2024 PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS

We convened our board and community leaders from East Portland, Gresham, Corbett, Fairview, and Wood Village who conducted candidate interviews and evaluated campaign plans. East County Rising is proud to endorse a slate of qualified and diverse candidates across all levels of public office in East Multnomah County. These leaders are committed to equitable and effective solutions to our challenges, and will advance opportunities for all our residents. 

Public policy decided by our elected officials often have an immense impact on people of color, working class, and LGBTQ members of our community who most depend on strong social services. Voting is an essential way to protect our families and build power for our communities.

At East County Rising, our mission is clear: to empower East Multnomah County by reshaping our government to better reflect our progressive and diverse communities. We challenge the status quo, striving for a future led by candidates who will fight for women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC individuals. Join us in supporting candidates who will champion change and advocate for a brighter future for all.

Oregon’s closed primary requires you to register for the party of the candidate you wish to vote for (i.e. Democrat, Republican).

To date, ECR has endorsed the following candidates for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election: 

FEDERAL



Eddy Morales, US Congress
eddymorales.com
Democrat

 

James Manning, Secretary of State
votejamesmanning.com
Democrat

– State Senators


Khanh Pham, Senate District #23
khanhphamfororegon.com
Democrat

 


Chris Gorsek, Senate District #25
gorsekfororegon.com
Democrat

 

– State Representatives


Thuy Tran, House District #45
tranfororegon.com
Democrat

 


Willy Chotzen, House District #46
chotzenfororegon.com
Democrat

 


Andrea Valderrama, House District #47

dreafororegon.com
Democrat

 


Hoa Nguyen, House District #48

nguyenfororegon.com
Democrat

 


Zach Hudson, House District #49
electzachhudson.com
Democrat

 


Ricki Ruiz, House District #50

rickiruiz.com
Democrat

– Metro Councilors


Duncan Hwang, Metro Council
duncanformetro.com
Democrat

– Multnomah County 


Mike Schmidt, Multnomah County District Attorney
mikeschmidtforda.com
Nonpartisan


Shannon Singleton, Multnomah County District #2

shannonsingleton.org
Nonpartisan


Vince Jones Dixon, Multnomah County District #4

vincejonesdixon.com
Nonpartisan

– Measures


Yes for Portland Fix Our Streets Measure 26-209
Nonpartisan


Yes for Portland Teacher’s Levy Measure 26-207
renewteacherslevy.com
Nonpartisan


Yes for Gresham Safety Levy Measure 26-247
Nonpartisan


Yes for Oregon Zoo Bond Measure 26-244
oregonzoobond.com
Nonpartisan

Postmark or drop off your ballot by Tuesday May 21st at 8:00 PM. For a list of ballot dropbox locations please click here: https://www.multco.us/elections/official-ballot-drop-sites

Register as a Democrat to cast your vote for Congress and State Legislative Candidates