2022 General Election Endorsements

We are thrilled to officially announce our slate of candidates who have earned Next Up Action Fund’s endorsement for Oregon’s November 8th, 2022 general election.

We want to elect leaders that come from our communities, share our values, and will fight for young people in Oregon. The people elected to local offices make crucial decisions that affect our daily lives, including determining budgets, funding, and plans for transportation, access to healthcare, affordable housing, climate change, policing, immigration, and so much more. Your vote matters to ensure we are electing local leaders who will fight for us in office.


Tina Kotek


Jamie Mcleod Skinner, 5th Congressional District

State Legislature

Wlnsvey Campos, Senate District 18
Jackie Leung, House District 19
Nathan Sosa, House District 30
Janelle Bynum, House District 39
Annessa Hartman, House District 40
Mark Gamba, House District 41
Travis Nelson, House District 44
Khanh Pham, House District 46
Andrea Valderrama, House District 47
Hoa Nguyen, House District 48
Ricki Ruiz, House District 50

Municipal Level

Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Metro Council District 4


Simone Rede, Portland City Auditor
Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland City Council Position 3


Rebecca Stavenjord, Milwaukie City Council, Position 4


Olivia Alcaire, Hillsboro City Councilor, Ward 3

Clackamas County

Catherine McMullen, Clackamas County Clerk
Libra Forde, Clackamas County Commissioner 2

Ballot Measures

Vote YES on Measures 111, 112, 113, Portland’s 26 – 228, Multnomah County 26 – 231 & 26 – 232.

Update your voter registration

Take some time to update your voter registration to make sure you are ready to vote in this upcoming election! Oregonians (that are 16 years old or older and U.S. citizens) can register to vote online here. The deadline to register or update your registration for the November general is October 18th, 2022. 

About our endorsement process

Each election, we convene an endorsement committee made up of youth cohort members, staff, and board members – with a focus on Black and brown youth – who have decision-making power. This year, the endorsement committee is a paid, full-year commitment to grant more continuity between our primary endorsements and general election endorsements. It is crucial that the community we serve are the ones that get to make these decisions. After a thoughtful process, the Endorsement Committee made recommendations to Next Up Action Fund’s board, who voted to approve their recommendations. 

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Next Up Action Fund engages the next generation of Oregon’s leaders to build political power and fight for a more just and equitable Oregon.

This is our 501(c)(4) branch.