When you make a voluntary contribution to CAPE (Citizen Action for Political Education), you help elect lawmakers who support the issues that matter to working people and our families.

Our CAPE Council consists of 52 locally elected member representatives that drive SEIU Local 503’s voice in politics. The members of our CAPE Council provide a voice for working Oregonians by recommending candidate endorsements, and then working to get our endorsed candidates elected by phonebanking, canvassing, donating resources, and getting the word out to other SEIU 503 members.

Our CAPE Council meets quarterly, and our CAPE regions hold regularly scheduled meetings during election season to make endorsements and move our grassroots political program. The CAPE Council gets regular updates about issues and campaigns that impact our SEIU members so they are informed as they help lead our political program.

The people elected to represent Oregonians in Salem and Washington D.C. impact the lives of all working families, and it is important that working families have a voice in the process. CAPE members are encouraged to run for office and to be a leading voice in the election process. If you have been interested in politics for years, this is a great place to learn more. If you are new to the union, this is a great place to experience how politics impact our lives.

Who represents me on CAPE?

CAPE is divided into six regions. To find what district you live in, click here.

A map of oregon showing the SEIU 503 CAPE districts, Oregon state senate districts, and Oregon counties

SEIU Local 503 CAPE Council


Name Position Employer City
Ibrahim Coulibaly CAPE Statewide Chair BUREAU OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES Eugene
Cristal DeJarnac CAPE Statewide Secretary State APD Bend
Alice Redding CAPE-Reg 1 - Regional At-Large Retirees Rainier
Angie Jelley CAPE-Reg 1 - SD 1 PPL PSW Reedsport
Guillermo Romero CAPE-Reg 1 - SD 16 Department of Human Services Warrenton
Jija Eberhardt CAPE-Reg 2 - Alternate Department of Human Services Portland
Michael Williams CAPE-Reg 2 - Regional At-Large DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Medford
John Leppink CAPE-Reg 2 - Regional At-Large Retirees Beaverton
Rochelle Santiago CAPE-Reg 2 - Regional At-Large Department of Human Services Portland
Carmen Morales Arnbrister CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 14 Department of Human Services Beaverton
Carolynn Kohout CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 15 State APD Hilsboro
Rob Fullmer CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 17 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Portland
Anthony Estrada CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 18 DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES TIGARD
Betty Holladay CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 19 Retirees Lake Oswego
Rob Jones CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 21 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Clackamas
Max Brown CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 22 Department of Human Services Portland
Joy'e Willman CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 23 PPL PSW Portland
Theo McInturff CAPE-Reg 2 - SD 24 Portland Public School Employees Portland
Tracy Thompson CAPE-Reg 3 - Alternate DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES Salem
Sally Cook CAPE-Reg 3 - Alternate MARION COUNTY EMPLOYEES Salem
Kelly Town CAPE-Reg 3 - Regional At-Large DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sheridan
Ben Moul CAPE-Reg 3 - Regional At-Large OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY Salem
Linda Burgin CAPE-Reg 3 - Regional At-Large Retirees Salem
Steve Emerson CAPE-Reg 3 - SD 10 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE Salem
Brian Kirschner CAPE-Reg 3 - SD 12 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM Dundee
Patty Falkenstein CAPE-Reg 3 - SD 13 PPL PSW Tigard
Bonnie Edmondson CAPE-Reg 3 - SD 9 Department of Human Services Mulino
Sally Baudoin CAPE-Reg 4 - Alternate VOLARE HEALTH Springfield
Sam Galli CAPE-Reg 4 - Alternate UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Eugene
Oli Mintz-Lowe CAPE-Reg 4 - Alternate Department of Human Services Eugene
Barbara Evans CAPE-Reg 4 - Regional At-Large State PSW Dorena
James VanderZanden CAPE-Reg 4 - Regional At-Large DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES Eugene
Johnny Earl CAPE-Reg 4 - Regional At-Large UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Eugene
Andrew Cook CAPE-Reg 4 - SD 4 State APD Eugene
Austin Folnagy CAPE-Reg 4 - SD 6 EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT Vida
Ibrahim Coulibaly CAPE-Reg 4 - SD 7 BUREAU OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES Eugene
Catherine Stearns CAPE-Reg 4 - SD 8 Retirees Corvallis
Karen Higgins CAPE-Reg 5 - SD 2 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Grants Pass
Andrea Clark CAPE-Reg 5 - SD 28 State APD Terrebonne
Mera Gagnon CAPE-Reg 5 - SD 3 PPL PSW Medford
Sarah Groberg Ray CAPE-Reg 6 - Regional At-Large Adult Foster Care Ontario
Josefina Riggs CAPE-Reg 6 - Regional At-Large PPL PSW Redmond
Tracy Stewart CAPE-Reg 6 - Regional At-Large Department of Human Services Bend
Ron Strle CAPE-Reg 6 - SD 26 Prestige Nursing Homes The Dalles
Cristal DeJarnac CAPE-Reg 6 - SD 27 State APD Bend
Joellen Billington CAPE-Reg 6 - SD 30 Department of Human Services Burns
Twila Jacobsen CAPE-Retiree Retirees Eugene

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When you make a voluntary contribution to CAPE (Citizen Action for Political Education), you help elect lawmakers who support the issues that matter to working people and our families.

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Invest in our political strength today!

When you make a voluntary contribution to CAPE (Citizen Action for Political Education), you help elect lawmakers who support the issues that matter to working people and our families.

Contribute Now