If you would like to schedule an interview with Suzanne, call 503-208-1228.
“This is a great opportunity for the City of Scappoose, for Columbia County and really for the entire State of Oregon,” said Bonamici.
Legislation Will Protect Consumers from Predatory Lending
News Release: Bonamici, Buerkle Pass Amendment to Increase Access to Lifesaving Equipment for National Guard — July 18, 2012
News Release: Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio, Blumenauer, Schrader, Bonamici Applaud NOAA Funds for Marine Debris Cleanup — July 13, 2012
News Release: Bonamici Speaks Out Against Latest Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act — July 11, 2012
A bill in Congress would pay for training needed by workers for success in today’s jobs
In the news: Suzanne joins SOLVE to help clean up tsunami debris on Cannon Beach — July 7, 2012 (Cannon Beach Gazette)
Bonamici, who organized a meeting in Cannon Beach last month to discuss tsunami debris, said that she was happy to get to help with the cleanup and that she was grateful to SOLVE for organizing the cleanup.
“I’m glad to be here today, and end up with several bags of trash,” she said after spending more than two hours combing the beaches. Bonamici said that she knows there is still work to do.
News Release: Bonamici Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding Individual Mandate and Affordable Care Act — June 28, 2012
News Release: Bonamici Bill will Help Employees Gain Skills Needed by Local Companies — June 21, 2012
In the news: Rep. Bonamici tours Virginia Garcia Cornelius Wellness Center — June 13, 2012 (OregonLive.com)
Bonamici met with Virginia Garcia CEO Gil Munoz, Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin, City Manager Rob Drake and others Tuesday afternoon to discuss the use of community health centers in Oregon’s health care reformation.
News Release: Bonamici Urges Senate to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act with Lilly Ledbetter — June 5, 2012
What’s been your biggest day-to-day surprise in Congress?
How many Oregonians there are in the Capitol every day, how many constituents. I knew there’d be some, that they’d trickle through every now and then, but every day, there are groups, individual constituents. It’s great: It’s like Oregon right there in my office.
In the news: Bonamici says she’s pessimistic about federal budget — March 19, 2012 (The Daily Astorian)
In the news: Newest Freshman Bonamici Brings Focus on Protecting Consumers to Hill — February 27, 2012 (TheHill.com)
In the news: Rob Cornilles Using The Lund Report to Distort the Truth About His Opponent — January 26, 2012 (The Lund Report)
A flyer, sent to voters, citing The Lund Report, falsely claims that Suzanne Bonamici supports a plan that cuts $500 billion in Medicare cuts, which is blatantly false.
In the news: Bonamici Stays Positive in Closing Argument — January 26, 2012 (National Journal Hotline on Call Blog)
A review of the closing TV spots from the two candidates running in Oregon’s 1st District special election tells you about all you need to know about the race’s likely outcome. Republican Rob Cornilles released an ad on Wednesday that sought to tie Democrat Suzanne Bonamici to disgraced former Rep. David Wu; something of a Hail Mary pass. Bonamici, on the other hand released a TV ad on Thursday that is strictly positive.
In the closing days of Oregon’s special election, the Bonamici for Congress campaign today released a positive television ad that summarizes the core value Suzanne Bonamici has presented during the campaign: controlling federal spending starts with getting our priorities straight – and once we do that we can reduce the debt and invest in job creation to get our country and our economy back on track.
The Bonamici for Congress campaign today released a television ad in response to the latest false attacks launched by Suzanne’s opponent. The Cornilles campaign started these attacks on the first day of the General Election and has not stopped since.
News release: Statement by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens on Cornilles’ False Attack Ad — January 18, 2012
The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens released the statement below in response to the new ad released by Rob Cornilles and the Republican National Congressional Committee that includes a false attack about Suzanne Bonamici’s record on Medicare. Cornilles first made this attack on day one of the General Election and it was independently found to be false by The Oregonian.
Oregonians in the 1st Congressional District (CD 1) have received their ballots in the Oregon special election, which the whole country is watching. This is the first congressional election of 2012, and the pundits have already claimed that the results will set the tone for the year.
From Astoria to Portland and Scappoose to Tigard – Newspapers Across Oregon’s First Congressional District Endorse Suzanne Bonamici — January 16, 2012
As voters are turning in their ballots to elect Oregon’s next member of Congress, newspapers across the district are supporting Suzanne Bonamici, crediting her consumer protection work for families, her diligence and her demonstrated ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans.
In the news: Bonamici will be effective voice for 1st Congressional District — January 16, 2012 (Forest Grove News Times)
Community Newspapers in Forest Grove, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Scappoose and Portland: 1st Congressional District voters should elect Suzanne Bonamici as their representative in the Jan. 31 special election.
