meet the candidates

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Shannon Souza

Senate District 1

As a business owner and longtime community member, Shannon has experienced our regions’ resourceful, economically diverse citizenry, invaluable natural resources and unique identity. However, our communities are facing many challenges. Let me work with you toward a future of stable economic growth, a healthy, employable population, energy and food resiliency and a standard of living that we can all be proud of. A Thriving, Resilient Oregon.

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Jeff Golden

Senate District 3

Jeff Golden is running for Senate to fight for an Oregon that puts people before special interests. His priorities include building a sustainable economy, investing in clean energy technology, passing universal healthcare, and increasing funding for public education.

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Deb Patterson

Senate District 10 - Salem

Deb Patterson is an ordained minister and longtime healthcare advocate who is running for Senate help her community overcome critical challenges, like lack of access to healthcare and Oregon's low graduation rates. Deb will go to work for our communities. Large businesses and small, old families and new arrivals, skilled laborers and professionals, young and old—we all have a role to play in building strong and healthy communities together.


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Charles Gallia

Senate District 20

Charles Gallia is a fifth generation Oregonian whose connection to Clackamas County runs deep. He and his siblings were raised by a single mom, with help from their forest ranger grandfather. Together, these powerful role models gave them an appreciation of the outdoors, the value of a quality education, and a good sense of humor even when times are tough.


Shemia Fagan

Senate District 24

As a daughter of a single father and a homeless mother, Shemia knows the struggles Oregon working families face because she’s lived them. She worked my way through college and law school before starting her legal career defending families from unfair evictions. Today, she’s a civil rights attorney who stands up to fight injustices in her community.


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Chrissy Reitz

Senate District 26

Chrissy Reitz is a former Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, a school board member, a mom and an active community volunteer. As a parent and school board member, Chrissy knows that education is the key to opportunity and she’s running for State Senate to make sure our public schools have the resources they need.

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Solea Kabakov

Senate District 30

Solea Kabakov is a lifelong activist working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. In this age of corporate influence she is committed to transparency and accountability without the influence of special interests, corporate power or money.