A Night to Celebrate Legislative Champions

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OBA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) hosted our bi-annual event at Airbnb April 20 to celebrate a group of elected leaders who make the grade of champion. This unique gathering brings together Democrats and Republicans, House and Senate, rural and urban all with one purpose: to honor the Oregon tradition of tackling tough public policy issues with independence and integrity.

Too often, political events feature either Republicans or Democrats, but not both. Oregon prides itself as being a little less political, a little less partisan and a little more results-oriented.

OBA will be endorsing more candidates in the general election soon.


Pictured from Top Left: Rep. Cliff Bentz, Sen. Fred Girod, Rep. Jeff Reardon, Rep. Mark Johnson, Sen. Mark Hass, Sen. Brian Boquist, Rep. John Lively, Rep. Brian Clem, Rep. Val Hoyle, Sen. Richard Devlin, and Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick.



Pictured above:
OBA PAC Board Chair John Russell of Russell Development introducing our Legislative Champions.


The following leaders deserve support:

Senate Champions
*Click on the candidate’s name to go to their campaign website or Facebook page


Sen. Brian Boquist, R, Tillamook
District 12


Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D, Portland
District 18


Sen. Fred Girod, R, Stayton
District 9


Sen. Mark Hass, D, Beaverton
District 14

House Champions & Secretary of State Endorsements


Rep. Cliff Bentz, R, Ontario
District 60


Rep. Knute Buehler, R, Bend
District 54


Rep. Brian Clem, D, Salem
District 21


Rep. Mark Johnson, R, Hood River
District 52


Rep. John Lively, D, Springfield
District 12


Rep. Caddy McKeown, D, Coos Bay
District 09


Rep. Jeff Reardon, D, Happy Valley
District 48


Rep. Brad Witt, D, Clatskanie
District 31


Secretary of State Primary

The OBA PAC endorsed two outstanding candidates for Oregon Secretary of State, which is our only statewide office endorsement in the primary election.


Sen. Richard Devlin, D, Tualatin
District 19

Rep. Val Hoyle, D, West Eugene & Junction City
District 14

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