Primary 2016 Results Digested

Oregon Democrats have much to celebrate from the May 2016 election results. We here in Washington County can be proud that our turnout was 12 points better than Republican turnout. Election results will be certified on June 6 th and you should be able to visit http://www.co.washington.or.us/elections/

for full results. This page also has results of candidates for Precinct Committee Person for those that had filed for election. Just click 'Democrats'(http://www.co.washington.or.us/AssessmentTaxation/Elections/upload/PCP-Democrat-Filed-Winners.pdf)  when you are on the county elections page.

Washington County Democrats met at Ringo's Bar & Grill with our friends from PDX Leftside Drinking Liberally and Friends of Sheri Malstrom campaign. Early in the evening Secretary Hillary Clinton (hillaryclinton.com)  was leading in Washington County, but by morning Senator Bernie Sanders (berniesanders.com) had pulled ahead. Senator Sanders would end up winning the Oregon Primary. Two great candidates that ran strong campaigns in our state.

At the local level Washington County Democrats elected Dan Cross for Justice of the Peace, Glendora Claybrooks, and Commissioner Dick Schouten for County Commissioner, and Gerritt Rosenthal for Metro Council. Commissioner Schouten was re-elected and Dan Cross won the race for Justice of the Peace. Thank you to both Gerritt and Glendora for running campaigns and standing up for Democratic values.

Senator Ron Wyden, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum all won re-nomination and we are looking forward to re-electing them this November. In addition to these phenomenal public servants we also nominated Governor Kate Brown. In her first year, Governor Brown signed into law Oregon's landmark Motor Voter law, that automatically registers Oregonians to vote when they get their drivers license. Since the law was enacted, over 67,000 (http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/OMV/omv-program-statistics-April-2016.pdf)  cards have been sent to Oregonians informing them they would be registered to vote! We Democrats are looking forward to fighting for Governor Brown to elect her to a full term this November.

Washington County Democrats also had another reason to celebrate on Primary Election Night. Two of our very own Washington County Democrats were nominated for statewide office. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian won nomination for Secretary of State. State Representative Tobias Read of Beaverton won nomination for State Treasurer. Oregonians will be well served by both Washco-Dems being elected this Fall. We just need to work to ensure they win this Fall.

All of our Washington County Democratic legislators running for re-election were re-nominated. Washington County Democrats have one of the strongest delegations in the state. We have strong candidates running for open seats and challenging Republican incumbents. Sheri Malstrom, Ken Moore, Ray Lister, and Janeen Sollman won nomination for open seats. Paul Carlos Southwick won nomination in HD 37 and will face the Republican incumbent in that district.

We still have a lot of work to do here in Washington County to ensure Democratic victories this fall. When Democrats win working people, students, seniors, small business owners, and family farmers win. Our Neighborhood Leader program saw great results. The turnout for Washington County was 48%, our neighbors contacted by their Neighborhood Leader was over 75%! All of us can do the Neighborhood Leader Program. Sign up here.