Greens Running in 2017 Special Election

By Nick Perry-Guetti

Seven Greens have announced their candidacy and filed for local offices in the upcoming 2017 Special Election to be held statewide on 15 May 2017. Jacqueline DeVaney is running for Clatsop Care Center Health District Director position 3, Daniel Polehn for Northern Wasco Parks & Recreation Director position 5, Alex Polikoff for Corvallis Rural Fire Protection District Director position 2, Zach Dotson for McMinnville School District Director position 1, Kindwyn Hoge for Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District Director position 1, Cindy Johnsen for John Day Water District Commissioner position 5, and Bob Goldberg for Astoria School District #1C Director position 5.  

You can help these candidates today by volunteering to help their campaigns or by donating to the Pacific Green Party!


The period in which to file for local office candidacy in the 2017 Oregon Special Election ended on March 16th. However, if you are interested in running for office as a Green in future elections you can find out more here.

The last day to register to vote in time for this election is April 25th. We'd like to introduce you to this brilliant and hard-working group: 

Jacqueline DeVaney is Chair of our Clatsop County Chapter, and a member of the State Coordinating Committee, with an extensive health, medical and organizational background, and much first-hand experience in all these areas. 

Kindwyn Hoge is a champion of funding for public schools and sustainable education in ecology. 

Alex Polikoff is an expereinced volunteer firefighter, engineer, mentor and advocate for youth, and a strong advocate of universal healthcare.

Daniel Polehn is a native of The Dalles and a passionate lover of our community’s beauty, and has also become a keen and creative problem solver through many years of working with complex data in the computer field. 

Cindy Johnsen is a lifelong, widely experienced nurse and avid volunteer who believes that clean, safe drinking water goes hand in hand with political transparency in our public institutions and facilities. 

Bob Goldberg is a chemist, environmental engineer, ecologist, writer and teacher, who stands up for the representation of those whose voices are seldom heard in the political system: our kids, and our nonhuman neighbors on whom we depend. 

Zach Dotson is a fighter for a fundamentally more inclusive public school system, inspired by his direct experience of the cracks in our education as a youth to come back stronger and be a force for change and adaptation of our schools to the needs of our youth today. 

Volunteer, get vocal on social media, and donate to support these candidates from now until Election Day, May 16th, 2017!