Make Sure Teachers' Voice is Heard in Politics: Vote by November 6th


The Portland Association of Teachers Political Action Committee (PAT PAC) is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for the November 2018 general election. The board considers candidates’ positions on public education, their commitment to union values, their alignment to PAT strategic goals including racial equity, and their electability. PAT PAC funds come from the voluntary contributions of PAT PAC contributors, not dues dollars. To contribute to the PAT PAC, return this form to the PAT office.

Oregon Governor: Kate Brown

Portland City Commissioner Position 3: Jo Ann Hardesty

Metro Council Position 2: Christine Lewis

Oregon House of Representatives

  • HD 33: Mitch Greenlick
  • HD 36: Jennifer Williamson
  • HD 41: Karin Power
  • HD 42: Rob Nosse
  • HD 43: Tawna Sanchez
  • HD 44: Tina Kotek
  • HD 45: Barbara Smith Warner
  • HD 46: Alissa Keny-Guyer

 The Portland Association of Teachers has also taken positions on the following ballot measures:


YES Portland: 26-201

Amends city code to require a 1% revenue surcharge on retail corporations to fund clean energy jobs and initiatives which disproportionately impact people of color. YES

YES Metro: 26-199

A regional bond to fund affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

YES Measure 102

Allows local governments to issue bonds to build affordable housing.

NO Measure 103

Adds misleading and permanent tax loophole for specific businesses into Oregon’s constitution.

NO  Measure 104

Needlessly expands Oregon’s supermajority requirement, making it more difficult to eliminate wasteful loopholes and rein in run-away tax breaks.

NO Measure 105

Repeals Oregon’s anti-racial profiling law, passed with near-unanimous support more than 30 years ago.

NO Measure 106

Back-door ban on abortion that takes away critical access to care for vulnerable Oregonians, including more than 75,000 public employees