PAT PAC Endorsements for May Primary

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

Multnomah County
Chair: Jessica Vega Pederson

District 2: Susheela Jayapal

Metro Council

President: Lynn Peterson

Oregon House of Representatives

HD28: Dacia Grayber

HD33: Maxine Dexter

HD43: Tawna Sanchez

HD44: Travis Nelson

HD46: Khanh Pham

Oregon Senate:

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