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U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley
Endorse Democrat Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor

[Portland, OR]: Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced their endorsement of Tina Kotek for Governor:

Senator Ron Wyden:

“Tina Kotek has proven herself time and again to be a creative and committed leader willing to work with Oregonians in every nook and cranny of our state to fight for opportunities that make all communities even better places to live, work and raise a family.

“Throughout her public service, Tina has listened to Oregonians and then acted in the common interest to find smart solutions that work to improve mental and physical health care, help people get a roof over their heads and a floor under their feet, and provide the fair wages that workers deserve. And she has been Oregonians’ champion in the Legislature for rock-solid abortion rights, cleaner energy and common-sense gun legislation.

That track record of accomplishment and taking on special interests is why I’m proud to endorse Tina for governor. She knows there are tough challenges ahead and has shown herself to be the best candidate for the job. I’m eager to have her as a teammate in our continued partnership to build an even stronger Oregon.”

Senator Jeff Merkley:

“I am thrilled to endorse Tina Kotek for Oregon Governor. I’ve known Tina for many years and seen firsthand how hard she works to make life better for Oregonians. From working at the Oregon Food Bank to becoming Speaker of the Oregon House, Tina has dedicated her life to lifting up Oregonians and fighting for our communities.

“We need someone like Tina who can take on the huge challenges that we’re facing. From the homelessness and housing crisis, to ensuring Oregon’s workers and small businesses thrive, Tina is ready to lead and deliver results. 

“Unlike her opponents, Tina will always put working families first and won’t cater to the corporate special interests. It’s critical that we elect a governor who isn’t beholden to corporate polluters. Tina is the only candidate in the race who will take on climate change head on, prepare our communities for the threat of wildfires, and protect Oregonians’ access to clean air and water.”

Tina Kotek:

“I’m so honored to have the support of Senator Wyden and Senator Merkley, two strong public servants who are out fighting for Oregonians every day in Washington, D.C. I am excited about the possibility of working with them as Oregon’s next Governor.”

To date, Tina Kotek has earned the endorsements of over 30 prominent organizations, including pro-choice, environmental, labor and civil rights organizations. Tina has also earned the support of over 60 state and local elected officials.
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