Oregon Legislature House District 23

October 21, 2014
The major party candidates in House District 23 are Mike Nearman (R), of Independence, and Wanda Davis (D) of Dallas.
MIKE NEARMAN maintains a campaign website at http://nearmanfororegon.com/
giving information on his background and beliefs.  He is a software engineer by occupation.  He replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project’s candidate questionnaire, which included these questions on immigration:
15.  Do you support AUTOMATICALLY registering people to vote using DMV data?  NO
17.  Do you support requiring proof of eligibility when registering to vote?  YES
32.  Do you support mandating all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?  YES 
He has attended meetings of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, participated in its activities, and helped in the campaign for a NO vote on SB 33.  He serves on the OFIR Board.
Mr. Nearman won the primary election over a long-term incumbent showing that concerned voters respond to his ideas, enthusiasm, and energy.
WANDA DAVIS did not reply to the OAAVEP questionnaire.  There is some information about her in this Polk County Itemizer article of Oct. 14, as well as other candidates in the race.
Her campaign website, at http://wandadavis4oregonhouse23.nationbuilder.com/, gives her background and lists supporting organizations.  These include:  United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555, Service Employees International Union Local 503, and Oregon AFSCME Council 75.  All of these organizations are large contributors to the YES on Oregon Safe Roads PAC, the main group campaigning to give driver cards to illegal aliens.  The SEIU Local 503 alone has given $100,000 to the campaign to accommodate illegal aliens and their employers.
Since Ms. Davis has not addressed immigration issues, and in view of the organizations supporting her candidacy, it can reasonably be expected she will follow the Democratic Party’s leadership, meaning she will vote for more benefits to illegal aliens, amnesties, and lax to no enforcement of the immigration laws.