Our nominations

In every election, WFP members will ask the candidates tough questions on issues that matter most — like jobs, healthcare and schools — and only support those who are committed to putting ordinary families first.

When you cast your vote this year, you’ll be able to see which candidates earned our support — no matter which party they’re from. They’ll have “Working Families” listed under their names — that’s our seal of approval, right on the ballot.

Here’s the list of our 2016 slate of endorsements and nominees.


US Senate: Shanti Lewallen
US 4th Congressional District: Peter DeFazio


Governor: Kate Brown
Secretary of State: Brad Avakian
Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum

State Senate

District 5: Arnie Roblan
District 21: Kathleen Taylor
District 22: Lew Frederick
District 23: Michael Dembrow
District 25: Laurie Monnes Anderson
District 27: Greg Delgado

State House

District 1: Terry Brayer
District 5: Pam Marsh
District 8: Paul Holvey
District 11: Phil Barnhart
District 14: Julie Fahey
District 18: Tom Kane
District 20: Paul Evans
District 22: Teresa Alonso-Leon
District 23: Jim Thompson
District 24: Ken Moore
District 26: Ray Lister
District 27: Sheri Malstrom
District 28: Jeff Barker
District 29: Susan McLain
District 30: Janeen Sollman
District 34: Ken Helm
District 35: Margaret Doherty
District 36: Jennifer Williamson
District 37: Paul Carlos Southwick
District 38: Ann Lininger
District 41: Karin Power
District 42: Rob Nosse
District 44: Tina Kotek
District 45: Barbara Smith Warner
District 46: Alissa Keny-Guyer
District 47: Diego Hernandez
District 50: Carla Piluso
District 51: Janelle Bynum
District 52: Mark Reynolds
District 54: Gena Goodman Campbell

Local Endorsements

Portland City Council: Steve Novick
Multnomah County Commission: Sharon Meieran
Eugene City Council: Joshua Skov
Mayor of Hillsboro: Aron Carleson

State Ballot Measures

Yes on 97
Yes on 98

Local Ballot Measures

Multnomah County:
Honest Elections: Yes on 26-184
Affordable Homes: Yes on 26-179

Benton County:
Ranked Choice Voting: Yes on 2-100