Liza Dossick, 503-552-6772
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Business Alliance board of directors today announced its endorsement of Bruce Starr’s re-election for Oregon State Legislature District 15 that represents Hillsboro.
“The Alliance has worked with Bruce on a number of issues over the years and we feel he has a strong grasp on issues around job creation and economic development,” said Gregg Kantor, chair of the Portland Business Alliance board of directors and CEO of NW Natural. “As a small businessman himself, Bruce has demonstrated a willingness to take on issues impacting business growth in our region. We have been impressed as Bruce has stepped up, time and again, to take a leadership position on matters most important to Oregon’s economy and families, even when votes were tough. He is the kind of leader we need in the Oregon Legislature. ”
Alliance board endorsements are based on a process that includes candidate interviews conducted by its endorsement committee followed by a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.