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Endorsements for Kate

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00

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Cross Party Nomination

Oregon Working Families Party Candidate

The Oregon Working Families Party is proud to support Governor Kate Brown's re-election campaign. Governor Kate Brown is a trusted advocate for Oregon's workers, and we are committed to making sure that we are able to continue working with her to fight for fair policies in the state

Newspaper Endorsements

  • The Register-Guard, "Brown fearlessly stood up to the Trump administration on immigration, health care, off-shore oil drilling and other issues."
  • The Willamette Week"We are picking Brown, because she's an intelligent, honest public servant whose progressive values align most clearly with the constituents she seeks to serve."
  • The Portland Mercury, "We prefer a lawmaker who is consistent with her politics and has found her place at the top through thoughtful leadership and hard-earned trust. Vote Brown." 
  • The Skanner, " Kate Brown, the consistent, steady, strong governor of this state has a reputation for taking on tough issues, and fighting for the people in an ethical and determined manner...We need a governor who stands up for all people. Kate Brown is that person. 
  • The Salem Weekly, "Governor Brown is a person of great honesty and integrity who is doing a good job running our state government. She is standing up to the madness emanating from the White House on issues like immigration and climate change."
  • The Eugene Weekly, "What Brown is going to do is to keep forging ahead doing the right thing for Oregon and its people. That’s what we need. " 
  • The Corvallis Advocate"Kate Brown is the right choice for governor if you care about your pocketbook, the environment, and equal opportunity." 

Organizational Endorsements

AFSCME Council 75

"We know Kate Brown stands with working people and her values don’t waver." - AFSCME statement.

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 

"[Kate Brown] knows that strong unions and improved public transit are both critically important to a more economically just and environmentally sustainable future for Oregon, and she is by far the best choice for voters who care about these issues."

American Federation of Teachers

"Our members chose to endorse the governor because of her work to fund our schools, colleges and universities—along with increasing the minimum wage, passing paid sick leave, and standing for the right for working people to join together in union." - AFT statement.

American Association of University Professors

"From scientifically informed policy to fight climate change to the protection of children’s health and educational needs, Kate Brown brings the wise leadership our state needs ." - AAUP-Oregon President Michael Dreiling

American Postal Workers Union

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

“Gov. Kate Brown has stood shoulder to shoulder with our AAPI communities as we helped pass incredible policies like comprehensive K-12 Ethnic Studies, expanded English Language Learners funding, and the country’s most progressive Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA). We look forward to doing everything we can to re-elect Governor Brown and continue working over the next 4 years on making Oregon a welcoming place for all.” - Chi Nguyen, Interim Executive Director. 

Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

 “We must ensure that Oregon remains a leader in LGBTQ equality and we need a Governor who will fight every day for our community.” - Amy Herzfeld-Copple, Co-Executive Director.

Building and Construction Trades Council

"Governor Brown has worked hard to create jobs for construction workers in Oregon; jobs which can support our families and improve our communities. Her leadership in getting transportation investment funded in the 2017 Oregon Legislature is absolutely commendable.  We’re excited to see what she can accomplish in another term as our Governor.” - Tim Frew, Executive Secretary.

Caring Across Generations Action Fund

“Governor Kate Brown has long been a champion for caregiving families, and she knows the importance of investing in Oregon’s long-term care infrastructure to ensure that all families have access to the care they need. Governor Brown has always stood up for Oregon’s direct care workforce, and we are proud to support a candidate with a steadfast commitment to supporting family caregivers and home care workers.”

Clackamas County Professional Firefighters Local 1159

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

"Governor Brown has made gun violence prevention a pillar of her administration during her first term. She is committed to saving lives in Oregon and has taken action to do just that...Governor Brown is a strong ally and leader in the effort to reduce American gun violence. We enthusiastically endorse her re-election for Governor."

Emily's List

“Kate has dedicated her entire career to public service, advocating for middle-class families, communities of color, immigrants, refugees, and women." - Stephanie Schriock, President.

