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:
*Click on the candidate’s name to go to their campaign website or Facebook page
Sen. Brian Boquist, R, Tillamook
Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D, Portland
Sen. Fred Girod, R, Stayton
Sen. Mark Hass, D, Beaverton
House Champions & Secretary of State Endorsements
Rep. Cliff Bentz, R, Ontario
Rep. Knute Buehler, R, Bend
Rep. Brian Clem, D, Salem
Rep. Mark Johnson, R, Hood River
Rep. John Lively, D, Springfield
Rep. Caddy McKeown, D, Coos Bay
Rep. Jeff Reardon, D, Happy Valley
Rep. Brad Witt, D, Clatskanie
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.