House District 09

House District 9 (Coos Bay)

There are 3 candidates in this race:  2 Democrats and 1 Republican.  The incumbent Representative, Caddy McKeown (D) seeks reelection; her opponent in the primary is Mark Daily (D).  The Republican candidate is Teri Grier.

Teri Grier, of North Bend, Republican candidate, had extensive experience in political work in Arizona and Washington DC before coming several years ago to Oregon. 

In 2016, she replied to these questions related to immigration from the 2016 Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project’s survey:

19. Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies?  Yes.                      

22. Do you support a constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon?  Yes.

36. Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?  Yes.

She did not reply to the 2018 OAAVEP questionnaire.  In the Issues section of her campaign website for the 2018 primary, she includes this paragraph which refers to Oregon’s sanctuary law: 


The Oregon Legislature recently voted to reduce the punishment for the possession of hard drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. On top of that, lawmakers reduced penalties for invasion of privacy crimes like property and identity theft. And to make matters even worse, Portland politicians led an effort to expand the state’s sanctuary state immigration policy.

As your voice in Salem, I’ll stand up for South Coast families by rejecting policies that put the safety and security of our communities at risk. Protecting our children and families will always be a priority for me.

Incumbent Rep. Caddy (Catherine) McKeown, of Coos Bay, is the nominee of the Democratic Party.  She was first elected in November 2012 and is now running for a 4th term in the Legislature.  Her voting record there follows that of the Democratic Party leadership which favors benefits for illegal aliens and lax enforcement of the immigration laws.

In 2018, she voted for HB 4111 giving driver licenses to a group of illegal aliens, in disregard for the citizens’ verdict in the 2014 Referendum rejecting driver licenses for illegal aliens. 

In 2017, she voted for HB 3464, the Privacy for illegal aliens bill which shields illegal aliens from questions about their immigration status.  Also she voted Yes in favor of SB 229, “relating to elections,” a bill which changed the process for initiatives enabling the Legislature to control the timing of the initiative, the ballot title and other features that take power away from voters and centralize it in the hands of legislative leadership.  Further, she voted for SB 558, “Cover All Kids,” a bill extending tax-paid medical care coverage to children brought into the country illegally by their parents

In 2015 she voted for SB 932, which gave Oregon Opportunity Grants to illegal aliens.  American citizens will now have to compete against illegal aliens for the limited Oregon State Opportunity Grants for college tuition assistance.  In the same session, she also voted for House Bill 2177, which requires mandatory voter registration. Because of the passage of this bill, the state will use drivers’ license data to automatically register voters, making it much more likely that illegal aliens will be voting. 

Earlier, in 2013, she voted in favor of SB 833, granting driver licenses to illegal aliens, and in favor of HB 2787, granting instate tuition to illegal aliens.  In 2014 he voted in favor of HB 4054 which would have rewritten the ballot title for the Referendum on SB 833 to mislead voters about the Referendum.  Fortunately, HB 4054 aroused such wide opposition throughout the state that the Senate dropped consideration of the bill, and it did not pass.  Thus, the Referendum on which OFIR worked so hard kept its understandable ballot title, and SB 833, the bill giving driver licenses to illegal aliens was overturned by voters, despite efforts led by Democrats in the House and supported by Rep. McKeown, to thwart the Referendum.

Websites of the three candidates:

Mark Daily (D) -  No other website was found for Mr. Daily.  He did not reply to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey.  His views on immigration are unknown.

Teri Grier (R) -

Caddy McKeown (D)