News release: Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Suzanne Bonamici in Oregon’s First District Special Election — January 13, 2012
The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Oregon State Senator Suzanne Bonamici, D-Washington County, for the First Congressional District special election in Oregon. Citing her effective leadership and support of animal protection policies, the Humane Society Legislative Fund urges voters to support Bonamici.
News release: Seniors’ Group Representing Thousands of Oregonians Endorses Suzanne for Congress — January 12, 2012
Oregon seniors and Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), gathered today to announce publicly their support for Suzanne Bonamici as Oregon’s next member of Congress.
On Jan. 31, residents of the district will vote in a special election to replace Wu. The best choice on the ballot is state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton).
With just days to go before ballots are mailed to voters, Republican Rob Cornilles and Democrat Suzanne Bonamici sparred in a televised debate, sponsored by KGW and The Oregonian.
News release: Debate Offers Oregonians a Clear Choice – Bonamici Will Bring the Right Priorities to Congress – Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Suzanne Bonamici tonight demonstrated that she is the only candidate in the special election for Oregon’s First Congressional District who Oregonians can trust to bring the right priorities to Congress.
America’s first congressional election of 2012 happens here. Ballots will soon be in the mail to voters in Clatsop County for the congressional seat left vacant by the resignation of David Wu.
To fill the opening left by David Wu’s resignation — and by his tenure — the 1st District can elect a representative with diligence and determination
Before a vote is cast, this month’s special election in the 1st Congressional district already promises a sizable improvement in representation for Northwest Oregon voters. For more than a decade, their options have been limited to their increasingly bizarre Democratic incumbent, David Wu, and Republican candidates who generally had little funding and less credibility.
Jan. 31 special election will determine who will represent our 1st Congressional District
As Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles push towards the upcoming Jan. 31 special election, the congressional candidates are taking their messages to voters through television spots, press releases and debates.
In less than one month, voters in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District will send a new representative to Congress. Historically, the conservation values that so many Oregonians share have been well represented in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, and we need to make sure this continues after January 31st.
The two major party candidates for Oregon’s First District seat squared off Friday at Portland’s City Club.
Following the Portland City Club debate today, Suzanne Bonamici announced that more than 40 Oregon small business owners have endorsed her candidacy because she is the candidate they can trust to make government a more effective partner with small businesses.
In the news: Dave Frohnmayer endorses Suzanne Bonamici for Congress and Ellen Rosenblum for attorney general — January 5, 2012 (The Oregonian)
Dave Frohnmayer, the former attorney general and retired president of the University of Oregon, was once one of the state’s leading Republican politicians.
In the news: NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Endorses Suzanne Bonamici – December 21, 2011 (NARAL Pro-choice America)
Pro-choice group has 2,490 member activists in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District; special election comes as House wages worst attacks on choice in a decade
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced that her organization’s political action committee proudly endorsed Suzanne Bonamici in a special election in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
The Bonamici campaign today announced that advocacy groups representing tens of thousands of Oregonians agree that Suzanne Bonamici is the clear choice in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.
News release: HRC Announces Endorsement of Suzanne Bonamici for Congress — December 12, 2011 (Human Rights Campaign)
Today the Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – announced the endorsement of Oregon state Senator Suzanne Bonamici running in a special election for the U.S. House in Oregon’s 1st district. Bonamici has an exceptional legislative record on LGBT equality in contrast to her Republican opponent, businessman Rob Cornilles who opposes equal rights for LGBT citizens.
In the news: PolitiFact – Is Bonamici party-liner? Claim lacks key details – December 9, 2011 (The Oregonian PolitiFact Oregon)
The Oregonian again finds that Rob Cornilles has a problem with getting the facts straight. On the first day of the election, Cornilles attacked Suzanne and the Oregonian found it to be FALSE. And today, he again is found to be playing fast and loose with the facts to purposefully mislead voters.
Rob attacks Suzanne for voting 98 percent of the time with Democrats – and the Oregonian rated this attack as Half True because he leaves out the other half of the story. It is also true that Suzanne voted 98 percent of the time with the majority of Republicans during her time in the Senate. Moreover, over 50 percent of the bills passed with unanimous support of both parties.
News release: Bonamici: Congress Should Not Turn its Back on Families and Small Businesses – December 9, 2011
Suzanne Bonamici today released the statement below in response to the stalemate in Congress over extending tax breaks for middle class families, unemployment benefits and also a tax break for small businesses.
In the news: LCV Action Fund Endorses Suzanne Bonamici for Congress in Oregon’s 1st District – December 8, 2011 (LCV.org)
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Suzanne Bonamici for the U.S. House of Representatives in the special election of Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
In the news: Suzanne Bonamici again first to run TV advertising in Oregon congressional race — December 7, 2011 (OregonLive.com)
Democrat Suzanne Bonamici appears to be reprising her successful strategy from this fall’s primary in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District race: be the first to get your message out in television advertising.
