Tina Kotek Agrees to Eight Debates and Candidate Forums, Including a Proposed Forum on Gun Safety

[Portland, Oregon] – The Tina Kotek for Oregon campaign today announced that she has agreed to eight debates and candidate forums across the state. The Kotek campaign also challenged Republican candidate Christine Drazan and conservative candidate Betsy Johnson to agree to an issue-specific forum on gun safety policy, especially given Johnson’s recent flip-flopping on the […]

Oregon Women Leaders Endorse Tina Kotek for Governor

[Portland, OR] – Today, several prominent women elected officials announced their endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. These additional endorsements from prominent leaders representing all levels of government showcase Tina as an effective leader who is ready to take on Oregon’s toughest challenges: Governor Kate Brown Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Oregon […]

Meet Oregon’s Tina Kotek, who hopes to be America’s first lesbian governor

Tina Kotek is hoping to make political history again. She became the country’s first out lesbian speaker of a state House of Representatives in 2013. She broke barriers once again by becoming Oregon’s longest-serving speaker, before stepping down in January to run for governor. Now, after winning the state’s Democratic nomination for governor last week, […]

Tina Kotek Announces Endorsement from Nick Kristof

[Portland, OR] – Today, former candidate for Governor and Pulitzer-prizing winning journalist Nick Kristof announced his endorsement of Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. “Oregon faces huge challenges, and we need real leadership. That’s Tina Kotek,” said Nick Kristof. “On housing, homelessness, education, she has actually led and made a real difference for Oregonians. That’s why I’m […]

Tina Kotek Wins Decisive Victory in Democratic Primary

[Portland, OR] – Tina Kotek decisively won today’s Democratic primary for Oregon governor, and will be the Democratic nominee on the ballot in November. Democrats across Oregon have made it clear: Tina is the best candidate to move Oregon forward. “I am deeply honored that Democratic voters across Oregon trust me to be their nominee. […]

Letter to the Editor: Kotek prioritizes climate action

The Bulletin recently shared a report from the National Interagency Fire Center forecasting an above-average risk for significant wildfire in Central Oregon this May. On an increasingly frequent basis, Central Oregonians are being inundated by wildfire smoke events during the summer months. This is due to anthropogenic climate change driving increases in average surface temperatures […]

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