House District 20

House District 20  (Independence, Monmouth, Salem, West Salem)

Rep. Paul Evans (D) seeks to win a third term in the Legislature. He has no opposition from within his party. There are 2 Republican challengers:  Kevin S. Chambers  and Selma Pierce.

Rep. Evans voted on several key bills related to immigration during his years in the State Legislature, creating a record of favoring illegal immigration.  With other Democrats, he voted Yes on these bills:

2015 – SB 932, instate tuition for illegal aliens

2017 – SB 558, “Cover all kids,” a bill extending tax-paid health care to illegal alien children.    

           HB 3464, Privacy for illegal aliens, a bill which shields illegal aliens from questions about their immigration status.

          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.

2018 – HB 4111, the bill extending driver licenses to certain illegal aliens.

Only one of the 3 candidates replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey: Kevin S. Chambers, of Monmouth.  He replied Yes to all 3  OAAVEP questions: 

10.  Do you support the repeal of Oregon’s sanctuary state law?    Yes.  

23.  Do you support an Oregon Constitutional amendment to require proof of 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.

The other Republican candidate is Selma Pierce, wife of Dr. Bud Pierce who ran for Governor in 2016, losing to Kate Brown.

Here are the websites of candidates in the HD 20 primary election.  None of the websites includes discussion of current immigration issues.

Kevin Chambers (R) -

Selma Pierce (R) -

Paul Evans (D) -