“Kotek is smart, strategic and decisive. She figured out how to pass difficult bills that make working-class Oregonians’ lives better—from a minimum wage increase that acknowledged employers in rural Oregon couldn’t pay as much as ones in Portland, to family medical leave, to an end to no-cause evictions. Under her leadership, Democrats passed a school […]
Like most Oregonians, I believe that our bodies belong to us. Freedom cannot be achieved until every person has the power to make decisions about when and whether to become a parent. Sadly, right-wing politicians are dismantling access to abortion, and the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe vs. Wade by this summer — […]
Earth Week is about the time Central Oregonians may start to expect warmer weather, which will be welcome, at first. But I am apprehensive about extreme heat, fire and smoke, due to our changing climate. Last summer, Bend hit a record 107 degrees in June, followed by many fires and very unhealthy smoke. On April […]
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tina Kotek made a stop at the Central Oregon Daily News studio on Thursday morning. The former speaker for the Oregon House of Representatives spoke with Matt McDonald about issues like gun control, abortion, homelessness, and more.
[Washington DC]: Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek for Governor. Speaker Kotek is exactly the candidate that Oregonians need in this moment, and she will bring a record of key gun safety wins and strategic leadership with her to […]
[Portland, OR] – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren announced last Friday that she endorses Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. Senator Warren’s endorsement adds to a strong grassroots coalition of supporters throughout the state and the support of over 30 prominent organizations. “Tina Kotek has already gotten big things done for working families in Oregon, like raising […]
Tina Kotek today launched her first television ads of the campaign highlighting her leadership in the Oregon House and her commitment to moving the state forward. “Called” – a 60 second spot and “Look” – a 30 second spot are a part of a growing media campaign already amounting to over $190,000 for Kotek’s first […]
[Portland, OR] – The Human Right Campaign PAC (HRC PAC), a national leader in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and the country’s largest LGBTQ+ organization, has announced their endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. This endorsement follows endorsements already made by Basic Rights Oregon, LPAC and LGBTQ Victory Fund. In 2013, Tina made history […]
[Portland, OR] – Today, Tina Kotek, candidate for Governor and former Speaker of the Oregon House, released a comprehensive plan to focus Oregon’s effort to tackle the state’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis. “No one should have to live in a tent on a sidewalk. Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis in our own backyards. Our […]
Today Democratic candidate Tina Kotek visited Southern Oregon to hear from community leaders. She made stops in Central Point, Ashland, Talent, and Medford to discuss some of the most pressing issues impacting Oregonians.