HBA urges its members to vote for the following endorsed candidates
On May 15th, members around the Portland Metro region will be asked to cast a ballot in the upcoming Oregon Primary Election. Over the last few months, members of the HBA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) met with candidates in several major races who are running in the May 15th primary. These candidates were evaluated based on several factors:
• Their understanding of housing and related issues
• Their willingness to make job creation and housing work in our region
• Their balanced approach to regional issues impacting growth and housing
• Their ability to affect change
In races where HBA felt it was important to get our members to support a particular candidate, the PAC made an endorsement. A few races were designated “key priority races”. In cases where the committee felt strongly, financial contributions were made on behalf of the HBA, supporting their campaign.
Highlighted here is a list of the races where the PAC made endorsement decisions (“key priority races” are noted) as well as brief information on each of the candidates. These candidates need the support of our members across the region, but especially if you live in one of the areas in which they are running. We strongly encourage our members to vote for these individuals and to let others know that these are the candidates who would be best for our industry and region.
If you have any questions regarding any of these races or what you can do to further support the candidates, please contact Justin at the HBA.
SAM CHASE, Metro District 5 (NE/N/NW Portland and parts of N Washington County)
Sam is running for the Metro Council seat, which is being vacated by Rex Burkholder. Sam
has formerly served as the Chief of Staff for Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish. He also has experience building and developing non-profit housing for the Clackamas Community Land Trust. Some of Sam’s goals for Metro are providing a variety of housing choices, ranging from executive housing to affordable housing as well as creating living wage jobs while finding a balance in protecting the environment. Sam has been identified by the HBA’s Political Action Committee as a Key Race of importance to our industry and the
CRAIG DIRKSEN, Metro District 3 (Beaverton/Tigard/Sherwood/Tualatin/Wilsonville)
Craig is running for the Metro Council Seat, which is being vacated by Carl Hosticka. Craig is the current two-term Mayor of the City of Tigard as well as an industrial designer for CH2M Hill. Craig is transportation oriented, with a goal of making sure we have a transportation system that’s functional for the future, which supports the anticipated
growth of the metro area. Craig is running un-opposed in his race and will win in the May Primary.
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER
BETTY BODE, District 1 (Beaverton/Aloha)
Betty is running for the Washington County Position 1 seat, which is currently held by the incumbent Dick Schouten. Betty is a current three-term Beaverton City Council Member as well as a registered nurse. Betty believes that we need a message of balance and have a responsibility to nurture the economy while providing critical services to those in need. Betty is in a 2 person race against the sitting incumbent. Betty has been identified by the HBA’s Political Action Committee as a Key Race of importance to our industry and the economy.
ROY ROGERS, District 3 (Tigard/Sherwood/Tualatin/Wilsonville)
Roy is running for re-election to the Washington County Position 3 seat, which he has held since 1985; prior to that he served as the Mayor of Tualatin. Currently Roy is a CPA, partnering in a local firm which is one of the largest municipal auditing firms in the state. Roy has a long track record of supporting jobs, housing and the economy in Washington County. Roy is running un-opposed in his race and will win in the May Primary.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Commission Chair Paul is running for the Clackamas County Chair seat, which is currently held by the incumbent Charlotte Lehan. Paul is a current Clackamas County Commissioner, elected to office in 2010. Paul has owned a local auto tuning business since 1985. He feels that the basic responsibility of government is to provide essential services and infrastructure so home builders and businesses can invest, create jobs, and produce
goods and services. Paul is in a 4-way race and has been identified by the HBA’s Political
Action Committee as a Key Race of importance to our industry and the economy.
MARTHA SCHRADER, Commission Position 3
Martha is running for the Clackamas County Position 3 seat, which is being vacated by Ann Lininger. Martha, is a former Clackamas County Commissioner from 2003 – 2009 and State Senator in 2009 & 2010. Martha believes that Clackamas County is facing challenges, but also a time of opportunity. The County’s unique mix of urban, rural and residential neighborhoods, makes it special, but also creates division. Martha has a history of working people to bridge these groups.
CITY OF PORTLAND
CHARLIE HALES, Mayor
Charlie is running for Mayor of Portland, which is being vacated by Sam Adams. Charlie, a former staff member of the Home Builders Association, served as a Portland City Council member from 1993 – 2002. Charlie has priorities in jobs, the economy, and transportation for the City of Portland. Charlie was chosen for the HBA endorsement due to the belief in his ability to affect change on the Portland City Council.
MARY NOLAN, City Commissioner
Mary is running for Portland City Commissioner, the seat which is currently held by the incumbent Amanda Fritz. Mary has been an Oregon State Legislator since 2001 and prior to that was the Director of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. Mary believes that her campaign will be about getting important things done, instead of just talking about getting things done. Whether it’s controlling the cost of city services or insuring every neighborhood shares in Portland’s success, Mary will bring a sense of urgency to decisions at City Hall.
STEVE NOVICK, City Commissioner
Steve is running for Portland City Commissioner, the seat being vacated by Randy Leonard. Steve, a former United States Senate Candidate, currently works for the Oregon Health Authority. Steve is a strong supporter of increasing jobs and economic development
in the city, as well as improving the schools, and health care opportunities available to
Portland residents. As with Mary and Charlie, the HBA’s Political Action Committee, has chosen this candidate based on the need for change in the direction of leadership in the City of Portland.
CITY OF BEAVERTON
DENNY DOYLE, Mayor
Denny is running for re-election to the Beaverton Mayor’s position, which he has held since 2008. Prior to Denny’s election to Mayor, he served on the Beaverton City Council for 14 years. Denny looks forward to continuing to work on Beaverton’s urban renewal plans for the downtown area, as well as their plans for the new Urban Growth Lands brought into the city.
MARK FAGIN, City Councilor
Mark is running for Beaverton City Council, the seat being vacated by Cathy Stanton. Mark is an owner of a small Beaverton business. Mark believes that we need leaders who are focused on our needs, on our priorities, and are willing to work with residents,
businesses, and partners to improve the community and attract business and investment