House District 18

House District 18 (Silverton, Aurora, Molalla, Mt. Angel, Sublimity)

In the May primary, there are 3 candidates in House District 18.

Doug L. Culver (D) faces Barry Shapiro (D) for the Democratic Party’s nomination.  Culver replied to questions in the OAAVEP survey.  Shapiro did not.  Here are Culver’s answers:

10. Do you support the repeal of Oregon's sanctuary state law?   No.

23.  Do you support an Oregon Constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon?  Yes.

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

Culver maintains a Facebook page for his campaign at:

The Republican Party candidate, incumbent Rep. Rick Lewis, has no opposition.  He was appointed to the position in Feb. 2017 after the resignation of Rep. Vic Gilliam, and now seeks election. The biography on his Legislative website says:

Prior to joining the legislature, Lewis served as the Mayor of Silverton and as the Chief of Police for Silverton.

Rep. Lewis is a life member of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and served as the organization's President in 1991. In 2005, he took a six month leave of absence from the Silverton Police Department to teach the Executive Leadership Program for the Iraqi Police leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After spending three years in the United States Army and two years in the Wyoming National Guard, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.

While in the Legislature in 2018 he voted No on HB 4111 the bill extending driving licenses to certain illegal aliens.   In 2017 he voted No on SB 558, “Cover All Kids,” a bill extending Medicaid coverage to children brought into the country illegally by their parents, and No on HB 3464, the Privacy for illegal aliens bill which shields illegal aliens from questions about their immigration status. He also voted No on 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.