Raz MasonBallotpedia - ran for election to the Oregon State Senate to represent District 26. She lost in the general election on November 8, 2022. She advanced from the Democratic primary on May 17, 2022.
I have signed the pledge because I know that calm, courageous attention to the truth is what moves our society and communities ahead, one step at a time. In this time of widespread anxiety - some real, much manufactured - our best solutions arise from working with what IS. As a candidate for Oregon Senate District 26, which covers rural portions of four counties in sight of Mt. Hood, my job is to listen so I can represent people from across the political spectrum. I build bridges between red and blue, including the middle. This makes me a deep-purple candidate. I know process (how we talk with one another is as important as content (what we say). I strive to treat people with respect and avoid shaming when it comes to political issues. There is always more to learn - for all of us. Being a person of faith, plus having a degree in math and experience as a science teacher, inspire me to live out this pledge with integrity each day.