Endorsements

ENDORSEMENTS

Jamie's endorsements include some of the most respected organizations, elected officials, and community leaders in Oregon.

Organizations

Independent Party of Oregon- reducing special interest influence and increasing transparency in our government, improving access to education, protecting consumers, and growing business in ways that benefit the public.

Working Families Party - growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all of us, and a democracy in which every voice matters.

Unete Center for Farm Worker Advocacy- a movement of farm workers and immigrants that strives to empower and enrich through education, advocacy, in issues that affect their lives.

Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37 - securing improved wages, hours, working conditions, and other economic advantages through legal and economic means.

Service Employees’ International Union 503 - standing together to improve access to education, test new drivers, help veterans, assist at-risk youth, repair bridges, and care for children, seniors and people with disabilities — just to name a few.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 - A union of over 25,000 workers and their families throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

Oregon Education Association- a union representing about 44,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges.

National Organization for Women - The Foundation focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity, racial discrimination, women’s health and body image, women with disabilities, reproductive rights and justice, family law, marriage and family formation rights of same-sex couples, representation of women in the media, and global feminist issues.

The Vocal Seniority - Located in Bend, is an all volunteer, nonmember, non-fundraising, grassroots organization; actively promoting social and economic justice and environmental sustainability.

Run with Pride  - dedicated to electing LGBT Democratic candidates to U.S. Congress.

The Indivisible Project - a nationwide progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda.

Protect Oregon's Progress - Protect Oregon's Progress is the Indivisible group for The Dalles, We are a group of concerned citizens who have formed a local grass-roots organization dedicated to standing up for our civil and human rights, and those of others.

The Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs - (OABA) was established in 1977 to improve conditions for Blacks in Oregon. Our political and economical voices were nearly non-existent, and our concerns for each other were indifferent.

L-PAC- building the political power of LGBTQ women.

The American Women's Party - advocacy group fighting for equal representation, participation, and policy development for women in the Democratic Party.

Jefferson County Democrats - dedicated to implementing Democratic Party platforms through candidates and legislation. We are a living organization with platforms and policies shaped by members.

Jackson County Democrats LGBTQ Caucus - Committed to and focused on advocating and promoting LGBTQ representation and LGBTQ inclusive public policies.

Democratic Party of Oregon- promotes the election of Democratic candidates at every level across the state of Oregon with technical, financial and volunteer support. We provide opportunities for all Oregon Democrats to participate fully in our political process.

Indivisible Bend- A grassroots community of citizen activists who support candidates and policies that advance justice and liberty. United by IndivisibleGuide.com.

Elected Officials

Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator
Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator
Pam Marsh, State Representative, Oregon House District 5
Darby Ayers-Flood, Talent Mayor
Paul Blackburn, Hood River Mayor
N. Kathryn Brigham, Board of Trustees, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Barb Campbell, Bend City Councilor
Carrie Douglass, Bend La-Pine School Board
Scott Fairley, Pendleton City Councilor
Dale Freeman, Pendleton School Board

Darcy Long-Curtiss, The Dalles City Councilor
Carina Miller, Warm Springs Tribal Council Representative
Adam Nilsson, Baker City Councilor
Bob Parke, Dufur City Councilor
Stefani Seffinger, Ashland City Councilor
Kevin Stine, Medford City Councilor
Phil Studenberg, Klamath Falls City Councilor
Stuart Warren, Phoenix City Councilor
Sarah Westover, Phoenix City Councilor

Community Leaders

Robert Bailey, Owner, Orchard View Farm, The Dalles
Christine Chin Ryan
, President, Oregon NOW
Kathy Conway, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action
Dave Eyler, teacher and coach, Vale High School
Athena Goldberg, Director of Behavioral Health, AllCare Health
Jeff Golden, former Jackson County Commissioner
John Lamoreau, former Union County Commissioner
Jack Lorts, former Mayor of Fossil, Oregon
John Mundy, Board of Directors, Central Oregon Community College
Mike Murphy, former Mayor of Grants Pass, Oregon
Richard Pederson, former Director of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Janelle Rebick, President, Bend Education Association
Erica Skatvold, Board of Directors, Central Oregon Community College
Dennis Slattery, Board of Trustees, Southern Oregon University
Sandra Slattery, Executive Director, Ashland Chamber of Commerce
Steve Taylor, former Pendleton City Councilor
Mike Thorne, Pendleton wheat farmer
N. Dale Thompson, former Mayor of Condon, Oregon
Cherryl Walker, former Josephine County Commissioner and State Representative District 4

What Our Supporters Say:

“My experience as a city councilor with Jamie McLeod-Skinner as the city manager of Phoenix, Oregon was very professional. Jamie entered into a position that had been vacated many times due to assorted reasons. Some previous managers were fired, some left on their own accord. She confronted issues with a professional, direct approach and did her best to ensure that proper process was being utilized. She was very committed to her fiduciary responsibility and to the laws that govern how city government operates. I believe that her personality will create an atmosphere of transparency, trust and accountability. And I believe her strong work ethic will be a great addition to the House of Representatives.”

Stuart Warren
Phoenix City Council

“Jamie is a highly dedicated public servant who is ready to stand with rural Oregonians for affordable healthcare, living wage jobs and a healthy environment. She has the right values and experience to represent our rural communities in Congress.”

Sarah Westover
Phoenix City Council

“I am honored to offer my official endorsement of candidate for congressional district 2, Jamie McLeod Skinner. District 2 is a large, unique, diverse district and we are ready for a congressional representative with the ability to represent every community from a foundation of transparency and integrity, who already has experience in public service. The issues identified as priorities are issues deeply affecting all constituents in this district including infrastructure- physical and social, health care, public lands, and water laws among others. With her background in international work and regional issues, I believe she has the knowledge and unique ability to roll up her sleeves and find real solutions for everyone involved. Jaime has taken the time to have meaningful relationships with many communities and has made sure she is truly engaging with our tribal community not only on the campaign trail but with her education in law, and some experience in tribal law, serving as a co-director of the Native American Law Student Association during her time at the University of Oregon."

Carina Miller
Warm Springs Tribal Council Representative

“Jamie McLeod Skinner is brilliant and open-hearted, as well as firmly grounded in a wide-range of expertise. With impeccable integrity, she will put her constituents first: our families, our communities, our quality of life.”

Molly Tinsley
Writer, recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships in fiction

“As a graduate of Medford Sr. High in 1978, the UO in 1988, and as a small business owner, I am convinced that Jamie’s regional and world perspectives will serve our community well. It is time for an honest, transparent Congresswoman who understands the hopes and needs of our neighbors in the diverse 2nd Congressional District. Jamie can and will be that Congresswoman!”

Edward Gerdes
Small Business Owner and Lawyer

“Oregon District 2 is different. We don’t fit into the stereotypes that the Washington elites and lobbyists want to force upon us. We value our individual freedoms and are fiercely independent. But, we also demand that our federal government step up to it’s responsibilities to ensuring every Oregonian gets a fair shot at being able to provide for their families, breath clean air, have access to clean water and basic health care. That’s why we need a unique, strong and independent candidate like Jamie McCleod-Skinner in Congress. Jamie has worked her entire career to make life better for ordinary people.  With degrees in both engineering and law and years of  experience as an elected city councilor as well as an engineer, Jamie is the most qualified candidate on the ballot. Let’s make this Oregon high school track champion our champion in Congress.”

Jeanne Chouard
Speech-Language Pathologist
 

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