Everytown for Gun Safety

Giffords, Courage to fight Gun Violence

"Giffords is proud to endorse Kate Brown, a leader who has the courage stand up to the corporate gun lobby and who will never stop working to make Oregon communities safer.” - Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.

Human Rights Campaign

 “Helping to improve the lives of countless people, Governor Brown has worked tirelessly to make the principles of fairness and equality a priority for Oregon." - HRC President Chad Griffin

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

"[IUPAT] appreciates [Gov. Brown's] support on issues important to Organized Labor along with working families."    - Phillip Lindquist, Director of Government Affairs.


"Kate is the only LGBTQ Governor in the nation. As Governor, she has increased the minimum wage, passed paid sick leave, reduced the cost of community college, and funded full day kindergarten. Let her continue to fight for you!"

The Mother PAC

“Kate Brown is the right choice for mothers and caregivers in Oregon. Governor Brown has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to women and families over her decades of public service. Throughout her career she has been a vocal champion of family and medical leave, ensuring access to women’s health care, raising wages, and preventing gender discrimination.” - Andrea Paluso, Executive Director of The Mother PAC.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

“Kate Brown is a true champion for choice. She has been clear and consistent in her stance that all people have should have access to the reproductive healthcare services that they need. We can count on Kate to protect our right to safe and legal abortion from threats at the state and federal level." - Grayson Dempsey, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC Executive Director.

National Organization for Women (NOW) - Oregon

Particularly in these troubling times, we are grateful for Governor Kate Brown’s elected stand for justice and who defend our state’s values. We can trust Governor Brown to fight for the rights of women and girls and to ensure that the policies of our state support the most vulnerable Oregonians. Governor Brown shares NOW’s values and vision for Oregon and we are proud to endorse her continued leadership.” - Michelle Ganow-Jones, Executive Director.

Northwest Carpenters Union

Oregon AFL-CIO

 “Governor Brown has stood by our side. She has shown time and time again that she is a leader who will do everything she can to make Oregon a state where working people prosper.” - Tom Chamberlain, Exec. Director

Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs

Oregon Education Association

"Educators are proud to endorse Governor Kate Brown in her race for re-election. Governor Brown has long been a champion for students and educators and we know she’ll fight alongside us to improve and fully fund our schools." - OEA statement.

Oregon Laborers Union (LIUNA)

"The men and women of the Oregon Laborers Union stand with Governor Brown because she stands with us.  The Governor has fought tirelessly for more construction jobs, while protecting fair pay, good benefits, and job site safety.  The Laborers are proud to call Kate Brown Governor, and look forward to her continued leadership."

Laborers Local 483

Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

"[Kate Brown] has fought for safer working conditions, better staffing levels, and retirement security to address the needs of a 21st century public safety workforce." - Bob Livingstone, President of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

“In the race for governor, OLCV is proud to stand with our Environmental Champion of the Year, Governor Kate Brown. She earned both OLCV’s early endorsement and our top award because as our governor, she has protected our public lands, fought to reduce toxic air pollution, and worked to make Oregon a leader in the fight against climate change." - Doug Moore, Executive Director.

Oregon Nurses Association

“Governor Brown has demonstrated a deep understanding of nurses’ values and the needs of the patients we serve,” said ONA member Alan Helyer, MPH, MBA, RN. “From expanding access to health care to improving nurse staffing standards, Governor Brown has made it clear she stands firmly with nurses and Oregonians across the state.

Oregon School Employees Association

“Brown has been an attentive and devoted voice for working people and Oregon’s children ever since her days in the Oregon Legislature. She has carried these values with her through her rise to the state’s top elected office." - Tim Stoelb, President.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

"Now more than ever, Oregonians need a women's health champion like Governor Kate Brown. Thanks to her bold leadership, no-cost contraception is safeguarded in Oregon, despite the ongoing attacks from right-wing politicians in D.C." - Becca Uherbelau, Board Chair.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 503 and SEIU Local 49)

“Our members are clear about the importance of endorsing a candidate who is a true advocate for workers. Governor Brown has stood with us in the fights to raise wages and standards for Oregon workers, bring accountability to our state government, and help workers secure livable retirement savings,” said Meg Niemi, President of SEIU Local 49.

