Endorsements

Newspaper Endorsements:

Willamette Week: “Deborah Kafoury has been a steady hand at Multnomah County, consistent but not bold, plugging away at housing and providing services for the homeless.”

The Oregonian: “In four years as Multnomah County Chair, Deborah Kafoury accomplished several long overdue projects that had stymied those who’d previously held the office.”

The Skanner“…Kafoury is capable of leading a progressive agenda, and running a cohesive operation.”

  • Kimberly Howard
    "I support Deborah because of her leadership in rapid rehousing efforts, increased funding for early childhood education, out of school time and mentoring programs for our children."
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    Kimberly Howard
    Portland, OR
  • Angela Uherbelau
    "I support Deborah because she's a tireless, fearless champion for Multnomah County and all of us in it."
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    Angela Uherbelau
    Portland, OR
  • Lisa Schroeder
    "[Deborah] is competent and capable."
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    Lisa Schroeder
    Chef/Owner, Mother's Bistro & Bar
    Portland, OR
  • Charles S. Ramsay
    "She is one of the most wonderful and highly ethical people I have ever known."
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    Charles S. Ramsay
    Portland, OR
  • Rob Wagner
    "She is one of the most dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable public servants I've ever met in my life."
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    Rob Wagner
    Portland Community College
    Lake Oswego, OR
  • Amy Anderson
    "What she can fix, she does. I support her all the way."
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    Amy Anderson
    Volunteer Chaplain, MCDC
    Portland, OR
  • Diane Rosenbaum
    "Deborah is a tireless and effective advocate for the needs of Multnomah County."
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    Diane Rosenbaum
    Former Senator, Oregon's 21st District
    Portland, OR
  • Byron Beck
    "Deborah is a leader for our county and our state."
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    Byron Beck
    Portland, OR
  • Ruth Wikler-Luker
    "She focuses on pressing issues, listens to constituents, is not afraid to make bold investments in moving our community forward, and has just the right priorities."
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    Ruth Wikler-Luker
    Portland, OR
  • Pat McCormick
    "Deborah is capable, compassionate and courageous – one of Oregon's best elected leaders."
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    Pat McCormick
    Partner, AM:PM PR
    Portland, OR
  • Dave Robertson
    "She isn't afraid to reach out to all types of people to build consensus and tackle the tough problems of our time."
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    Dave Robertson
    Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Resiliency
    Portland, OR

Organizations

AFSCME Local 88, Multnomah County Public Employees Union
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Asian American Coalition
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Basic Rights Oregon
Columbia Pacific Building Trades & Construction
IBEW Local 48
Ironworkers Local 29
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
National Organization for Women (NOW), Greater Portland
Northwest Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV)
Oregon Nurses Association
Portland Business Alliance
Portland Metro Association of Firefighters, IAFF 43
SEIU Locals 49 & 503
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), Columbia Chapter
Oregon Mental Health Consumers Association
Working Families Party of Oregon
United Assn. of Plumbers-Steamfitters & Marine Fitters, UA 290
United Food & Commercial Workers, UFCW Local 555

Elected Officials

Former Governor Barbara Roberts
Former Congressman Les AuCoin
Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran
Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann
Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson
Multnomah County Sheriff Michael Reese
Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick
Mayor of Wood Village Tim Clark
Mayor of Fairview Ted Tosterud
Former County Commissioner Gary Hansen
Wood Village City Council President T. Scott Harden
Gresham City Councilor David Widmark
State Senator Kathleen Taylor
Former State Senator Jane Cease
State Representative Margaret Doherty
State Representative Rob Nosse
State Representative Carla Piluso
Former State Senator Diane Rosenbaum
Former State Representative Carolyn Tomei
State Senator Rob Wagner

