Published: May 16, 2018

Last night, SEIU members like us won big. Through our union’s political program, SEIU members elected a labor-friendly Labor Commissioner, shook up the State Senate, and sent a Local 503 member to the State House of Representatives!

These victories builds our union’s strength, which we need to protect wages and benefits.  Please consider starting a monthly contribution to CAPE, our member-driven political action committee so we can building toward success in November!

2018 Primary Election Results

Val Hoyle – A pro-labor Labor Commissioner

As your new Commissioner of Labor and Industries, Val Hoyle will fight for SEIU members. Val is a pro-labor candidate who will enforce our wage and civil rights laws, and work to protect good union jobs that support our state’s economy.



Tiffiny Mitchell – Sending an SEIU member to Salem

SEIU 503 member Tiffiny Mitchell filed to run minutes before the deadline because no one else in the race represented working families. Our union had her back from day one, and tonight she won the Democratic nomination for State Representative in House District 32! This is huge for our union. Tiffiny will be a tremendous ally in Salem, so we need to hit the ground running and support her campaign in November.



Shemia Fagan – Shaking up the State Senate

Housing advocate Shemia Fagan defeated the landlord-backed Rod Monroe. This is a huge shake-up for the Oregon Senate, which has been an obstacle for passing legislation that SEIU members support. Shemia’s election in Senate District 24 sends a clear message: It’s time for the Senate to get to work addressing affordable housing, funding public services, and protecting healthcare access.



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Other races to watch: 

Kate Brown, Governor (Democrat)
Deb Patterson, Senate District 10 (Democrat)
Micki Varney, Salem City Council
Kathryn Harrington, Washington County Commission
Greg Malinowski, Washington County Commission
Joe Berney, Lane County Commission
Laura Kent, Lane County Commission
Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commission