Category: US Representative, 3rd District


Voters choose U.S. Representatives every 2 years. There are 5 U.S. Representatives from Oregon. You vote for 1 in your district.

  • Represent Oregonians from their district in U.S. government
  • Create U.S. laws
  • Vote on U.S. laws and budget

US Representative, 3rd District
Charles Rand Barnett* – Democrat
Earl Blumenauer* – Democrat
David W Walker* – Independent
Ben Lavine – Democrat
Eric Hafner – Democrat
Marc W Koller* – Independent

*Means that candidate chose not to submit a voting guide statement.

Ben Lavine – Democrat

Photo:  Ben Lavine smiles and looks at the cameraCity where I live: Portland
Skills: Degree from Portland State University. I have worked with various local campaigns, and I am passionate about working for progressive reforms.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A picture of the Statue of Liberty. 1. Reducing the immoral level of wealth inequality in the US. The richest 1% have incredible wealth, while the working people struggle.
Icon: People sitting at a long meeting table, with an X over them, and the label "Greed." 2. Enacting Congressional term limits. Our leaders pay more attention to the wishes of their donors, instead of the wishes of the voters.
Icon: The US with a medical cross 3.Implementing Medicare for All. Nobody should be cursed with a lifetime of debt, just because they got sick.

Eric Hafner – Democrat

City where I live: Toms River, NJ
Skills: I have worked as a labor union organizer, criminal defense consultant, advisor to foreign diplomats, hotel manager, and advised a town on medical marijuana. I am also a Rastafari Ordained Minister. My skills make it easy to help people.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A marijuana leaf with the word Rx on it1. Marijuana helps sick people. It should be legal for everyone. Pot is good. I use medical marijuana for my own health.


Icon: A woman, Caption: Pro Choice2. Women should have the right to abortion. The government must respect women and LGBT people as equal human beings with rights.


Icon: Three people hold hands. One is wearing pants, one is wearing a skirt, and one is using a wheelchair. The label reads "Civil Rights."3. Everyone needs civil rights. We need better civil rights laws to help protect people with disabilities and raise the cash amount paid for SSI and SSDI payments, while making the application process faster and more friendly to people.