Community Supporters

Hanisi Accetta, Portland, OR
Jill Ahlstrand, Portland, OR
Vaune Albanese, Portland, OR
Roger Alfred, Portland, OR
Jane Melville Ames, Portland, OR
Stan Amy, Portland, OR
Valerie Anderson, Portland, OR
Amy Anderson, Portland, OR
Don Arambula, Portland, OR
Diane Avenoso, Portland, OR
Don Baack, Portland, OR
Jeff Bachrach, Portland, OR
Mike Baker, Portland, OR
Cindy Banzer, Portland, OR
David Barenberg, Portland, OR
Lester Baskin, Portland, OR
Bill Bates, Brookings, OR
Maile Baures, Portland, OR
Margaret Bax, Portland, OR
Richard Bayer, Portland, OR
Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Portland, OR
Byron Beck, Portland, OR
Stephanie Beckman, Portland, OR
Charlotte R Beeman, Portland, OR
Rachel Belcher, Portland, OR
Allison & Bob Belcher, Portland, OR
Richard Benner, Portland, OR
Betsy Bergstein, Portland, OR
Steven Berman, Portland, OR
Tony Bernal, Milwaukie, OR
Kelly Betteridge, Portland, OR
Doreen Binder, Portland, OR
John Bishop, Portland, OR
Bowen Blair, Portland, OR
Beth Blenz-Clucas, Portland, OR
Susan Sokol Blosser, Dayton, OR
Virginia Blosser, Portland, OR
William Blosser, Portland, OR
Chris Bonner, Portland, OR
Adrienne Boxer, Portland, OR
Matthew Braun, Portland, OR
Lois Bronfman, Portland, OR
Ann Brown, West Linn, OR
Vahid Brown, Portland, OR
Thomas Bruner, Portland, OR
Wendy Buchanan, Portland, OR
Ronald A. Buel, Portland, OR
Cormac Burke, Portland, OR
Jenn Burleton, Portland, OR
Cecily M. Caceu, Portland, OR
Mellani Calvin, Portland, OR
Andree Cannon-Fleming, Portland, OR
Brent Canode, Portland, OR
Doug & Liz Capps, Portland, OR
Leslie Carlson, Portland, OR
Mary Carroll, Portland, OR
Beth Caruso, Portland, OR
Melanie Chadderdon, Portland, OR
Hubert Chan, Portland, OR
Christine Chin Ryan, Portland, OR
Kari Chisholm, Portland, OR
Joe Cissna, Portland, OR
Sandra Clark, Portland, OR
Olivia Clark, Portland, OR
Katherine Clem, Portland, OR
Jean Cline, Portland, OR
Marshall Coba, Salem, OR
Thomas E. Cody, Portland, OR
Elaine Cogan, Portland, OR
Jonathan Cogan, Portland, OR
Gary Conkling, Portland, OR
Carole W Connell, Portland, OR
Sonja L. Connor, Portland, OR
S.W. Conser, Portland, OR
Ted J. Coonfield, Portland, OR
Laura Core, Portland, OR
Charles Corrigan, Portland, OR
Barbara Council, Portland, OR
Bill Crane, Portland, OR
Elizabeth E. Crane, Portland, OR
Liz Smith Currie, Portland, OR
Colleen Keenan D’Arcy, Portland, OR
Mary Davis, Portland, OR
Patricia de Garmo, Portland, OR
Maria Rojo de Steffey, Sherwood, OR
Grayson Dempsey, Portland, OR
Gun Denhart, Portland, OR
Michelle Deparrie, Portland, OR
Barbara Diaz, Gresham, OR
Jacqueline Dingfelder, Portland, OR
Terrence M. Dolan, Oak Grove, OR
Dana Eaton, Portland, OR
Cameron L. Edens, Portland, OR
Mark Edlen, Portland, OR
Donald Eggleston, Portland, OR
Jill Eiland, Portland, OR
Heather McEvoy Eldon, Portland, OR
Cheryl Ellis, Portland, OR
Kurt Engelstad, Gresham, OR
James C. Engelstad, Portland, OR
Kaye Jean Exo, Portland, OR
Karl Eysenbach, Eugene, OR
Bill Failing, Portland, OR
Moe Farhoud, Portland, OR
Matthew Farley, Portland, OR
Caroline Fenn, Portland, OR
Pietro Ferrari, Portland, OR
Casey Filice, Portland, OR
Jamie Finn, Portland, OR
Kevin Fitts, Portland, OR
Deane Funk, Portland, OR
James A. Gaudino, Portland, OR
Erna Gelles, Portland, OR
Lisa Gill, Portland, OR
Anna Goldrich, Portland, OR
Harold Goldstein, Portland, OR
Mike Golub, Portland, OR
Stephen Gomez, Portland, OR
Rod Graham, Portland, OR
Kamron Graham, Portland, OR
Travis Graves, Portland, OR
Ashbel S. Green, Portland, OR