In the news: Cornilles defends abortion views after coming under Democratic attack — December 4, 2011 (OregonLive.com)
Cornilles, who is running against Democrat Suzanne Bonamici for the 1st Congressional District seat vacated by Rep. David Wu, describes himself as pro-life and says he supports restrictions on abortion.
Emily’s List has been working closely with Bonamici since last spring, before Wu’s definitive implosion and resignation, providing advice, about $60,000 in fund-raising through its mail and email list of almost 1 million, and some independent expenditure spending of its own.
In the news: OR-1: Rob Cornilles would take away a woman’s right to choose — December 2, 2011 (Blue Oregon)
Back in 1996, Gordon Smith broadcast an ad in which he donned a sweater, took a stroll through a wooded glen, and tried to convince Oregonians that even though he was personally pro-life, the issue wasn’t really a priority for him, and besides, the U.S. Senate just doesn’t have all that much to do with the issue. (Funny, right?)
The Independent Party of Oregon has nominated Suzanne Bonamici for an open Congressional seat.
The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Suzanne Bonamici (D) in the January 31, 2012 special election in Oregon’s First Congressional District.
Democrat Suzanne Bonamici won the nomination for the Independent Party of Oregon Tuesday night in a special election primary in the race to replace the congressional seat vacated by David Wu.
In the news: Bonamici wins cross-nomination of Independent Party of Oregon — November 29, 2011 (OregonLive.com)
Democratic congressional candidate Suzanne Bonamici will also get to list herself as a nominee of the Independent Party of Oregon in the Jan. 31 special election to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District seat.
Oregon Council 75 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has endorsed Suzanne Bonamici for Congress.
Suzanne Bonamici tonight demonstrated that she is the only candidate in the special election for Oregon’s First Congressional District who Oregonians can trust to bring the right priorities to Congress.
In their first televised debate Sunday night in the race for the seat vacated by David Wu, Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles worked to win the political middle ground and sought to convince voters in the 1st Congressional District they are the candidate to improve the region’s economy.
In the news: Congressional debate: Cornilles, Bonamici square off on job creation – November 27, 2011 (The Oregonian)
Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles, in their first debate since they won their respective congressional primaries this month, argued Sunday over who would do a better job of helping create jobs in the 1st Congressional District.
Here was something unusual: a Democratic congressional nominee, and a Republican congressional nominee, appearing at a debate where the ostensible purpose is to gain the support of another party: The Independent Party of Oregon.
The Bonamici Campaign today announced that Governor John Kitzhaber has endorsed Suzanne Bonamici in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.
In the news: No surprise. Rob Cornilles is trotting out tired and debunked right-wing talking points — November 16, 2011 (Blue Oregon)
The latest nonsense? That Suzanne Bonamici supports a $500 billion cut to Medicare. PolitiFact Oregon notes that that claim has been labeled false around the country again and again and again – and it’s just as false now as it was last year when Scott Bruun tried that claim against Kurt Schrader.
Race between GOP, Democratic candidate heating up a week after results from primary – It was early last Tuesday night when it became clear that State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and Tualatin businessman Rob Cornilles will face each other in a Jan. 31 special election to replace David Wu in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.
Even though the prevailing mood in the last Oregon legislative session was pragmatic, there is within the Oregon Republican Party a hangover from years when the religious right called the shots, insisting on rigidly anti-abortion and anti-homosexual candidates. That was the burden Rob Cornilles faced in running for the Republican nomination for the vacant 1st District seat in Congress. In essence, Cornilles spent a lot of time trying to convince GOP voters that he was one of them while appearing to Democrats not to be an unrealistic extremist.
In the news: Another look at a favorite Republican talking point – November 14, 2011 (The Oregonian PolitiFact Oregon)
“Sometimes talking points are just so good that no matter how many times we point out they’re wrong, politicians keep using them again and again and again, broken-record style…we’re giving Cornilles a False for his statement that Bonamici supports $500 billion in cuts to Medicare.”
“Middle-class issues and middle-class values have never been more important. This is an election that will have national attention, and I believe that all of us together can make a very important difference in electing Suzanne Bonamici as the next Congressional Representative for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.”
As a lawmaker, Bonamici quickly earned a reputation for honesty and diligence, if not charisma. In her first Senate session, she chaired the Consumer Protection and Public Affairs Committee. Her focus on consumer issues might have alienated many lobbyists, but she instead won widespread respect. In WW’s “The Good, the Bad and the Awful” rankings of metro-area legislators in 2009, she ranked near the top among senators. In 2011, she was No. 1.
“In the campaign’s latest television ad, Oregon seniors share that they trust Suzanne Bonamici to protect Social Security and Medicare because she already has stood up for them against powerful interests.” Watch the television ad here.
The Bonamici Campaign announced today that the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) has endorsed Suzanne Bonamici in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.