“Oregonians are facing many challenges, from attempts to repeal our access to affordable healthcare to the latest attack on our unions in the Supreme Court,” said Steve Demarest, President of SEIU Local 503. “Governor Brown is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, and she is committed to standing up to the wealthy special interests who seek to rig the economy in their favor.”

Sierra Club -- Oregon

Stand for Children

“Stand for Children Oregon endorses Governor Kate Brown for re-election in 2018. Over the past three years, Governor Brown has signed into law legislation that will improve education for Oregon’s kids, regardless of their skin color, zip code, economic status, first language, or ability. We
look forward to working with Governor Brown and her team to deliver full Measure 98 funding for our kids and ensure every student in Oregon receives the world-class education they deserve.”

Joint Council of Teamsters 37

"We are confident that Governor Brown is the only candidate that will stand up to the powerful anti-union advocates in the nation and our state. Governor Brown has demonstrated a commitment to the welfare of working Oregonians. We enthusiastically endorse her candidacy." - Tony Andrews.

United Food and Commercial Workers 555 (UFCW)

"We appreciate her strong leadership in pursuit of making Oregon an even better place to live and work -- especially her efforts on the recent fair scheduling, minimum wage, and paid sick day laws."

Victory Fund

"Her commitment to smart public policy has made Oregon a progressive leader and a state to emulate, making me confident voters will support her on election day. When she wins in November, Governor Kate Brown will remain a strong leader for equality and inclusion in Oregon, and that is why Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse her for reelection.” - Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, former CEO and Executive Director

Individual Endorsements

Former President Barack Obama

Former Vice President Joe Biden

US Senator Ron Wyden

US Senator Jeff Merkley

US Senator Elizabeth Warren

US Congressman Earl Blumenauer

US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

US Congressman Kurt Schrader

Treasurer Tobias Read

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

BOLI Commissioner-Elect Val Hoyle

President Peter Courtney

Speaker Tina Kotek

Senator Ginny Burdick

Senator Michael Dembrow

Senator Lew Frederick

Senator Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward

Senator Arnie Roblan

Senator Rob Wagner

Representative Teresa Alonso Leon

Representative Jeff Barker

Representative Phil Barnhart

Representative Brian Clem

Representative Margaret Doherty

Representative Julie Fahey

Representative Mitch Greenlick

Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer

Representative Sheri Malstrom

Representative Pam Marsh

Representative Mark Meek

Representative Rob Nosse

Representative Carla Piluso

Representative Karin Power

Representative Jeff Reardon

Representative Andrea Salinas

Representative Tawna Sanchez

Representative Barbara Smith Warner

Representative Janeen Sollman

Representative Brad Witt

Mayor Dennis Doyle, Beaverton

Mayor Pete Truax, Forest Grove

Dave Ward, Harney County Sheriff

Mike Reese, Multnomah County Sheriff

Rod Underhill, Multnomah County District Attorney

John Haroldson, Benton County District Attorney

Elizabeth Furse, Former Congresswoman

Mayor Russ Axelrod, West Linn

Mayor Denny Doyle, Beaverton

Avel Gordly, Former Oregon State Senator

Lane Shetterly, Former Oregon State Legislator

Kris Howatt, Chair of Gresham-Barlow School Board

Brad Bafaro, Vice Chair of Forest Grove School Board

Jesse Beason, Vice President at Northwest Health Foundation

William Thorndike, Owner of Medford Fabrication

Dr. Smitha R. Chadaga

Grant Kitamura, Owner of Kitamura Produce and farmer

Jim Root, Oregon farmer