Michael Greenfield, Portland, OR
Mark Greenfield, Sauvie Island, OR
Sonja Grove, Portland, OR
Lynda grow, Milwaukie, OR
Susan Hammer, Portland, OR
Michael Hanna, Portland, OR
Monica Harding, Portland, OR
Jesse Hargus, Portland, OR
Margie Harris, Portland, OR
William Hart, Portland, OR
Elon Hasson, Portland, OR
Kenneth Hayes, Portland, OR
Joe Healy, Portland, OR
Drew Henrie-McWilliams, Portland, OR
Jane Hill, Pendleton, OR
Amy Hojnowski, Portland, OR
Donna L. Holmes, Portland, OR
Dwight Holton , Portland, OR
Kimberly Howard, Portland, OR
Kris Hudson, Portland, OR
Andrea Hungerford, Oregon City, OR
Kay Hutchinson, Portland, OR
Jose Ibarra, Gresham, OR
Tom Imeson, Portland, OR
Ellsworth P. Ingraham (Gunner), Portland, OR
Megan Ives, Portland, OR
Michole Jensen, Portland, OR
Dennis Johnson, Portland, OR
Bob Joondeph, Portland, OR
David Judd, Portland, OR
David Kafoury, Portland, OR
Jason Kafoury, Portland, OR
Suzanne Kafoury-Henderson, South Beach, OR
Thomas Karwaki, Portland, OR
Leslie Kay, Portland, OR
Gordon Keane, Portland, OR
Julie Keefe, Portland, OR
Jessica Hamilton Keys, Portland, OR
David Kish, Portland, OR
Beth Kluender, Portland, OR
Tim Knight, Portland, OR
Morley M. Knoll, Portland, OR
Lynn Knox, Portland, OR
Dennise M. Kowalczyk, Portland, OR
Brian Krieg, Portland, OR
Ted Kulongoski, Portland, OR
Jim Labbe, Portland, OR
Deanna Laidler, Portland, OR
Adam Lane, Portland, OR
Matthew Lashua, Portland, OR
Thomas M. Lauderdale, Portland, OR
Randy Lauer, Portland, OR
Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
Mads Ledet, Gresham, OR
Louis K.C. Lee, Portland, OR
Mike Lehman, Coos Bay, OR
Paul K. Leung, Portland, OR
Kenneth Lewis, Portland, OR
Kathleen Lewis, Portland, OR
Christine Lewis, West Linn, OR
Robert Liberty, Portland, OR
Michael Douglas Lindberg, Portland, OR
Adrienne Livingston, Happy Valley, OR
Mark A. Long, Portland, OR
Ken Love, Portland, OR
Marilyn Lucas, Portland, OR
Shelley Lucas, Portland, OR
Penelope Luedtke, Portland, OR
Heather Lyons, Portland, OR
Carter MacNichol, Portland, OR
Stephen L. Madkour, Oregon City, OR
Drew Mahalic, Portland, OR
Jim Mark, Portland, OR
Doug Marker, Portland, OR
Bill Marlett, Bend, OR
Rosanne Marmor, Portland, OR
Erin Marquiss, Portland, OR
Angela Martin, Portland, OR
Michael Donovan Mason, Portland, OR
Andrew Mason, Portland, OR
Annette L. Mattson, Portland, OR
Jason Matusow, Portland, OR
Jen Maxwell-Muir, Portland, OR
Carol Mayer-Reed, Portland, OR
Dave Mazza, Portland, OR
Mary Louise McClintovk, Portland, OR
Pat McCormick, Portland, OR
Joe McCray, Sauvie Island, OR
Dee McCray, Portland, OR
Robert McCullough, Portland, OR
Mary Kyle McCurdy, Portland, OR
Joe McFerrin II
Charles McGee, Portland, OR
Shawn Menashe, Portland, OR
Josie G. Mendoza, Lake Oswego, OR
Victor Merced, Rogue River, OR
Sharon Palumbo Meyer, Portland, OR
Tuck Meyers, Portland, OR
Andy Miller, Portland, OR
John C. Miller, Portland, OR
Caroline Miller, Portland, OR
Hayden Miller, Portland, OR
John Mitchell, Portland, OR
Rian Moore, Portland, OR
Judy Moore, Portland, OR
Everice Moro, Portland, OR
Rachael Mortensen, Tigard, OR
David Nebel, Estacada, OR
Mr. Gloria Ngezaho, Portland, OR
Walter A. Nichols, Portland, OR
Mary Nichols, Portland, OR
George T. Nicola, Portland, OR
Margaret J. Nightingale, Portland, OR
Greg O’Leary, Portland, OR
Douglas L. Obletz, Portland, OR
Sherry Oeser, Portland, OR
Kathy Oliver, Portland, OR
Phyllis & Warren Oster, Portland, OR
Jo Ostgarden, Portland, OR
Chris Otis, Portland, OR
Dave Otte, Portland, OR
Peter Ozanne, Portland, OR
Sheila Pastore, Portland, OR