“The Oregon Nurses Association supports Suzanne because she is the advocate we and Oregon families need in Congress. She shares our priorities for changing our health care system and understands what we stand for as professionals and as care providers,” said Susan King, Executive Director of ONA. “She’s been an effective leader, not just as a legislator, but as somebody who has stood up for families over her entire career. She is the right choice for the primary and clearly the best choice to carry the agenda of Oregon’s families into the general election.”
Oregon State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici has opened up a wide lead in the Democratic primary to replace disgraced former Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., according to a poll conducted for EMILY’s List, which has endorsed her campaign.
The first poll in the race, obtained from a Democratic source, shows Bonamici with a 24-point lead over her two closest opponents. Bonamici takes 34 percent of the vote, while state Rep. Brad Witt registers at 10 percent. Oregon state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is in single digits with 8 percent.
“The campaign to elect Suzanne Bonamici as Oregon’s next Congresswoman today released the second television ad in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.” Watch the television ad here.
In the news: First TV ad for Bonamici in Oregon special House race – Monday, September 26, 2011 (The Hill)
“Suzanne Bonamici (D), an Oregon state lawmaker running for former Rep. David Wu’s (D-Ore.) House seat, will air her first television ad of the special election touting Bonamici’s work on behalf of consumers.”
“State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici has released the first TV ad of the special election campaign for Oregon’s 1st district. With six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 Democratic primary, Bonamici’s ad touts her work as a consumer advocate at the Federal Trade Commission and lists her priorities should she be elected.”
“The campaign to elect Suzanne Bonamici as Oregon’s next Congresswoman today released the first television ad in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.” Watch the television ad here.
“EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced today that it is endorsing Suzanne Bonamici, moving the candidate in Oregon’s first congressional district from ‘On the List’ to a full recommendation.”
News release: Statement from Suzanne Bonamici on President Obama’s Speech – Thursday, September 8, 2011
“Jobs must be our top priority, and I am glad that President Obama has challenged Congress to take concrete steps toward putting people back to work. What is desperately needed now is less political posturing and more action to help those who are willing and waiting for work.”
“’I’m going to adhere to the way I have conducted myself at the state level. I have a very open mind in terms of wanting to hear all points of view. But I make my decisions based on policy, based on the values that I have and based on my constituents and what is best for them, for the state and for the nation,’ she [Suzanne] said.”
In the news: Emily’s List endorses Bonamici in a major fundraising boost – Thursday, August 11, 2011 (The Oregonian)
“Emily’s List, the political group dedicated to electing Democratic woman, on Thursday endorsed state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici in her race for the vacant 1st Congressional District seat in Oregon.”
In the news: EMILY’S List makes endorsement is special election to replace Wu – Thursday, August 11, 2011 (The Hill)
“Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, who’s running in the special election to replace former Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), got a boost Thursday when EMILY’s List put her “On the List” — its program to draw donor attention to candidates.”
In the news: Katie Eyre Brewer won’t run for congressional seat vacated by David Wu – Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (Forest Grove News Times)
“While the GOP primary fight seems to be settling down, the fight for the Democratic primary is heating up. Last week, State Senator Suzanne Bonamici jumped into the race and announced she’d raised $240,000 for the run.”
“Carl Wolfson talks with his ‘favorite State Senator’ this morning on AM620 KPOJ”
In the news: TV Coverage of Suzanne Bonamici’s Announcement to Run for Congress – Friday, August 5, 2011
In the news: Bonamici Says She’s Raised $240,000 in Her Campaign to Replace David Wu – Thursday, August 4, 2011 (Willamette Week)
“State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Washington County) made it official today that she’s in the running for the congressional seat vacated by David Wu. And she says she’s entering the campaign with a big financial edge— $240,000 she’s raised in cash and pledges in just five days.”
In the news: Bonamici will pursue David Wu’s office – Thursday, August 4, 2011 (Portland Business Journal)
“State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat who represents parts of Washington and Multnomah counties, said she’ll run for the post. Bonamici will run against at least two opponents in the Nov. 8 primary. The special general election takes place Jan. 31.”
“State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and state Rep. Brad Witt, all Democrats, are running to replace Wu.”
“Democrat Suzanne Bonamici is a state Senator who has focused on consumer advocacy and education. “I have had the ability to get things done without being aggressive or divisive. Now more than ever we need people who have that work style and those principles,”
News release: State Senator Suzanne Bonamici Announces Candidacy for Congress – Thursday, August 4, 2011
“The people of Oregon’s 1st District need a representative in Congress who will stand up for them – for their jobs and economic future, for the small businesses of our communities and for middle class families who are struggling through this tough economy,” said Bonamici. “That is what I have dedicated myself to as a consumer advocate and legislator and those are the values and priorities I will bring to Congress.”