2020 General Election Endorsements

OLCV endorses candidates who are dedicated to protecting all the things we love about Oregon. An OLCV-endorsed candidate will fight to protect Oregon's air and water, preserve our public lands, find solutions to the climate crisis, and create a brighter future for all of Oregon's people. Check out our list of endorsements for the 2020 General Election below!

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Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator


Senator Jeff Merkley is a true environmental champion! He received a 100% score in the 2019 LCV National Environmental Scorecard, and a lifetime score of 99%. Time and time again, Senator Merkley has stood up for Oregonians in Washington D.C. We're proud to endorse him for U.S. Senator in 2020!

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Shemia Fagan, Secretary of State


State Senator Shemia Fagan is a proven fighter for Oregonians. She stood up to fossil fuel interests in Salem, and will continue standing up for our values when it really matters. Her 2019 OLCV score is 94%, and lifetime OLCV score is 91%. We're proud to endorse her for Secretary of State in 2020!

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Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator


Senator Jeff Merkley is a true environmental champion! He received a 100% score in the 2019 LCV National Environmental Scorecard, and a lifetime score of 99%. Time and time again, Senator Merkley has stood up for Oregonians in Washington D.C. We're proud to endorse him for U.S. Senator in 2020!

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Shemia Fagan, Secretary of State


State Senator Shemia Fagan is a proven fighter for Oregonians. She stood up to fossil fuel interests in Salem, and will continue standing up for our values when it really matters. Her 2019 OLCV score is 94%, and lifetime OLCV score is 91%. We're proud to endorse her for Secretary of State in 2020!

The Endorsement Process

Any candidate seeking an OLCV endorsement must fill out a comprehensive questionnaire. Following review of the questionnaire, we conduct face-to-face interviews with each candidate. All endorsement recommendations are reviewed and finalized by the OLCV PAC Board of Directors. Learn more


Environmental Voter Guide

With the increased interest from voters and candidates, and limited organizational capacity, OLCV for the first time has offered a chance for local candidates running in races where OLCV was NOT able to make an official endorsement decision, to share their environmental priorities through a short voter guide. The candidates listed below and their answers do not indicate an OLCV endorsement, but simply provide voters with local candidates’ answers to three questions:

  1. What are your top two environmental priorities, and what steps do you plan to take to address them?
  2. How will you help lead your city/county/local jurisdiction toward 100% clean energy by 2050?
  3. Are you committed to actively identifying environmental justice issues in your community, and if so, what would you plan to do to address those issues?

If you are a local candidate who would like to participate in OLCV’s voter guide, please email olcv@olcv.org

Portland Metro Area & Columbia Gorge

Oregon Coast & Coast Range

Willamette Valley & Southern Oregon