Who We Are
Measure 57

The Better Way to Fight Crime Committee is a broad coalition of police officers, police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, business leaders, teachers, parents, advocates for children and seniors and many more who are dedicated to making Oregon a safer place. Join the Coalition

Oregon Council of Police Associations
Oregon Police Chiefs for Safer Communities
Oregon Assoc. of Community Corrections Directors
Federation of Oregon Parole and Probation Officers
Juvenile Parole Officers – AFSCME Council 75
AFSCME Corrections United
Association of Oregon Corrections Employees
Oregon Attorney General, Hardy Myers
Nominee, Oregon Attorney General, John Kroger
Rob Ingram, long-time youth advocate — Portland
Advocacy Coalition for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Ainsworth United Church of Christ
Basic Rights Oregon
Celilo Group Media
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Community Action Partnership of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants
Democratic Party of Oregon
Edward J. Ray, Oregon State University
Elders in Action
Friends of Michele Eberle
Harvest House Missions
Human Services Coalition of Oregon
Jobs with Justice – Portland
League of Women Voters
LIUNA Local 296
LIUNA Laborers 320
Multnomah County Democrats
Northwest Oregon Labor Council AFL-CIO
NOW Oregon
One Voice for Childcare
Oregon Action
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans
Oregon Area Jewish Committee
Oregon Business Association
Oregon Consumer League
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Health Action Campaign
Oregon Natural Resources Council ACTION
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens
Pacific Power/Pacificorp
Robert Sweitzer-RSS Consulting
Rural Organizing Project
Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality
Save Oregon Seniors
Service Employees International Union Local 503 - Oregon Youth Authority
Service Employees International Union Oregon State Council
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Stand for Children
United Seniors for Oregon
VOZ Hispana

Sheriff Southwick – Baker County
Sheriff Diana Simpson – Benton County
Sheriff Craig Roberts – Clackamas County
Sheriff Tom Bergin – Clatsop County
Sheriff Russel E. Burger – Lane County
Sheriff Dennis Dotson – Lincoln County
Sheriff Bob Skipper – Multnomah County
Sheriff Todd Anderson – Tillamook County
Sheriff John Trumbo – Umatilla County
Sheriff Rasmussen – Union County
Sheriff Jack Crabtree – Yamhill County


Matt Shirtcliff, Baker
John M. Haroldson, Benton County
John S. Foote, Clackamas
Joshua Marquis, Clatsop
Steve Atchison, Columbia
R. Paul Frasier, Coos
Everett Dial, Curry
Michael T. Dugan, Deschutes
Timothy J. Colahan, Harney
Marion Weatherford, Gilliam
Ryan Joslin, Grant
Edwin I. Caleb, Klamath
Mark Huddleston, Jackson
Peter Deuel, Jefferson
Stephen Campbell, Josephine
David Schutt, Lake
Bernice Barnett, Lincoln
Jason Carlile, Linn
Walt Beglau, Marion
Elizabeth Ballard, Morrow
Michael D. Schrunk, Multnomah
John Fisher, Polk
Wade M. McLeod, Sherman
William Porter, Tillamook
Dean F. Gushwa, Umatilla
Mona K. Williams, Wallowa
Eric Nisley, Wasco
Bob Hermann, Washington
Brad Berry, Yamhill


Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo, Benton County
Commissioner Jay Dixon, Benton County
Commissioner Don Lindly, Lincoln County
Commissioner Mary Stern, Yamhill County
Commissioner Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County

Mayor Robert Austin, Estacada
Mayor Rob Drake, Beaverton
Mayor Julie Hammerstad, Lake Oswego
Mayor Lori Hollingsworth, Lincoln City
Mayor Cheri Olson, North Plains
Mayor John Oberst, Monmouth
Mayor James White, Depoe Bay
City Councilor Betty Boche, Beaverton
City Councilor Denny Doyle, Beaverton
City Councilor Doug Pugsley, Dundee
City Councilor Deborah Barnes, Milwaukee City
City Councilor Peter Granlich, Bend
City Councilor Frank Harkenrider, Hermiston


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On November 4th, 2008, there will be a better way to fight crime.
Vote Yes on Measure 57