House District 51

General Election, November 8, 2016
Oregon House District 51 – SE Portland, Clackamas, Damascus, Boring, Estacada, Carver, Springwater, Clarkes, Viola, Beavercreek, Fishers Mill, Logan, Redland, Outlook
There are only two candidates in this race, one Democrat and one Republican.  This election will  fill the open seat formerly occupied by Shemia Fagan (D) who did not run again.
1.  Lorie Chavez-DeReamer, of Happy Valley, Republican candidate.    
She has been Mayor of Happy Valley since 2010.  She had previously served on the City Council there from 2004-2010. She has a long record of community and civic service.  She graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a degree in business administration and management.  See her biography here.
Her long list of endorsements includes the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriff's Association PAC, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, several Mayors from neighboring and other nearby towns.
She did not reply to the OAAVEP survey, but it is likely she will support the 2016 Oregon Republican Party platform which includes strong immigration policy positions stated in the section on “Immigration and the Rule of Law,” pages 25 and 26 of the document here.
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2.  Janelle Bynum, of Happy Valley, Democratic Party candidate. 
She is a small business owner who earlier worked as a steering systems engineer at General Motors.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and a master’s degree in business from the University of Michigan.
The “Meet Janelle” section of her website gives a brief general description of her priorities. Her long list of endorsements includes organizations from the education field, unions of government employees, firefighters, and miscellaneous political groups.
She did not reply to the OAAVEP survey, and no mention of immigration was found on her website.  It can be assumed she will follow the Democratic Party’s leadership on this subject, which calls for benefits to illegal aliens, expanded immigration, and loose voting regulation.