Endorsements

General Election Endorsements (November, 2016)

ORGANIZATIONS

Northwest Oregon Labor Council – AFL-CIO
International Union of Operating Engineers/Local 701 (see testimonial)
UFCW 555 (see testimonial)
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades – District Council 5
Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council
Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 36
AFSCME local 350
Joint Council of Teamsters #37
Oregon Education Association (OEA) including these Clackamas County school districts: Canby, Colton, Estacada, Molalla River, Oregon City, West Linn-Wilsonville
Tualatin Valley Firefighters union 1660
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – 48
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757
National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82
Clackamas County Democrats
Willamette Women Democrats
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Police Officers Lobbying in Common Effort (P.O.L.I.C.E.)
Clackamas County Firefighters local 1159
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
Oregon artPAC
Friends of French Prairie (see testimonial)
Pacific Northwest Lighthouse Group
Onward Oregon
Independents for Progressive Action (iPA)
motherPAC

POLITICAL

Kurt Schrader – Congressman
Jim Bernard – Clackamas County Commissioner
Brad Avakian – Labor Commissioner
Oregon Working Families Party
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party
Oregon Trail Democrats
Brent Barton – Oregon state representative
Shemia Fagan – Oregon state representative
Kathleen Taylor – Oregon state representative
Ann Lininger – Oregon state representative
Joseph Mazzara – member, Presidents Council, Democratic Party of Oregon
Bill Bradbury – former Secretary of State of Oregon
Dave Hunt – former speaker, Oregon House
Mark Gamba – mayor of Milwaukie
Wilda Parks – Milwaukie city councilor
Karin Power – Milwaukie city councilor
Lisa Batey – Milwaukie city councilor
Jon Gustafson – Lake Oswego city councilor
Charlotte Lehan – Wilsonville city councilor
Rocky Smith – Oregon City commissioner
Christine Roth – commissioner, Rivergrove Water District (see testimonial)
Naomi Angier – commissioner, Clackamas River Water
Jan Lee – board member, conservation district
Joan Zuber – board member, conservation district
Michael Weinberg- past board member, two conservation districts
Carolyn Tomei – former state representative
Doug Neeley – former mayor of Oregon City
Alice Norris – former mayor of Oregon City
Dave McTeague – former state representative
Robert Bitter – former Canby city councilor
G. Spirithawk – Former Tribal Council Member, Yough River Band/Shawnee
Lynn Peterson, former county commissioner
Carla “KC” Hanson
Thomas Kane
Hugh Kalani – past president Oregon AFSCME Council 75

BUSINESS

William B. Gifford (see testimonial)
Michael Selvaggio
Vickie Gatley
Jenifer Valley
Jo Crenshaw
Peter Lund – Super Genius Studios
Clarity Sanderson – Nest Egg Real Estate
Michele Weaver-Marshall – Mick’s Media LLC Graphic Design
Jim Gilbert – North Woods Nursery

INDIVIDUALS

Ken Ivey
Mike Litt
Kenneth Chappuis
Mary Shortall
Peter Nordbye
Peter Toll
John K. Anderson – retired city and county manager
Tom Civiletti
Aaron Woods (see testimonial)
Shirley Woods (see testimonial)
Paula Kinney, Ed. D.
Gary Thompson
Donna Thompson
William Monroe
Ron Blake
Pamela White
Baldwin van der Bilj
Robert Bruce
Lee Moore- former CEO Clackamas River Water District
Jeanne Magmer
Susan J. Hansen

 

Primary Race Endorsements

ORGANIZATIONS

International Union of Operating Engineers/Local 701
Pacific Northwest Lighthouse Group
Hugh Kalani – past president Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Clackamas County Farm Bureau –  Jon Iverson, President
IBEW Local 48
Communication Workers of America, Local 7901
Joint Council Teamsters No. #37
AFSCME Council 350
AFSCME Council 75
UFCW 555
Oregon artPAC
Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs
Basic Rights Oregon
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

 

POLITICAL

Kurt Schrader – congressman
Bill Bradbury – former secretary of state of Oregon
Kathleen Taylor – Oregon state representative
Ann Lininger – Oregon state representative
Brent Barton – Oregon state representative
Rob Noose – Oregon state representative
Carolyn Tomei – former state representative
Charlotte Lehan – Wilsonville city commissioner
Dave Hunt – former speaker Oregon House
Doug Neeley – former mayor, Oregon City
Naomi Angier – Commissioner Clackamas River Water
Dave McTeague – former state representative
Robert Bitter – former Canby city councilor
Diana Helm – mayor of Damascus
Mark Gamba – mayor of Milwaukie
Wilda Parks – Milwaukie city councilor
Lisa Batey – Milwaukie city councilor
Karin Power – Milwaukie city councilor
Joseph Mazzara – Member of the Presidents Council of the Democratic Party of Oregon
Joe Buck – Lake Oswego city councilor
Jon Gustafson – Lake Oswego city councilor
G. Spirithawk – Former Tribal Council Member, Yough River Band/Shawnee
Aaron L. Woods – City of Wilsonville, Chair, Development Review Board B
Nick Fish – Portland city commissioner
Robert Martin – West Linn city councilor
Lynn Peterson – former Clackamas County commissioner
Willamette Women Democrats
Democratic Party of Oregon LGBT Caucus
Oregon Trail Democrats
Democratic Party of Oregon Gun Owners Caucus
Oregon Working Families Party
Reverend Kevin Yell – Ainsworth House
Brad Avakian, Labor Commissioner

