oregon also voted yes on Measure 102 and no on Measures 103, 104, 105. In addition, Oregonians elected 53 of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC’s 2018 endorsed candidates, re-electing Governor Kate Brown and flipping key districts by electing Anna Williams and Rachel Prusak to the Oregon State Legislature.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC invested more than $315,000 in the 2018 cycle, supporting pro-choice champions and helping to defeat Measure 106.

On the highly-contested Governor’s race, Grayson Dempsey, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC had this to say:

“Knute Buehler knew he couldn’t win in a state like Oregon with his conservative record. Instead, he ran a deceitful campaign that lied to women about his pro-choice record and no vote on the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017. I could not be more proud of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC and the work we did to set the record straight.”

Oregon House Majority Leader Rep. Jennifer Williamson echoed this sentiment, “With our values on the ballot, Oregon voters stepped up and made their voices heard. We are thankful to have a Governor who will partner with progressive majorities in the Oregon House and Senate to defend access to reproductive healthcare and pass policies like Paid Family and Medical Leave.”

Natalie Sept, Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s PAC said, “In a time of unprecedented attacks on Roe v. Wade, Oregon voters sent a resounding message throughout the state and across the nation: Women must be trusted to make their own decisions about their lives, bodies, and futures.”

The accomplishments of the 2018 election could not have happened without the involvement of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon members, who volunteered thousands of hours to the largest and most diverse coalition in Oregon campaign history. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon members were among thousands of mobilized volunteers who ultimately contacted over a million voters by knocking on 400,000 doors, making 65,000 phone calls and texting over 855,000 voters.

 

NARAL PRO-CHOICE OREGON ENDORSED WINNING CANDIDATES IN 2018:

Statewide

Governor Kate Brown (D)

Labor Commissioner-Elect Val Hoyle (D)

 

Oregon State Senate

Senate President Peter Courtney (D)

State Senator Floyd Prozanski (D)

State Senator Lee Beyer (D)

State Senator James Manning (D)

State Senator Sara Gelser (D)

State Senator Chuck Riley (D)

State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D)

State Senator Rob Wagner (D)

Shemia Fagan (D)

*Too Close to Call: Chrissy Reitz (D)

 

Oregon House of Representatives

House Speaker Tina Kotek (D)

State Representative Pam Marsh (D)

State Representative Paul Holvey (D)

State Representative Caddy McKeown (D)

State Representative David Gomberg (D)

Marty Wilde (D)

State Representative Nancy Nathanson (D)

State Representative Julie Fahey (D)

State Representative Dan Rayfield (D)

State Representative Paul Evans (D)

State Representative Teresa Alonso Leon (D)

State Representative Sheri Malstrom (D)

State Representative Jeff Barker (D)

State Representative Susan McLain (D)

State Representative Janeen Sollman (D)

State Representative Brad Witt (D)

Tiffiny Mitchell (D)

State Representative Mitch Greenlick (D)

State Representative Ken Helm (D)

State Representative Margaret Doherty (D)

State Representative Jennifer Williamson (D)

Rachel Prusak (D)

State Representative Andrea Salinas (D)

State Representative Mark Meek (D)

State Representative Karin Power (D)

State Representative Rob Nosse (D)

State Representative Tawna Sanchez (D)

State Representative Barbara Smith Warner (D)

State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer (D)

State Representative Diego Hernandez (D)

State Representative Jeff Reardon (D)

State Representative Chris Gorsek (D)

State Representative Carla Piluso (D)

State Representative Janelle Bynum (D)

Anna Williams (D)

 

Multnomah County

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Susheela Jayapal (District 2)

Washington County

Kathryn Harrington (D)

Pam Treece (D)

Lane County

Heather Buch (D)

Joe Berney (D)

Clackamas County

Sonya Fischer (D)

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NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC works to elect pro-choice candidates at every level of government. Through our cultivation of true champions, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon works to advance the most progressive pro-choice policies in the nation. We educate our members and identified supporters, provide strategic advice to candidates, mobilize get out the vote efforts, and ensure that pro-choice policies are a top priority in local and state government.

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