Jaffer Welcomes Pacific Green Party’s Cross-Nomination for Oregon House District 23
Independence, OR – June 8, 2018 – Today, Democrat Danny Jaffer released the following statement in response to receiving the Pacific Green Party’s cross-nomination for Oregon House District 23:
“Willamette Valley residents and Oregonians from all backgrounds are coming together to reject the divisive extremism that our current State Representative has exhibited during his time in the legislature,” said Jaffer. “Whether we’re Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Greens, or non-affiliated, we all want the same things: clean air and water for our open spaces and for our farms, forests, and vineyards; quality affordable health care for all Oregonians; and inclusive democracy so that voters, not deep-pocketed special interests, hold power in state government. I look forward to working with Pacific Green Party members and a broad coalition of Oregonians to change the way business gets done in Salem,” Jaffer added.
“Danny Jaffer received the Pacific Green Party’s cross-nomination because he stands for responsible stewardship of Oregon’s natural-resource economy and health care for all Oregonians, and for getting big-money special interests out of our politics,” said Charles Newlin, co-chair of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon. “We are proud to have Danny Jaffer as our nominee for House District 23,” Newlin added.
“I am endorsing Danny Jaffer for House District 23 because he promises to put the interests of the people of Oregon above that of corporations,” said Alex Polikoff, the Pacific Green Party’s nominee for House District 23 in 2012, 2014, and 2016. “I look forward to working with Danny on legislation that brings universal, accessible and affordable health care to Oregon as well as election and campaign finance reform that promotes democracy in our state,” Polikoff added.
Jaffer has also received the endorsement of Republican Kris Morse Bledsoe, who received 25.93% of the vote in the GOP primary on May 15. Jaffer will face incumbent state Rep. Mike Nearman (R – Independence) in the general election on November 6.