Category: US Senator

Candidates

Voters choose U.S. Senators every 6 years. There are 2 U.S. Senators from Oregon.

  • Represent Oregonians in U.S. government
  • Create U.S. laws
  • Vote on U.S. laws and budget
  • Oversee U.S. government

Steven C Reynolds* – Independent
Ron Wyden – Democrat
Mark Callahan – Republican
Eric Navickas* – Pacific Green, Progressive
Jim Lindsay* – Libertarian
Shanti S Lewallen – Working Families

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

Ron Wyden – Democrat

Photo: Ron WydenCity where I live: Portland
Skills: Work Background: Director, Oregon Legal Services for the Elderly; Co-founder, Oregon Gray Panthers

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A person using a wheelchair, and a person wearing a skirt and using a cane, with the label "Senior Rights."1. Social Security & Medicare: These are vital programs to millions of Americans and I will continue to protect them.

Icon: A diploma, a graduation cap and a book, with the label "College."2. Education: Families are struggling to send their children to college. We must lower student interest rates and make community college tuition-free.

Icon: A small person or child, a person wearing pants, and a person using a cane, with a medical cross above them.3.Families: Nobody who works full time should live in poverty. We must raise the minimum wage and secure paid family leave.

Mark Callahan – Republican

Photo: Mark CallahanCity where I live: Portland
Skills: Occupation: IT Professional: 15 years IT industry consulting/permanent positions.
Education: B.S. Business Admin. / MIS, Pre-Law Minor OSU – Corvallis, OR; MCP, MCSE Training Program,The Computer Institute, Rockville, MD

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A person uses a shovel while another person sits working at a computer. The label reads "Jobs."1. Limit the size of government; Reduce taxes; help business start and grow.

 

Icon: The US Capitol Building with a dollar sign on it and the label "Limit."2. Support a Balanced Budget Amendment; Reduce the debt; reduce the size and scope of the IRS

 

Photo: A military plane, cannon and guns, with the word "Support" below them.3. Support our veterans; Support our military; Make sure they get all the help they need;

Shanti S Lewallen – Working Families

Photo: Shanti S LewallenCity where I live: Portland
Skills: Husband; Father; Lawyer representing workers and injured parties; Registered Longshoreman; Small business owner; Former general contractor/residential. Graduate of Colorado College and Lewis and Clark Law School.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A person uses a shovel while another person sits working at a computer. The label reads "Jobs."1. Fair Trade Policy: Create family-wage jobs by renegotiating NAFTA and other unfair trade agreements that are shipping our jobs overseas. Stop the TPP and other unfair trade agreements that threaten American workers, consumers and the environment.

Icon: A picture of the USA, with a physician symbol on it.2. Universal Healthcare: Make high quality healthcare available to all Americans through a single-payer health care system that cuts out the for-profit insurance company middlemen and makes sure pharmaceutical and healthcare conglomerates stop gouging.

Icon: The US Capitol Building with a dollar sign on it and the label "Limit."3. Campaign Finance Reform: Reverse Citizens United with a constitutional amendment designed to empower voters who have been drowned out by unlimited contributions to political campaigns.