Category: US Representative, 3rd District

Candidates: US Representative, 3rd District

US Representative Overview:

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

  • Represent Oregonians from their district in US government
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All Candidates for US Representative, 3rd District:

US Representative, 3rd District

Earl Blumenauer* – Democrat, Working Families
Joanna Harbour – Republican
Alex C DiBlasi – Pacific Green Josh Solomon – Libertarian

*Means that candidate did not submit a statement to DRO for the Easy Voting Guide.

Joanna Harbour

Photo: Joanna HarbourRepublican

City where I live: Estacada

Skills: Self-employed entrepreneur, independent caregiver. Background: Attorney, business owner, office manager. Education: Willamette University College of Law, J.D.; Northwest Nazarene University, B.A., Political Science. Prior Governmental Experience: Branding Committee, Estacada

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: 3 people with Protect written underneath: a person in handcuffs, a policeperson with a hand extended against them, and another person on the other side of the police1. We need law and order. I oppose riots and looting. I’ll work to incentivize leaders to uphold laws. For safe communities there must be adequate funding for first responders. Accountability is also important, not just for law enforcement agencies, we need transparency on how tax payer money is spent.

Icon: US border containing a $ sign, with a chart showing highs and lows in the background2. A vital economy is necessary for our society. It is important to support small businesses and help them grow and expand. It is also important to help farms to be able to thrive in a changing market. I will fight for Oregon’s small businesses and farms, not huge out-of- state or foreign corporations.

Icon: a child in a dress, a tall man and a shorter person with a cane and a plus symbol3. It’s possible to cut costs of health insurance with more coverage options while protecting preexisting conditions. We cannot afford universal health care controlled by a government agency wielding excessive power to limit our medical options. We must have medical freedom.

Alex C DiBlasi

Image: no photo availablePacific Green

City where I live: Portland

Skills: Teacher, minister, activist, former journalist

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: the United States with a medical symbol in the center1. I support Medicare for All. Healthcare should be free for everyone. The cost of healthcare is forcing many Americans to choose between groceries and seeing the doctor. It should not be like this.

Icon: 2 people holding a briefcase with a dollar sign label, in front of an image of the United States2.  Universal Basic Income, or UBI, is a living wage provided for all people by the government. I believe Americans need monthly UBI payments of $2500 to help cover costs, especially during COVID.

Icon: image of the sun, a wind turbine, and apower/thunderbolt icon with grass beneath3.  The Green New Deal will help America shift its power supplies to sources that do not harm the planet. The GND will also create 20 million new jobs as we make this change, while also fixing our highways and creating nationwide transit.

Josh Solomon

Image: no photo availableLibertarian

City where I live: Portland

Skills: B.S. Chemistry, UC Santa Cruz, 2010. M.S. Applied Economics, UC Santa Cruz, 2011.

3 things I will do if I win:

Icon: the sun shines above forested land1. I will produce legislation to end the wars in Syria and Afghanistan. These wars are ultimately about resource exploitation as Syria has immense oil reserves and Afghanistan has the largest untapped lithium reserve in the world, worth over $1 trillion according to the USGS.

Icon: totem pole2. Inadequate land management practices have led to widespread destruc- tion from wild fires. Native Americans have been performing controlled burns for millenia prior to colonization. Controlled burns are necessary for forest health and will prevent uncontrolled wild fire damage.

Icon: nuclear power plant3. Climate models suggest that fission energy must become a dominant energy source in order to reduce the effects of anthropogenic climate change. I will support 4th generation thorium-based fission power generation. This technology is the safest form of fission energy.