OEA-PAC Convention Endorsement Results
On Feb. 18-19, 2022, hundreds of educators from across the state took part in the Oregon Education Association’s virtual Political Action Committee (PAC) convention, endorsing public education champions for state and federal office. Following the two-day convention, Oregon educators voted to make the following endorsements:
- Governor: Tina Kotek
- Oregon Labor Commissioner: Christina Stephenson
- U.S. Senate: Ron Wyden
- U.S. Congress (CD1): Suzanne Bonamici
- U.S. Congress (CD2): No Recommendation
- U.S. Congress (CD3): Earl Blumenauer
- U.S. Congress (CD4): Val Hoyle
- U.S. Congress (CD5): Jamie McLeod-Skinner (Not endorsed by NEA PAC)
- U.S. Congress (CD6): Andrea Salinas
Click here to view a complete list of OEA-endorsed candidates.
The OEA-PAC endorsement process is entirely member-driven, and every candidate running for an OEA-PAC-endorsed office has the opportunity to seek the endorsement of the OEA-PAC. Candidates seeking the OEA-PAC endorsement engage with members in a number of ways, including the completion of a candidate questionnaire, participating in a question and answer session with members during the OEA-PAC convention, and speaking with OEA-PAC delegates directly in the weeks leading up to the endorsement convention.
“We’re proud to endorse candidates who are committed to standing up for Oregon’s public schools and getting every student the resources they need to thrive.”Reed Scott-Schwalbach, OEA President
OEA PAC is OEA’s political action committee (PAC) – made up every OEA member who makes a voluntary contribution. Together with The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, it allows you to combine your investment with thousands of other members to elect lawmakers who care about public education as much as we do.
How can my contribution of $100 make a difference?
Over 10,000 of your fellow members have taken the challenge and give between $25 and $150 to OEA PAC every year. This makes OEA PAC one of the largest PACs in the state, giving recommended candidates over $800,000 in each of the last two elections.
Don’t membership dues already pay for this?
No. Dues don’t support candidates running for elected office. OEA/NEA involvement in these political campaigns are funded solely through voluntary contributions from members.
Your contribution to OEA PAC is eligible for the Oregon Political Tax Credit!
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