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    The Oregonian endorses Jennifer

    “We endorse Williamson, who as a lawyer, public employee and lobbyist has developed relationships in the Capitol for years.

    We also think the Legislature would benefit from Williamson’s passionate advocacy for higher education. She is a first-generation college graduate and has lobbied for financial aid and other programs since she was a student at the University of Oregon. Williamson’s understanding of the possible trade-offs between policy areas is a key strength.”

    “…Williamson shows a stronger grasp of more issues and has more political experience. We recommend her for House District 36, the seat being vacated by Mary Nolan.

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    The Oregon Council of Police Associations endorse Jennifer

    The Oregon Council of Police Associations and their nearly 5000 members from over 50 Public Safety Organizations statewide is please to endorse Jennifer Williamson for Representative from House District 36. Jennifer’s background gives her a leg up when it comes to what Oregonians need in a fully functional Public Safety system. Jennifer has the knowledge of Salem to get the job done for her district and the state. The OCPA fully supports Jennifer. 

    -Brian DeLashmutt, OCPA

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    American Federation of Teachers- Oregon endorses Jennifer

    On behalf of our membership, I wish to congratulate you on achieving the recommendation of AFT-Oregon for your candidacy in the 2012 primary.  AFT-Oregon’s Executive Council approved recommendation in your state legislative district race. The recommendation is based largely on your broad understanding and commitment to issues critical to our membership. 

    David Rives
    President

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    Portland Association of Teachers and the Oregon Education Association endorse Jennifer

    Portland educators are excited to endorse Jennifer Williamson because of her deep commitment to public education and the issues surrounding delivering a quality education for all students.
    -Suzanne Cohen, 7th grade Math/Science Teacher Peninsula K-8
    Teacher’s Voice In Politics Co-Chair
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    Safety and Justice PAC endorses Jennifer

    The Safety and Justice Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to endorse Jennifer Williamson in Oregon’s upcoming Primary Election. Jennifer is an attorney and public safety reform leader running in the Democratic primary for House District 36 in West Portland.

    Jennifer understands the issues that matter to people who want smart public safety policy. When she worked for the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, she helped guide the work of the Oregon Coalition for Safety and Savings (of which Partnership for Safety and Justice is a member) and supports the work of the Commission on Public Safety.

    Jennifer understands that Oregon can do better when it comes to spending on corrections and supports policy alternatives to our one-size-fits-all incarceration system and the enormous impact it has had on every other segment of our state’s budget.