The Portland Association of Teachers Political Action Committee (PAT PAC) is proud to announce its endorsements for the May 17, 2022 primary election.
The PAT PAC endorsement panel consisted of 8 educators along with OEA staff. The panel considered the following criteria while making their endorsements: support for collective bargaining; commitment to educator voice; knowledge of education issues such as standardized testing and disrupted learning; commitment to racial equity; advocacy for strong, fully-funded public schools; and electability.
We look forward to working with these candidates to better serve members, students, and families in PPS and across the region and the state.
Portland City Council
Position 3: Jo Ann Hardesty
Chair: Jessica Vega Pederson
District 2: Susheela Jayapal
President: Lynn Peterson
Oregon House of Representatives
HD28: Dacia Grayber
HD33: Maxine Dexter
HD43: Tawna Sanchez
HD44: Travis Nelson
HD46: Khanh Pham
SD17: Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Coming soon: Recommendations for City Council Position 2 and House Districts 41 and 45.
For more information about these candidates and about PAT PAC, please visit www.pdxteachers.org/pat_pac