Candidate jumps in House District 33 race
Although the 2020 May primary election is more than a year away, a Pacific University professor announced he will be running for for the Oregon House seat being vacated by Democrat Mitch Greenlick.
Andy Saultz, an assistant professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, announced on Wednesday, April 24, he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Greenlick, who previously announced he would not seek reelection next year.
"We need a representative with the insight and experience to effectively advocate for progressive policies in the Legislature," said Saultz, who is also a program director of the PhD Program in Education and Leadership at the university. "I look forward to advocating for how we can make progress when it comes to education, health care, housing affordability, the environment, social inequality, and the other challenges impacting our communities."
House District 33 includes the Pearl District, the NW District, the NW Industrial District, NW Heights, Forest Heights, Bethany, Oak Hills, and Cedar Mill. Saultz grew up in Portland and attended Ridgewood Elementary, Cedar Park Middle and Sunset High School. He served as student body president of Oregon State University and as chair of the Oregon Student Association, a statewide organization that advocates for college students. He has also worked as a public high school social studies teacher.
Saultz is also a precinct committee person with the Washington County Democrats. His wife Jenny is an oncologist at the Knight Cancer Center at Oregon Health and Science University.
Greenlick has represented the district since 2003.