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Your Timber Unity Endorsement Committee met to go over dozens of candidate questionnaires to help sort out who best represents #TimberUnity values and will help STAND UP for Working Oregonians. Members serving on the Endorsement Committee are:
Angelita Sanchez, Marie Bowers, Peggi Rush, Kathy Hadley, and Nicole Chiasson.
*FUN FACT: It stops the passing of tax bills without Republican input. Here are your #Timberunity endorsed candidates that are our newly elected and re-elected representation.
LOOK WHAT YOU DID! Last night #Timberunity got a late ballot update from the Secretary of State and thought it would be a good time to let ya’ll know what YOU have done. Everybody knows you can not win a war overnight, only by many battles WON. And we won this battle! Even with redistricting, we retained many and gained and we will NEVER quit standing up for equal representation! We have secured more spots than listed, on our County Commissioner boards, in our House and in our Senate. The following are the sole winners we endorsed. Ballots are still coming in and wont be certified until December 6th, but we are sitting pretty good, in our State legislature and at our County Commissioner level, where it matter most!
Paul Savas, Clackamas
Ben West, Clackamas -NEW and flipped
Mark Kujala, Clatsop
Tony DeBone, Deschutes
Tim Freeman, Douglas
Leah Watkins, Gilliam -NEW
Colleen Roberts, Jackson
Mark Albertson, Lake
Ryan Ceniga, Lane -NEW and flipped
David Loveall, Lane -NEW
Craig Pope, Polk
Cindy Timmons, Umatilla -NEW
Kit Johnston, Yamhill -NEW and flipped
Also remember we supported Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer in the unsuccessful attempt to recall her in a special election. She remains County Chair!
House Of Representatives:
1-David Brock Smith
2-Virgle Osborne -NEW
12-Charlie Conrad -NEW
15-Shelly Boshart Davis
17-Ed Diehl - NEW
21-Kevin Mannix -NEW
31-Brian Stout -NEW and flipped
52-Jeff Helfrich -NEW
55-E. Werner Reschke
56-Emily McIntire -NEW
6-Cedric Hayden -NEW and flipped
11-Kim Thatcher -PETER COURTNEY’s SEAT; flipped
16-Suzanne Weber -NEW and flipped
26-Daniel Bonham -NEW
Folks - a wild ride tonight for Timber Unity and our endorsed candidates.
Here's what we know so far....
We SOLIDLY are winning the coast. Key seats where our members worked hard were won tonight.
We flipped HD 32 - the Tiffiny Mitchell seat is going to Suzanne Weber.
We flipped HD 9 - the Caddy Mckeown seat is going to Boomer Wright.
We flipped SD 5 - it's close, but as of right now, the Roblan seat is going for Republican Dick Anderson. These two seats in the House mean that Democrats in Salem mean that Dems didn't win a quorum-proof majority.
We also got our Lily Morgan going into the House from Josephine County.
We are flipping Columbia County tonight. Casey Garrett's race is up...but that one is tight. Margaret Magruder SOLIDLY won re-election.
Our very own Angelita Sanchez was the top vote-getter in her Sweet Home City Council race. And TU member Dylan Richards won a slot too.
In Clackamas County, our candidate Mark Shull is down by 10,000 votes. BUT....Clackamas County elections has mechanical problem with one of their envelope machines, which means that they stopped counting for the night and there are over 100,000 ballots there left to be tabulated. (NOTE: WE FLIPPED CLACKAMAS WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE).
Many of our incumbent House and Senate members won re-election.
On almost no money, and a race we think the Salem insiders should have paid attention to, Max Sherman - gave Gomberg a run for his money. We'll be back for that seat in two years.
We are down 200k votes for our wonderful SOS candidate Kim Thatcher - but there are still a lot of ballots there. We love her for standing up for us and stepping in to run.
If everything holds.....in this entire election cycle..... This is TWO flipped house seats. One flipped senate seat. THREE flipped county commissions and 1 County chair flip, with the possibility to still flip Clackamas County. We also held the Marion Commission seat conservative with Danielle Bethell in the WIN column. And our little city council races won too.
YOU DID THIS.
Consultants can consult. Lobbyist can spend money. But YOUR grassroots efforts have made these wins possible. It's a start. We won't win everything on the first try, but the voter returns CLEARLY show - you all made the difference.
All the new voters. All the voters who woke up this cycle. This is the start of something bold and better to slowly bring back some sanity to our state. THANK YOU from your entire Timber Unity Board. Your contributions also made us one of the largest grassroots donors in Oregon this cycle.
We sleep tomorrow....then we start again.
#TimberUnity #November2022 #ORLEG #ORPOL