Our Oregon State Senate Candidates – Let’s Flip SD 10, 27 and 30! 

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • Jillian Schoene
  • Emerge Oregon

Emerge Women Are Running!

We’ve got a lot of women running – and we’ll be highlighting them between now and when ballots get mailed at the end of April.

This email includes three of our women running for the Oregon State Senate – and all three districts are currently held by Republicans. Let’s flip SD 10, 27 and 30! 

But before you read about our candidates, we want to thank the Eugene Weekly for speaking with us about how our candidates are adjusting their campaigns in response to COVID-19.

Read the article here.

“Schoene says health and safety are the most important things, but the May election isn’t far away. So she says if people can, they should reach out to candidates and find a way to volunteer digitally because “our elections do matter, leadership matters.”

Stay home, save lives everyone!


Deb Patterson for Oregon Senate District 10 (Marion & Polk counties).

Was the need for affordable, accessible healthcare for all ever clearer? Deb brings 20 years of experience in healthcare advocacy. She’ll also fight for stronger schools, affordable college and vocational programs, climate action, paid sick leave, affordable childcare, and a range of housing options with supports for those who need them.

Learn more: www.debpattersonor.org


Eileen Kiely for Oregon Senate District 27 (Deschutes County).

Eileen Kiely is a mom, a veteran, and was a successful financial executive. She has earned the endorsement of champions for education, our environment, health care, reproductive rights, and unions because she never compromises on her values. Eileen’s goal is to help break the logjam in the Senate, and get us back to work for the people of Central Oregon.

Learn more: www.kiely4or.com


Carina Miller for Oregon Senate District 30 (comprises all of Baker, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Malheur, and Wheeler counties, as well as parts of Deschutes, Lake, and Wasco counties). 
I’m running for office because I grew up in rural Oregon and we need leadership that cares about all people. The political norms and dominance in my district growing up greatly impacted me, through my teachers, coaches, police, elected officials and peers. I was raised on and still live in Warm Springs Oregon, my background as a social worker and early education teacher means I know how to center families in my work, my degree in Ethnic Studies have me the tools to initiate difficult conversations around race, gender and sexuality, and my lived experiences as a Native Woman who grew up in a Republican district, give me the heart to fight hard for change because I know what not changing means for many in our community.
View our full list of candidates running for office this year.