Why Rob

Why Rob?

We need more people in the legislature looking out for the interests of middle and low-wage families. A vote for Rob will add a strong voice for working people to the Oregon legislature.




Rob has served on both the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Executive Board and as Higher Ed Bargaining Chair for public university workers statewide, has co-chaired the Northwest District Association (NWDA) Safety and Livability Committee for several years, and has been elected four times as a district Precinct Committee Person.


Higher Education Coordinating Commission


For many years Rob has advocated for higher education, including as a member of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), where his efforts led to a Working Families Party award for championing education affordability. He also has worked to improve earthquake resiliency with Portland City Club and as a Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Volunteer, and fought for workers as Union Steward.


Portland Budget Meeting


Rob served for six years as one of five Community Budget Advisors for the City of Portland, on Portland State University's Financial Futures committee to develop a long-term financial strategy for the university, and as treasurer of his local union chapter at Portland State.


Northwest Neighborhood Saturday Cleanup

Environmental Activism

Since 2013, Rob has co-led a neighborhood cleanup in the northwest district on the third Saturday of each month. He is a committed proponent of environmental issues and has long been engaged with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and the Oregon Conservation Network to pass strong environmental legislation.


Rob and Carolyn


My wife, Carolyn, and I feel so fortunate to have lived in our Northwest Portland neighborhood for the last 20 years. We were drawn to Portland and Oregon for its natural beauty and progressive values. We are committed to preserving and building on the things that brought us here.