Working families win! We’re proud to announce that, in the May Special Election, 75% of our endorsed candidates won their seats.
Oregonians voted for progress in school board races across the state. These victories are a huge step forward in helping stem the tide of taxpayer money going to ineffective charter schools while bolstering public education.
Some of these wins include:
- Ana Gonzalez Muñoz, an educator and activist, defeated incumbent Dane Nickerson, flipping the Reynolds School Board to a majority progressive and people of color-led board.
- Martina Shabram, a young sex educator recruited by her students to run, beat conservative incumbent Jim Torrey for the Eugene (4J) School Board #5 position.
- Amanda Orozco Beach, a waitress who will ensure working families are represented on the school board, overcame conservative incumbent John Hartsock for the Gresham-Barlow School Board position #7.
Voters were invested in these elections, supporting the most progressive candidates with the boldest plans for advocating for our students, putting more resources in the classroom, and ensuring that parent voices are heard. Together, we made this happen by talking with voters and sharing our values.
Here’s the full breakdown of how OWFP candidates performed in the May 2019 Special Election:
Yesenia Delgado [Reynolds School Board #5] – Won
Ana Gonzalez-Munoz [Reynolds School Board #6] – Won
Ricardo Ruiz [Reynolds School Board #7] – Won
Sahar Yarjani Muranovic [David Douglas School Board #4] – Won
Sumitra Chhetri [Centennial School Board #3] – Won
Amanda Orozco-Beach [Gresham-Barlow School Board #7] – Won
Shanice Clarke [PPS Board #2] – Lost
Michelle DePass [PPS Board #2] – Won
Michael Sonnleitner [PCC Board #3] – Won
Andrew Speer [MHCC Board #3] – Won
Kenney Polson [MHCC Board #5] – Won
Courtney Helstein [MHCC Board #6] – Lost
Alex Diaz Rios [PCC Board #7] – Won
See Eun Kim [Hillsboro School Board #4] – Won
Lisa Allen [Hillsboro School Board #5] – Won
Yadira Martinez [Hillsboro School Board #7] – Won
Gimena Olguin [Tigard-Tualatin School Board #2] – Lost
Narce Rodriguez [Forest Grove School Board #5] – Won
Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg [Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec #3] – Won
Heidi Edwards [Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec #4] – Won
Tya Ping [Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec #5] – Won
Gordan Lafer [Eugene 4J School Board #4] – Won
Martina Shabram [Eugene 4J School Board #5] – Won
Deanna Chappell Becher [Eugene 4J School Board #7] – Lost
Lisa Fragala [Lane CC Board #7] – Won
Todd Mann [Springfield School Board] – Won
Chris Wig [Willamalane Parks and Rec Director] – Won
Raul Guerro Marquez [Salem-Keizer School Board #2] – Lost
David Salinas [Salem-Keizer School Board #4] – Lost
Emma Lugo [Oregon City School Board #6] – Lost
Pamela White [Oregon City School Board #7] – Won
Chelsea King Martin [West-Linn Wilsonville School Board #2] – Won
Jordan Ferris [West-Linn Wilsonville School Board #4] – Lost
Libra Forde [North Clackamas School Board #3] – Won
Tony Lapiz [Linn-Benton CC Board #6-7] – Won
Michael Thomsen [Greater Albany School Board #3] – Won
Stephen Hanson [Port of Columbia County Commissioner, Position 1] – Lost