Brad Witt (D-OR-1)

Brad Witt Congressional Candidate, Oregon District 1 Special Election (Primary Candidate)

Brad Witt Biography from Oregon SOS

Update 09 November 2011: ***Unofficial results for primary 5,870 votes or 7.92 percent. Click here for Results***

Brad Witt

Democrat (DEM)

Brad Witt

Occupation: State Representative; UFCW Local 555, Union Representative

Occupational Background: Sawmill Worker; Labor Economist; Oregon AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer

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

Prior Governmental Experience: State Board of Forestry; Oregon Workforce Investment Board; Workers’ Compensation Management/Labor Advisory Committee; Oregon Forest Resources Institute; OSHA Safe Employment, Education and Training Committee; Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

“Brad Witt will make an excellent United States Congressman. Every working person in Oregon and the United States will have a friend and strong advocate.” – Clif Davis, Business Manager, IBEW Local 48

A Proven, Effective Leader

Growing our Economy through Job Creation: Quality of life begins with a good job. The path to true economic prosperity can only be achieved through the creation of good paying jobs. We can neither tax nor cut our way to economic health.

The Deficit: I will get our nation’s budget back on track by bringing home our troops and reinvesting those dollars back into our communities.

Protecting our Seniors: Working families have paid into Social Security and Medicare in good faith and as your Congressman, my top priority is to protect these benefits.

Education: A first class education system is the gateway to rewarding careers for our children, global competitiveness for our employers and economic prosperity for our nation.

Safe Neighborhoods: I passed legislation that makes it possible to prosecute sex offenders who fail to re-register when they move, ensuring better protection for our children and neighborhoods.

Support of our Veterans: I passed legislation to provide college credit for military experience and expanded education and housing benefits to veterans’ families.

I put myself through college by working in a sawmill. I’vefocused my career on fairness for all Oregonians. That’s why I’ve worked to support neighborhood business, local food banks and affordable housing. This is who I am. This is the agenda I’ll take to Congress.
For more information and a list of Brad’s endorsers:


Oregon Special Election Timeline OR1

OR District: Special Election OR1


Saba Ahmed (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Brad Avakian (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Dominic Hammon (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Robert E Lettin (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Todd Lee Ritter (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Dan Strite (D-OR-Special Election OR1)

Brad Witt (D-OR-Special Election OR1)


Rob Cornilles (R-OR-Special Election OR1)

Pavel Goberman (R-OR-Special Election OR1)

Jim Greenfield (R-OR-Special Election OR1)

Lisa Michaels (R-OR-Special Election OR1)

D R Delgado-Morgan (R-OR-Special Election OR1)

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