BUSINESS

Mark Meek – real estate
Thomas Batty – businessman
Ernest Platt – businessman
William Gifford
Vickie Gatley
Steve Leitz – Yofsel Inc., DBA Baskin Robbins Gladstone
Jerry Brennan
Peter Lund – tech and digital media expert
Jo Crenshaw

INDIVIDUALS

Benjamin Williams
Ken Ivey
Kathy Wiseman
Karen J. Martini
Paula Kinney, Ed. D.
Mike Litt
Kenneth Chappuis
Mary Shortall
Kathleen Gordon
Gary Thompson
Peter Nordbye
William Blanas
Barbara Kemper
Peter Toll
Jim Martin
Christine Roth
Ron Blake
Fran Mazzara
Gary Thompson
Tom Civiletti
Shirley A. Woods
Paul J. Steigleder II, Clackamas County Deputy Sheriff, retired; Clackamas County Fire District #1, Board Member Emeritus; Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Jeanne Magmer
Susan L. Drew
Dennis P. Ghelfi – US Forest Service, Retired
John K. Anderson – retired city and county manager

TESTIMONIALS

Greetings of a hot summerish day:

Please accept this little political tidbit in the spirit in which it is offered, as I tend to have a strong political background which can lend itself to a deeper understanding in sometimes less important political races.

Often overlooked are the so-called ‘down ticket’ races.  That is, those lower on the ballot behind presidential, Congress, state-wide, and legislative.

For example, Clackamas County has several down ticket races of importance this year.  I am looking at three specifically:

–Chair of County Commissioners.  Jim Bernard must be elected to replace John Ludlow, one of the worst elected officials ever to hold office in our state.  Ludlow’s term is over and the same should be said for his political career.  He has moved our county backward through his inability to lead, inability to make badly needed tax decisions, and his pandering to the right wing.  He must go.  Bernard is the easy and best choice to replace him.

–Board of Commissioners, Pos. 4.  Ken Humberston should replace Tootie Smith, a homophobe, troglodyte and right winger, on our county board.  He is a proven public servant who has shown he can mend faces, work well with others, and save taxpayers money.  Ken is not afraid to make decisions and is highly principled.  He would be a great addition to the board.  Humberston is superior by far.

–County Commissioners, Pos. 2.  Martha Schrader deserves re-election.  Her opponent is a lackluster wannabe with solid leanings toward the Ludlow-Tootie stripe.  He would clearly be a step backward.  Martha is doing her best to reach out and speak for a broad spectrum of the county’s populace.  No question Martha is better for the county this time.

I hope this is useful.  And I wholly respect your own judgment if you disagree. Either way, be sure to vote.  That’s the important thing.

My best, Peter Toll

Note:  As the commission races are non-partisan, all voters in the county can participate, regardless of party (or not) affiliation.  Mail your ballot early.

“Ken’s commitment to justice, equality and fair play makes him the ideal candidate for the citizens of Clackamas County.” Democratic Party of Oregon LGBT Caucus

“We are happy to endorse Ken Humberston who is committed to supporting the arts and understands its importance to our quality of life in the region.” Oregon artPAC

“The Democratic Party of Oregon’s LGBT Caucus has issued it’s first endorsement for 2016 to Ken Humberston in the Clackamas County Commission Position 4 race. Ken’s lifetime of hard work and dedication to democratic values of justice and fairness make him an ideal choice to improve governance in Clackamas County. It is high time Clackamas citizens have a leader in this position who cares about them and will make decisions based on what will best serve their needs.”

“I have known Ken Humberston for 30 years. We have worked together for 20 years as probation officers in various capacities. I know him to be an honorable man who always cares for the greater good in whatever capacity is performing. He is fair minded and willing to go the extra mile to find an equitable solution to any difficult problem or situation. In my opinion, Ken would be an excellent choice for Clackamas County Commissioner. He has the best background qualifications of anyone running for this position.” William Blanas, supervising Probation Officer, Retired

“Clackamas County has endured four years of poor leadership, hindering our ability to enhance our economy and quality of life. Electing Ken Humberston is an important step in moving in the right direction: forward.” Tom Civiletti, Oak Grove

“When it comes to integrity and leadership, Mr. Humberston comes without equal. This man is not a typical politician, but a man who truly represents all people.” G. Spirithawk

“Aaron Woods unanimously endorses Ken Humberston for Clackamas County Commissioner – #4. I believe Ken will provide the right focus on those issues I and many Oregonians care about including:

  • Jobs with living wages for veterans and
  • Improvements in our county roads which are in need of upgrading
  • Supporting various STEM and Apprenticeship programs in conjunction with unions and businesses”

“Shirley Woods unanimously endorses Ken Humberston for Clackamas County Commissioner – #4. I believe Ken will provide the right focus on those issues me and many Oregonians care about including:

  • Jobs with living wages for all working adults
  • Improvements in our county roads which are in need of upgrading
  • Supporting of various STEM, Apprenticeship, and other training programs working in conjunction with unions and businesses”

“Ken is the kind of level-headed leadership we need.” Mark Gamba Mayor, Milwaukie, Oregon