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Willamette Women Democrats (W2D) will present candidates they have endorsed for the upcoming May primary for state and Metro races at a meeting taking place from 4 to 6 p.m. April 12 at Celebrate Conference Center, 15555 S.W. Bangy Road in Lake Oswego.
The endorsed candidates include Val Hoyle for Oregon Commissioner of Labor and Industry; Lynn Peterson for Metro Council president and Rachel Prusak for Oregon House of Representatives for District 37 which covers parts of Tualatin and West Linn. Hear from the candidates learn why W2D has endorsed them.
Cost of the meeting is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.
Hoyle has served in the Oregon State House, and as Democratic House Majority Leader.
She is campaigning for Oregon Commissioner of the Labor and Industry for the Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI).
BOLI is tasked with upholding the rights of workers and citizens, making sure that workers are compensated for their work and time, educating employers about their responsibilities to their workers, and promoting a highly skilled and educated workforce through apprentice programs in partnership with all types of employers in Oregon.
This is a statewide position and impacts all Oregonians.
Peterson, who is running for Metro Council president, has extensive experience in government, including having served as chair of the Clackamas County Commission.
She is a regionally acknowledged transportation expert. The top Metro challenges for the next few years are to address the affordable housing crisis and the region's transportation issues.
Her experience has helped shape her vision for how to address these problems.
Prusak is a nurse practitioner and Oregon Nurses Association Union member running for Oregon House District 37 (West Linn, Tualatin). Currently the seat is held by Julie Parrish.
Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by noon on Monday, April 9 online at ww.w2deems.com or call CM Bookkeeping at 503-656-4445/
The W2D is a locally organized, nonprofit, progressive organization established to provide informative programs, promote progressive policies and encourage women to be politically active.