Democratic Primary Candidate Resources and Opportunities

Democratic Primary Candidate Resources and Opportunities

Candidates running in the May 2020 Election,

Congratulations on filing your candidacy to run in the May 2020 Primary Election. I know this is a big step and that you are very busy with your campaign.

We may have met and discussed the resources and support the Multnomah County Democratic (MCD) Party offers candidates. If not, I want to introduce myself to you and invite you to some upcoming events. I am Jenny Martinez, Chair of the Multnomah County Democratic Party Campaign and Candidate Liaison Committee. Our goal is to help Democrats get elected to office in Multnomah County.

As a Democrat running for office, we want you to know about the candidate opportunities:

Attend a Central Committee Meeting

Introduce Yourself and YOUR candidacy to some of the most Politically Active PCPs in Multnomah County at the monthly Central Committee meeting.

  • Opportunity to reach out to PCPs and recruit volunteers for your campaign.

  • Bring a method to sign up volunteers!

  • 2nd Thursday of January, February, March, April and May 2020

  • Hollywood Senior Center at 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

  • Each candidate is allotted 3-10 minutes depending on the number of candidates that sign up.

  • Please email to let us know you will be attending and we will give you time on the agenda starting at 7 pm.

Promote Your Events on Our Social Media and Calendar

Please take advantage of our social network and get your message out to our friends and followers.

Coffee with Candidates

Members of the Campaign Committee would enjoy meeting with you to discuss your campaign and our resource offerings.

Post Your Bio On Our Website

Our Candidate webpage is in development and should be available soon.

Read the Multnomah County Democratic Party Platform

The 2020 Platform for the Democratic Party of Multnomah County can be found here.

    • Offering candidates a unique opportunity to share their alignment, values, ideas, and actions on selected MCD Party Platform Planks and Legislative Actions.

    • Candidates will fill out the questionnaire and MCD will post your response on the Candidate webpage.

Drop off Your Campaign Materials to MCD HQ

Get your literature in the hands of the local party and promote your campaign by dropping off your campaign flyers and signs at Mult. Dems HQ at 3551 NE Sandy Blvd.

Participate in Candidate Forums

We are working with MCD District Leaders and Assistant District Leaders to develop forums in their House District

VAN Access for Local Candidates

Get access to the Voter file in your county. This will allow you to create maps for canvassing so you can connect with voters face to face.

  • Provides access to state voters records including

    • Phone numbers, voting history, address

  • Use VAN to target and improve your voter contacts to get to your WIN number.

  • Download the VAN application here.

Save the Date

Celsi Event

  • MCD Premier Fundraising Event on March 21st
  • A special event is being planned to promote candidates!
  • Information posted soon on

To promote all Democratic voices the Democratic Party of Multnomah County does not endorse any one Democratic candidate over another in Primary and Nonpartisan races.