Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, an advocate for small business and consumers, is running for re-election in Oregon's 1st Congressional District (Portland Suburbs). Bonamici defeated Republican Rob Cornilles in a January special election to fill the seat of Congressman David Wu, who had resigned. Her campaign priorities include the economy, education, and reproductive rights.
Prospects and Opponent: Bonamici is running against Republican Delinda Morgan. Bonamici has maintained her favorability since the special election and Women's PACs believe she will win in November.
Background and Legislative Achievements: Before serving in Congress, Bonamici also served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2007 – 2008 and the Oregon Senate from 2008 - 2011. During her time in the Oregon state government, she:
- Served as chair of the Consumer & Small Business Protection Committee.
- Acted as a member of the Education & Workforce Development Committee.
- Introduced legislation that forced banks to give homeowners facing foreclosure timely information regarding loan modification.
Other Endorsements: EMILY's List, FemPAC, NWPC, WANDPAC