Oregon is counting votes in the coming days—on May 20, to be exact—to find out who voters want running their local government, and which candidates they want to see facing off in the general election this fall.
Be one of those voters.
Mail-in ballots must be in the hands of county elections officials by 8 pm on May 20. Drop them off in person if you must.
We’re here to make it all easier. Our endorsements for the 2014 primary election appear below.
WW offers recommendations only in competitive races and for ballot measures. Unlike other news outlets, we do so after inviting all candidates and campaigns to our offices to present their views. For more details about how we made our decisions—and to watch videos of the endorsement interviews—go here.
Here’s our list.
Republican: Jason Conger
Democrat: Jeff Merkley
U.S. House of Representatives
1st District, Republican: Delinda Delgado Morgan
5th District, Democrat: Kurt Schrader
5th District, Republican: Ben Pollock
Republican primary: Dennis Richardson
Oregon House of Representatives
District 34, Democrat: Ken Helm
District 41, Democrat: Deborah Barnes
District 42, Democrat: Rob Nosse
District 44, Democrat: Tina Kotek
District 45, Democrat: Barbara Smith Warner
District 50, Democrat: Carla Piluso
District 51, Republican: Jodi Bailey
President, nonpartisan: Tom Hughes
Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
Chair, nonpartisan: Deborah Kafoury
Commissioner, District 1, nonpartisan: Jules Bailey
Commissioner, District 2, nonpartisan: Loretta Smith
City of Portland
Commissioner, Position 2, nonpartisan: Nick Fish
Commissioner, Position 3, nonpartisan: Dan Saltzman
Measure 26-156, creates an independent water district: No