Katie Pearmine, Portland, OR
Edwin Perry, Portland, OR
Kristie Perry, Portland, OR
Lynn Peterson, Lake Oswego, OR
Mary Peveto, Portland, OR
Christopher Pierce, Portland, OR
Rachel Post, Portland, OR
Mac Prichard, Portland, OR
Tracy Prince, Portland, OR
Charles S. Ramsay, Portland, OR
Ken Ray, Portland, OR
Bonnie Reagan, Portland, OR
Gary Lee Reddick, Portland, OR
Roby Roberts, Portland, OR
Dave Robertson, Portland, OR
Curtis Robinhold, Portland, OR
Rich Rodgers, Portland, OR
Mitch Rofsky, Portland, OR
Charese Rohny, Portland, OR
Eldon Wayne Rollins, Coquille, OR
Mary Rose, Portland, OR
Steven Rosenbaum, Portland, OR
Kelly Ross, Portland, OR
Bonnie Ross, Monmouth, OR
Carmen Rubio
Steve Rudman, Portland, OR
Dennis James Sagun Parker, Portland, OR
Todd Sauer, Portland, OR
Emily Schelling, Portland, OR
Lisa Schroeder, Portland, OR
Bill Scott, Portland, OR
Ethan Seltaer, Portland, OR
Chuck Sheketoff, Silverton, OR
Holly Inouye Shilling, Portland, OR
Judy Shiprack, Portland, OR
Noah Siegel, Portland, OR
Monica Sievertsen, Portland, OR
Marynell Simkoff, Portland, OR
Rosemary Sloop, Portland, OR
Jim Smith, Portland, OR
Bob Smith, Portland, OR
Chris Smith, Portland, OR
Stephanie Soden, Portland, OR
Shayne Soentpiet, Canby, OR
Bob Speltz, Portland, OR
Janie Spurgeon, Portland, OR
Anne W Squier, Portland, OR
Colin Stacey, Portland, OR
Doug Stamm, Portland, OR
Kari Stanley, Portland, OR
Mary Stewart, Portland, OR
Bob Stoll, Portland, OR
Carol Stone, Portland, OR
Sondra Storm, Portland, OR
Carol Streeter, Portland, OR
Mark Sturbois, Portland, OR
Geoff Sugerman, Silverton, OR
Dana Sullivan, Portland, OR
Kathleen M. Sullivan, Portland, OR
Artur Sultanov, Portland, OR
Diane Sykes, Portland, OR
Seth Tane, Portland, OR
Sally Tapanen, Portland, OR
Mariah Anne Taylor, Portland, OR
Kathie Eastman Tell, Portland, OR
Jay Thiemeyer, Portland, OR
Rick Till, Portland, OR
Raffaele Timarchi, Portland, OR
Laura Torgerson, Portland, OR
John Trinh, Tigard, OR
Guy Michael Trombley, Portland, OR
Jason Trombley, Portland, OR
David Tully, Portland, OR
Angela Uherbelau, Portland, OR
Jon Ulsh, Portland, OR
Dayna Underhill, Portland, OR
Vera Vacek, Portland, OR
Melody E. Valdini, Portland, OR
Amanda Valley, Portland, OR
Daniel Valliere, Portland, OR
Stephanie Vardavas, Portland, OR
Christine Vernier, Portland, OR
Harriette Vimegnon, Portland, OR
Ingrid van Waardenburg, Portland, OR
Victoria Waldrep, Portland, OR
Millidge Penderell Walker, Portland, OR
Emerald Bogue Walker, Portland, OR
George Wall, Portland, OR
Joseph Walsh, Portland, OR
Kathleen D. Walsh, Sisters, OR
Daniel Wasil, Portland, OR
Kathleen Holly Waud, Portland, OR
Linda Weick, Portland, OR
Lee S Weinstein, The Dalles, OR
Bobby Weinstock, Portland, OR
Pat Sandler Welch, Portland, OR
Robyn Welch, Portland, OR
Doug Wells, Portland, OR
Ruth Wikler-Luker, Portland, OR
Dennis J. Wilde, Lake Oswego, OR
Steve Wilkinson, Portland, OR
Barbara Willer, Portland, OR
Charles R. Williamson, Portland, OR
Julie A. Williamson, Portland, OR
Sherry Willmschen, Portland, OR
Greg Winterowd, Portland, OR
Gary Withers, Portland, OR
Katherine Wolk-Stanley, Portland, OR
Daniel Wood, Portland, OR
Sharon Wood Wortman, Brightwood, OR
Leila Wrathall, Portland, OR
Stephen S Ying, Portland, OR
Julie Young, Portland, OR
Additional Supporters
Jenn Adams, Bozeman, MT
Grant Couch, Washington, DC
Lawrence O. Picus, Los Angeles, CA
Aaron Rabiroff, Redwood City, CA
Aaron Ridings, Washington, DC
Alice Schaffer Smith, Palo Alto, CA
Roger Steiner, Seattle, WA
George L. Vogt, Greensboro, GA