State Representative
Jules Kopel-Bailey photo


Occupation: Economist/Sustainable Development Specialist, ECONorthwest

Occupational Background: Strategic Planning, New York City Department of Small Business Services; Team Leader, South Sudan UNICEF Graduate Project; English Teacher, Guilin University of Technology

Educational Background: B.A., Lewis and Clark College; M.P.A./U.R.P., Princeton University

Prior Governmental Experience: Policy Advisor, Oregon Secretary of State's Office

Community Involvement: Board member, Oregon League of Minority Voters

"Jules Kopel-Bailey is part of the next generation of great Oregon leaders. His experience, his thoughtfulness, and his commitment to service will make all Oregonians proud to have him in office. We need his leadership in Salem."
Governor John Kitzhaber

Jules doesn't just have the idealism to know what's right, he has the experience to make what's right real.
Jules knows what it takes to build a sustainable economy; He will fight to create jobs, protect our environment, and ensure quality education for every Oregonian.
Jules has an exceptional track record working with communities and leaders from every county in Oregon, including helping to defeat a proposed WalMart in Northeast Portland.
When Jules was seriously injured, having health care made the difference. He knows Oregonians need affordable health care.
Jules has worked all over the world, and will bring that experience to the legislature.
Jules will protect Oregon consumers, and advocates keeping our National Guard home for emergencies.

"Jules Kopel-Bailey can provide an immediate spark at a
pivotal time in the state's political history."
Editorial, The Oregonian, 5/4/08

Endorsements Include:
Governor John Kitzhaber
Brad Avakian, Labor Commissioner
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Business Association
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Education Association
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)
Oregon State Police Officers' Association
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Basic Rights Oregon PAC
Planned Parenthood PAC
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
American Federation of Teachers- Oregon
SEIU Local 503, OPEU
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
Carpenter's Local 247, Portland, OR

(This information furnished by Friends of Jules.)