State Representative


OCCUPATION: Project Coordinator, GO RAIL!

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Government Relations; Public Relations; Educational Research.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.A., Whitman College; Grant High School; Fernwood Middle School; Irvington Elementary School.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Aide to Congressman Les AuCoin, Washington D.C.

The Choice for our Community

Making a difference isn't just something Deborah Kafoury does, it's who she is. Deborah has worked at every level to make our neighborhoods a better place to live, work and raise our families. Here are just some examples of what she's done and what she stands for:

Helping Our Schools

Worked to pass the 1995 school bond for computers and building repairs.

Volunteer with the SMART program at Vernon Elementary School.

Will fight for funding that will stop cuts to Portland Public Schools.

Safer Neighborhoods

Helping women and children escape domestic violence as volunteer at Raphael House.

Supports increased crime prevention by early intervention with at-risk youth.

More effective alternative sanctions for property crimes.

A Stronger Community

Board Member of Transition Projects, giving support services to the homeless.

Will work to create affordable housing to rent and own in North/Northeast Portland.

Supports equal rights for ALL Oregonians.

Support from the Entire Community

Amalgamated Transit Union; Oregon Black Political Convention; EMILY's List; Oregonians Against Gun Violence; Oregon State Police Officer's Association; Oregon Women's Political Caucus; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Right to Pride; Oregon Nurses Association; Portland Association of Teachers/ Oregon Education Association; IBEW, Local 125; Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens; United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 555

Dear Neighbor,

I've worked in the community advocating for our schools, our kids and our neighborhoods. I am asking for your vote so I can continue to do that as your next State Representative. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 281-3960 or send me an e-mail at

Sincerely, Deborah Kafoury

It's time to make a difference. Deborah Kafoury for State Representative

(This information furnished by Kafoury for State Representative.)

Deborah Kafoury has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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