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Garrett earns endorsements in H38 race

Chris Garrett, Democratic candidate for Oregon House of Representatives in District 38, has lined up several recent endorsements for his campaign.

Garrett has earned endorsements from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, and the Sierra Club.

'I'm especially honored as a man to be endorsed by NARAL,' said Garrett, a Lake Oswego resident. 'I'm glad they trust me to fight for the rights of all women to choose how and when to raise healthy families.'

With support from both OLCV and the Sierra Club, Garrett said he is the only candidate in the District 38 race to have earned environmental endorsements.

Garrett faces fellow Lake Oswegan Democrat Linda Brown in the May 20 primary election. Both are running for the post being vacated by Rep. Greg Macpherson, D-Lake Oswego, who is running for Oregon Attorney General. Running on the Republican side in the primary are Fred Bremner, Lake Oswego, and Stephen L. Griffith, Portland.

'Garrett's vision to reinstate Oregon as a leader in environmental innovation and preservation is in step with Oregon's values,' said a spokesman for OLCV. 'Chris Garrett is the candidate OLCV trusts to lead the way when it comes to keeping our air and water healthy and protecting Oregon's natural beauty.'

In endorsing Garrett, leaders of SEIU, Oregon's largest labor union, said: 'Chris Garrett understands that Oregon cannot move forward without solving the health care crisis that affects Oregon families, seniors, businesses, and schools. He has the right priorities and the ability to make real change in Salem.'

Garrett recently spoke with both Lewis and Clark College and Law School Democrats and the newly formed Political Action Seminar class at Lakeridge High School.

'I'm impressed with how approachable and easy to talk to Chris is,' said Zoë Walmer, a senior at Lakeridge and a local community organizer. 'He grew up here and still lives here now, so I know he has just as big a stake in the future of this district as I do.'