In the news

August 10, 2011
Senate Democratic leaders announced today their selection of Tom Powers to serve as Executive Director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Fund (SDLF), the caucus’ campaign arm.
September 12, 2011
  Salem, Ore.—Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, a retired public health nurse, filed paperwork today to run for a third term as the State Senator from East Multnomah County.  One of the legislature’s experts on health care, Monnes Anderson pledged to continue to fight for Oregon’s middle class and struggling families.  
October 19, 2011
State Senator Joanne Verger announced today that she will not seek reelection to District 5 in the 2012 election. Looking back on a career in public service that included a decade in the Legislature and nearly 20 years of local service, Verger reflected on her work for worthwhile causes and her reputation as a fair, accessible, and moderate voice in the Legislature and in local government.
December 22, 2011
Oregon Senate Democrats welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward yesterday evening as the appointee to succeed Senator Suzanne Bonamici in Oregon Senate District 17, which is located in Northwest Portland and Washington County. Steiner Hayward was appointed by a vote of the Multnomah and Washington County 
January 19, 2012
  SALEM – Senator Diane Rosenbaum and Representative Tina Kotek, the Democratic Leaders of the Oregon Senate and House, announced their priorities for the 2012 February session this morning during a press conference at the state capitol. They outlined agendas that focus on helping middle class families and small businesses in Oregon that continue to struggle with economic recovery.
October 11, 2012
  Republican candidate Scott Hansen hasn’t been elected to a school board for nearly 20 years, but that’s not stopping him from calling himself a ‘school board member.’
August 1, 2013
Today, an Oregonian filed a complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State about whether Senator Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) violated state law by using official state resources to benefit his campaign.