House District 41

General Election – November 8, 2016
 Oregon House District 41, Milwaukie, SE Portland
There are only two candidates in this race, one Republican and one Democrat.  This is an open seat, formerly occupied by Kathleen Taylor, who is now running for Oregon Senate.
1.  The Republican Party candidate is Tim (Timothy) McMenamin, of Milwaukie.  By occupation, he is a self-employed pharmacist, with bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and microbiology from Oregon State University.  He is related to the McMenamin family of entrepreneurs known for restoring historic buildings for new business uses.
He replied to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project’s questionnaire which included these questions on immigration policy: 
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.  Absolutely Yes but then Salem would have to repeal the Motor-Voter Bill.”  
36. Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status?    “Yes.  Absolutely Yes. This should be the law in Oregon already.”   
42. How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering Oregon with them?     “A tough situation and one that pulls at your heart strings but first of all refugees need to have documentation of who they are by supplying a passport, government ID, etc. Without any documentation, unfortunately, I would not allow them refuge. This goes for the Cartel members as well. Then, once inside our country make sure they are assimilated and where they are supposed to be living.”
He also responded to the VoteSmart questionnaire for candidates, including this question: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?    Answer:  “Yes.”
He said “No” to this question:  Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Oregon high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
McMenamin’s campaign website is at
2.  The Democratic Party candidate is Karin Power, of Milwaukie.  She has also been nominated by the Independent Party (IPO).  Her filing paper with the Secretary of State shows her occupation as nonprofit environmental attorney, The Freshwater Trust.  She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Lewis & Clark Law School.
Her website has a section, Meet Karin, which contains a “Priorities” sub-section and this statement: “Progress for Equity and Equality.  As the first LGBT woman on Milwaukie City Council, Karin understands how important it is to make our government more accessible. In Salem, Karin will champion equitable policies, and work for equity - both for the Oregon we are today and the generations yet to come.”
No specific information was found about her views on immigration policy.  As of October 12, she had not responded to the Oregon Abigail Adams Voter Education Project survey or to the Vote Smart questionnaires, and nothing was found elsewhere on the internet about her positions on immigration policy.  One can assume that, if elected, she will follow Democratic Party leadership on immigration issues, i.e., benefits for illegal aliens and expanded immigration.
Power’s campaign website: