It’s an election year!

Want to make sure Democrats win locally, win back congress in 2018, and win the presidency in 2020?

We need your help!

Of course, Greg Walden will be on the ballot. We’ll be ready. Meet Jaime McLeod-Skinner.

Oregon is also voting for governor in 2018 and Bend’s Knute Buehler is running for the Republicans. We need your help to keep Kate Brown and preserve the progress our state has made.

Deschutes County will see two of the most hotly contested races for the state legislature with no incumbents on the ballot in Bend or Redmond. Learn more about Eileen Kiely.

There will be several more state and local races on the ballot that we want you to be ready for too!

How can you prepare now?

Learn about the candidates right here on our website and follow them on social media.

Join a working group and help us be ready to get well-qualified candidates where they belong.

Be a neighborhood leader – get to know the folks in your area and get out the vote.

Check for events on our calendar where you can be involved.

Study up with our resources and find ways to engage more effectively.

And always come to our monthly meetings and bring a friend! When you do come, ask about becoming a precinct committee person.

If you're not sure where you can fit in, get in touch and we’d love to chat in person about the difference you can make!

Meet the candidates


Kate Brown

US Congress, OR-2

Jamie McLeod-Skinner

County Commission

The Deschutes County Commission is a rare elected position that is treated as a full time job - with pay! The position is critically vital to how we address issues like health care and growth.

Amy Lowes

for Position 1

James Cook

for Position 3

House District 53

House Districts covering parts of Deschutes County

Redmond, Sunriver, and the areas surrounding Bend - aka, "the donut"

This district had been held by Republican Gene Whisnant until his retirement this year. That said, it safely votes for senators Wyden and Merkley and even passed Measure 101 to protect the ACA!

A strong, capable candidate like Eileen will bring smart leadership to this growing and important district!

Eileen Kiely

House District 55

South County and a whole lot more

This is a huge district! It covers all of Crook and Lake Counties, southern Deschutes County, and stretches out to the outskirts of Medford.

Karen Rippberger

House District 59

Sisters and beyond

This district reaches to the Columbia River in the north, past Fossil in the east and is one of the larger districts in the state. Major cities include Sisters and Madras.

Darcy Long-Curtiss

City of Bend

Bend is electing a mayor!

Sally Russell

for Mayor

Gena Goodman-Campbell

for Position 5

Barb Campbell

for Position 6

City of Redmond

Jon Bullock

for City Council

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