Who We Are

The Women’s Investment Network Political Action Committee, or WIN-PAC, was founded in 1987.  For 30 years, WINPAC has raised tens of thousands of dollars each election cycle to help pro-choice Democratic women running for the Oregon Legislature.

The founding “mothers” of WINPAC were Betty Roberts (former legislator and first women to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court), Jewel Lansing (former auditor for Portland and Multnomah County), Gretchen Kafoury (former legislator, city and county commissioner), Darlene Hooley (former county commissioner, legislator, and Congresswoman), Maureen Leonard (then Oregon Supreme Court clerk), and Patricia McCaig (then assistant to Oregon Secretary of State Barbara Roberts).

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For 30 years, WINPAC has endorsed women who are running viable races:

2018 (so far)

Rachel Prusak (H)

Andrea Salinas (H)

Athena Goldberg (S)

Deb Patterson (S)

2016

Teresa Alonso-Leon (H)

Janelle Bynum (H)

Julie Fahey (H)

Gena Goodman-Campbell (H)

Sheri Malstrom (H)

Pam Marsh (H)

Roberta Phillip-Robbins (H)

Karin Power (H)

Tawna Sanchez (H)

Janeen Sollman (H)

Kathleen Taylor (S)

2014

Jamie Damon (S)

Sara Gelser (S)

Ann Lininger (H)

Susan McLain (H)

Stephanie Nystrom (H)

Carla Piluso (H)

Barbara Smith-Warner (H)

Kathleen Taylor (H)

2012

Shemia Fagan (H)

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (S)

Alissa Keny-Guyer (H)

Catherine McKeown (H)

Jessica Vega Pederson (H)

Jennifer Williamson (H)

2010

Margaret Doherty (H)

Val Hoyle (H)

2008
Suzanne Bonamici (S)
Jackie Dingfelder (S)
Diane Rosenbaum (S)
Judy Stiegler (H)
Suzanne Van Orman (H)

2006
Suzanne Bonamici (H)
Jean Cowan (H)
Sara Gelser (H)
Tina Kotek (H)
Nancy Nathanson (H)

2004
Laurie Monnes Anderson (S)
Deborah Boone (H)

2002
Terry Beyer (H)
Betsy Johnson (S)

2000
Laurie Monnes Anderson (H)
Kate Brown (S)
Betsy Johnson (H)
Mary Nolan (H)
Carolyn Tomei (H)
Kelly Wirth (H)

1998
Elaine Hopson (H)
Deborah Kafoury (H)
Kathy Lowe (H)
Diane Rosenbaum (H)
Vicky Walker (H)
Susan Castillo (S)

1996
Ginny Burdick (S)
Jo Ann Bowman (H)

1994
Kitty Piercy (H)
Anitra Rasmussen (H)
Barbara Ross (H)
Judy Uherbelau (H)

1992
Kate Brown (H)
Marilyn Dell (H)
Cynthia Wooten (H)
Sharon Wylie (H)

1990
Lisa Naito (H)
Tricia Smith (S)
Jackie Taylor (H)

1988
Hedy Rijken (H)
Bev Stein (H)