2022 Oregon Candidates

Governor

Jessica Gomez currently serves as Chair of the Oregon Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. She is currently serving her second term on the Business Oregon Commission.

Jim Huggins is a film producer from Salem.

Mayor Kerry Kerry McQuisten of Baker City is currently serving her first term in office following a career as a private investigator and book publisher. She has made national headlines pushing for Baker City's Common Sense Sanctuary Ordinance.

Dr. Bud Pierce of West Salem, Polk County, has never heled elected office. His community service includes terms as President of the Oregon Medical Association and United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, along with chairing the Oregon League of Minority Voters and a medical reform task force during the administration of Governor John Kitzhaber.

Mayor Stan Pulliam of Sandy, Oregon is currently serving his second term in this office.

Paul is a US Navy veteran, entrepreneur, and civil servant.

Marc Thielman is Superintendent of the Alsea School District in Alsea. He previously sered as the Superintendent of Wallowa School District No. 12.

Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla has been serving in his current position since 2019 following his election in the fall of 2018.

Oregon House of Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek has represented House District 44 since 2007. She rose to the office of Majority Leader from 2011-2013 and was succeed by current Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner Val Hoyle. Kotek became Oregon's longest-serving Speaker in 2013 following two years of an evenly divided 30/30 split in the House of Representatives led by Co-Speakers Bruce Hanna and future Senator Arnie Roblan.

Treasurer Tobias Read, Beaverton, Oregon

Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read has served in his current office since 2017. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2007-2017, holding the positions of Speaker Pro Tempore and Majority Whip.

Patrick has served on the Douglas Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors, Douglas Education Service District Board of Directors, and McKenzie School District board (providing a shared history with GOP candidate Darin Harbick). In 2018, Patrick was the Independent Party of Oregon nominee for Governor, but he suspended his campaign and endorsed the reelection of Governor Kate Brown.

Nonaffiliated

Timothy Harrold is an executive security operations manager.

Senator Betsy Johns has served in the Oregon State Senate since 2005. She previously servd as an Oregon State Representative from 2001-2005 and worked as the Manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division prior to the creation of the Oregon Aviation Department.

Republicans

Jason Beebe has been Mayor of Prineville since January 2021, following ten years of service on the the Prineville City Council.

Darin Harbick served on the McKenzie School District board of directors in Blue River, Oregon for 3.5 terms.


Grant County Commissioner Sam Palmer has served in his current position since 2019.

Jo Rae Perkins served on the Albany Human Relations Commission from 2019-2021. She was removed from the Commission following her attendance at the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

US Senator Ron Wyden has represented Oregon in the US Senate since 1996, when he won a special election to fill the seat vacated by Bob Packwood. Prior to service in the Senate, Wyden was a member of the US House of Representatives from 1981-1996 and the Oregon Board of Nursing Home Examiners from 1981-1996.