As a professional and entrepreneur, I appreciate how Chris finds a balance between the needs of business and their employees. It’s the kind of steady and dependable leadership that provides thoughtful certainty for organizations like mine to thrive.

Stephanie Nystrom

Business Owner, Nystrom Engineering

As a city councilor and frontline worker, I serve a diverse group, including some of our most vulnerable people. I support Chris because of his experience in law enforcement and as a community college educator means that he has a more holistic view of who and why people need his help.

Mario Palmero

Councillor, Gresham City Council

Chris has been a steady, dependable leader who fights for East County. This was especially true when Chris forged a remake of Oregon’s Strategic Investment Program, and he eliminated the unfair advantage the plan gave to West Metro. Chris’s efforts brought jobs and resources to East County.

Carla "kc" Hanson

Business Owner, Car's Touch

As a school board member, I’m glad East County has an educator and former police officer in the legislature. Chris has been there for schools from day one. He was a vocal supporter of the Student Success Act while also working to pass legislation to protect the civil rights of young people.

Amanda Orozco-Beach

Position 7, At-Large, Gresham-Barlow School Board


American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Oregon American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Oregon American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
East County Rising
Humane Society Legislative Fund
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48
Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA!)
The Mother PAC
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Northwest Labor Council
Oregon International Association of Fire Fighters (OR-IAFF)
Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV)
Oregon Nurses Association (ONA)
Oregon Education Association (OEA)
Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Planned Parenthood 
Safety and Justice PAC
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 49 and 503
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
Working Families Party

Carla “KC” Hanson, Owner of Car’s Touch
Amanda Orozco Beach, Gresham-Barlow School Board Position 7
Scott Harden, Wood Village Mayor
Darren Riordan, Fairview City Councilor
Ricki Ruiz, Reynolds School Board Member
Mario Palmero, Gresham City Councilor
Eddy Morales, Gresham City Councilor
Pat Delaquil
Brian Ettling, Climate Change Public Speaker, Writer & Organizer