Upcoming Event: Election Debrief

We’re excited to present our next Community Education Panel:

Election Debrief: What’s Next?  Tuesday, November 29, 7 – 8:30 pm

A panel of experienced political analysts will discuss the implications of the November 8 election results with a focus on Portland, Multnomah County and major statewide elections.

Members of the public are invited to join us for this Zoom Webinar. Please register by Monday, November 28. Fill out the short registration form here.

 

Anna Griffin, Vice President of news, talk and podcasts for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Before OPB, she spent 11 years as a reporter and editor at The Oregonian and 10 years as a reporter at the Charlotte Observer. She served as a 2011-12 Nieman fellow at Harvard University.

John Horvick, Senior Vice President at DHM Research. John serves as political commentator with expertise in opinion research and community based politics. His areas of interest include electoral politics, healthcare, education, land use planning, natural resource use, energy and utilities, transportation, and taxation. John is often quoted in local media such as OPB, the Pamplin Media group, the Oregonian, the Willamette Week, and national publications.

Dr. Dan Qi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Reed College. Dr. Qi writes about race-ethnicity, and identity politics, especially in Asian American Politics and immigration, and does research on gender politics, news media and government, political behavior, public opinion, and political economy.

Alex Zielinski, News Editor for the Portland Mercury, writes about economic inequities, police, civil rights, and city politics. She received awards in 2022 for her articles from the Society of Professional Journalism. https://www.portlandmercury.com/authors/4416614/alex-zielinski.

Our evening’s moderator is Barbara Dudley, LWVPDX member and Senior Fellow at Portland State University’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Our chat facilitator will be James Ofsink, League member, who leads our League’s Criminal Justice Group and is serving Multnomah County taxpayers as a Tax Supervising and Conservation Commissioner, appointed by the governor. MetroEast Community Media will record this event for video replay and podcast.

Election Debrief – Now What?

The LWV of Portland has debriefed the experts about this election’s meaning and impact. What do the results mean – locally, statewide and nationally?
photo credit -Multnomah County Elections

The League of Women Voters of Portland asked three experienced political analysts to discuss the 2020 election. Who voted?  What influenced the outcomes? What are the implications for our community and democracy. You can watch their recorded discussion on this website now.

View the recording of this program by clicking below:

The panelists are:

Barbara Dudley  – Senior fellow at Portland State University’s Center for Public Service. Barbara appears regularly on OPB’s Think Out Loud Friday News Roundtable. She is also a senior policy adviser for the Oregon Working Families Party. She formerly served as president/executive director, National Lawyers Guild; executive director, Greenpeace USA; and national AFL-CIO Assistant Director for Strategic Campaigns.

John Horvick – Director for Client Relations and Political Research at DHM Research, a nonpartisan and independent public opinion research firm. He regularly speaks on issues of community, policy, and governance to public officials and governing bodies and is a political analyst for OPB and Fox 12 News.

Priscilla Southwell – University of Oregon professor with expertise in U.S., European, and Oregon politics, elections, voting by mail, and political behavior. Previously, she headed the U of O Department of Political Science and served as the university’s Associate Dean of Social Sciences.

Moderator: James Ofsink. James  currently leads the LWVPDX Criminal Justice Interest Group and is a member of the Police Accountability Study Group. He is also serving a four-year term as a Tax Supervising and Conservation Commissioner, appointed by the governor.

MetroEast Community Media recorded the program for streaming from this website and for later broadcast on public access cable channels. 

Funding for the recording was provided by the Carol & Velma Saling Foundation.