State Representative

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Democrat (DEM)
Working Families (WFP)

  • Occupation: Union Representative

    Occupational Background: Labor Relations

    Educational Background: University of Oregon, M.A.; University of Massachusetts, B.A.

    Prior Governmental Experience: State Boards of Forestry, Watershed Enhancement, and Workforce Investment.


    Responding to the everyday needs of my constituents, I have fought for legislation that protects:


    I am bringing business and economic development to our district. Capital formation, workforce development and community investments are putting my constituents back to .


    Investing in education creates successful careers, competitive businesses and a strong economy. My advocacy for quality education earned us the “Education District” nickname.


    A clean and healthy environment is fundamental to Oregon’s economy and unique quality of life. That’s why I’ve fought to restore and enhance the Columbia River estuary, balance timber harvests, eliminate invasive species, enact renewable energy and low-carbon fuel standards, watershed protections and energy efficient buildings.

    Public Safety

    Our families and communities are safer because of my support for more state troopers, longer sentences for property, drug and violent crimes, additional circuit court justices and natural disaster victims.

    Health Care

    Most uninsured families are one medical crisis from bankruptcy. That’s why I pursued coverage for 115,000 Oregonians, cancer screenings and mental health.

    Government Accountability

    I have insisted our state tighten its belt, perform annual audits, place key expenditures, revenue and audit reports on its website, enhance contract accountability and create a rainy day fund.

    Consumer Advocacy

    I have tightened regulations on payday loans, dangerous products, fraudulent lending practices and housing and personal information storage/sharing. I have also expanded housing for senior, disabled and low-income Oregonians along with veterans’ assistance.

    Brad is proudly supported by:
    Oregon State Fire Fighters, Oregon Police, OLCV, Stand for Children, ORAFL-CIO, OrCouncil-Retired Citizens, Oregon Nurses Association, UFCW, Building Trades, Pacific Stainless, BRO-PAC, Tyack Dental, SEIU, National Electrical Contractors, IBEW48, Plumbers/Steamfitters#290, LEKTRO, Teevin Bros, Willis Van Dusen, OEA, Sierra Club, AFSCME, Dan Garrison, ILWU, Cheryl Young, Jon Englund, Diane Dillard, AWPPW, Jay Tappan

    (This information furnished by Brad Witt.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722