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October 22nd, 2008 WW Staff | News Stories
 

Ballot Quick Picks

A cheat-sheet to our endorsements for the Nov. 4 election.

     
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Ballots started arriving in local mailboxes this week. Here’s a summary of our endorsements for the Nov. 4 election. You can find our full endorsements, along with video of our candidate interviews, here.

Federal

President: BARACK OBAMA

US Senate: JEFF MERKLEY

First Congressional District DAVID WU

Third Congressional District EARL BLUMENAUER

Fifth Congressional District KURT SCHRADER

State
Treasurer ALLEN ALLEY

Sec of State KATE BROWN

Attorney General JOHN KROGER

Labor Commissioner BRAD AVAKIAN

State measures
54 Voter eligibility in school elections YES

55 Redistricting YES

56 Double majority changes YES

57 Prison sentences (legislative version) YES

58 English-language instruction limits NO

59 Increased state tax deductions NO

60 Merit pay for teachers NO

61 Prison sentences NO

62 Lottery money set-aside NO

63 Building permit exemptions NO

64 Payroll deduction restrictions NO

65 Open primary YES

City Council
AMANDA FRITZ

Multnomah County
Sheriff BOB SKIPPER

Commissioner, District 3 MIKE DELMAN

Commissioner, District 4 CARLA PILUSO

Legislature
Senate 14 MARK HASS

Senate 18 GINNY BURDICK

Senate 25 LAURIE MONNES-ANDERSON

House 26 JESSICA ADAMSON

House 27 TOBIAS READ

House 29 CHUCK RILEY

House 30 DAVID EDWARDS

House 33 MITCH GREENLICK

House 34 CHRIS HARKER

House 35 LARRY GALIZIO

House 36 MARY NOLAN

House 37 SCOTT BRUUN

House 38 STEVE GRIFFITH

House 39 TOBY FORSBERG

House 41 CAROLYN TOMEI

House 42 JULES KOPEL-BAILEY

House 45 MICHAEL DEMBROW

House 49 JOHN NELSEN

House 50 GREG MATTHEWS

House 51 BRENT BARTON

House 52 SUZANNE VANORMAN

Local initiatives
26-94 Portland children’s levy YES

26-95 Portland Community College bond YES

26-96 Oregon Zoo levy NO

26-97 Centennial bond YES

 
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