HD 33 Nominating Election

Democratic Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) from House District 33 have selected three candidates for the Washington and Multnomah County Commissions to choose from to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Rep. Mitch Greenlick.

The candidates, in order of preference, are: Maxine Dexter, Val Aitchison, and Pamela Kislak. PCPs were required by Oregon statute to select at least three candidates.


Due to social distancing restrictions under COVID-10, the DPO used secure mailed-in paper ballots to conduct the election, in a process approved by the PCPs of HD 33. Roughly half of the 101 eligible precinct committee persons in HD 33 participated in the process. The eventual appointee will serve out the remainder of the term of Rep. Mitch Greenlick, who served the district for 17 years and passed away in May. After winning the May primary election, Maxine Dexter will be the Democratic nominee on the November ballot for HD 33.

Here are the results of the HD 33 Nominating Election:

Val Aitchison Maxine Dexter Pamela Kislak
Total Votes 792 10,780 232
Percentage of Votes 6.71% 91.32% 1.97%

Total Votes Cast: 11,804
Total Ballots Cast: 52

Click here to read the memo sent to Multnomah and Washington County Democrats, which served as the rules for the election.

Here is the timeline used for the election:

May 20th, 2020, 6pm Special Phone Meeting of PCPs to Approve Substitute Rules
May 22nd, 2020, 5pm Deadline for Candidates to File for Nomination
May 23rd, 2020 Ballots Mailed to Voters
June 3rd, 2020, 8pm Ballots Due to the Democratic Party of Oregon. Postmarks will not be honored.
June 4th, 2020 Ballots are tabulated, each candidate may have 1 observer present