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OEA-PAC Endorsements & Recommendations

Every two years, OEA-PAC members come together from across the state to make endorsements and recommendations for candidates seeking higher office.
OEA-PAC members canvass for pro-public education

2024 OEA-PAC Endorsements & Recommendations


Educators from across the state joined together in Eugene to participate in the Oregon Education Association’s Political Action Committee (OEA-PAC) convention. Delegates heard directly from candidates running for state and federal office, engaged with candidates during question-and-answer forums, and voted to make endorsements. Over the two-day event, OEA members made the following endorsements:

2024 Statewide Endorsements

Oregon Secretary of State: Tobias Read
Oregon Treasurer: Elizabeth Steiner
Oregon Attorney General: Dan Rayfield

In Oregon’s federal races, the OEA-PAC makes recommendations that are forwarded to NEA’s PAC Council, the exclusive endorsing body for federal candidates seeking the endorsement of Oregon’s educators. Recommendations do not constitute endorsements. NEA’s PAC Council will convene in the final week of April to deliberate and make final endorsement decisions for federal candidates. 

2024 Federal Recommendations

Congressional District 1: Suzanne Bonamici
Congressional District 3: Eddy Morales
Congressional District 4: Val Hoyle
Congressional District 5: Jamie McLeod-Skinner
Congressional District 6: Andrea Salinas
OEA President Reed Scott-Schwalbach stands smiling at a rally with a megaphone.
Every Oregon student deserves a world class education that provides them with the necessary skills and information they will need to go out into the world and thrive. That’s why it’s so important to have public education champions running, and winning, up and down the ballot this November.
Quote by: Reed Scott-Schwalbach, OEA President

About OEA-PAC Endorsements

The OEA-PAC endorsement and recommendation process is entirely member-driven, and any candidate running for a statewide or federal office has the opportunity to pursue an endorsement or recommendation. Candidates seeking an endorsement or recommendation from OEA-PAC engage with members in a number of ways, including the completion of a candidate questionnaire, speaking with OEA-PAC delegates directly in the weeks leading up to the convention, and participating in a live question and answer session during the convention.

Candidates earn the endorsement or recommendation of the OEA-PAC when they earn the majority vote of convention delegates. Any OEA member who has donated at least $5.00 to the OEA-PAC in a given election cycle may participate as a convention delegate.

Every OEA member who contributes to the OEA-PAC does so voluntarily. OEA does not use member dues for direct candidate support.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).