Charlie Burr

Charlie has worked to elect Democrats on both sides of the Cascades and at all levels of Oregon government. Last election cycle, Burr managed the successful No on Constitutional Amendment 35 campaign (Med Mal). Despite being outspent by nearly $3 million dollars, the coalition achieved a narrow upset making Oregon the only Presidential battleground state to defeat "tort reform" in 2004. In 2002, Burr managed Charlie Ringo's winning race against Christian Coalition founder Bill Witt, making Oregon one of only two states in which Democrats regained control of a Legislative chamber that year. In 2005, Charlie worked in the Republican stronghold of Nassau County, New York, managing what the New York Times called the "Democrats first serious attempt at the Town's top job." Charlie has been active with the League of Conservation Voters, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Community Alliance of Tenants, Oregon Bus Project and many other progressive groups. He lives in northeast Portland with his wife Libby Upham and chocolate lab Eads.


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May. 25, 2013New poll underscores strong support for clean water and ancient forest protection
Sep. 20, 2012Two Polls in Portland Mayor's Race
Sep. 08, 2012Does the Hales campaign's secret OLCV taping fit the character of Portland?
May. 08, 2012Nolan for a greener, stronger Portland
Oct. 18, 2011Avakian pitch captures urgency of the moment
Apr. 08, 2010Creative campaign ads get rolling
Mar. 29, 2010Bradbury wins Bus Project straw poll
Feb. 27, 2010Another reason to love John Day
Feb. 08, 2010Who Dat!
Dec. 31, 2009Prozanski: Smart on crime measure increases public safety, reduces taxpayer expense
Dec. 30, 2009Portland Mercury Cover of the Year
Dec. 09, 2009Breaking: Congressman Brian Baird will not seek re-election
Dec. 07, 2009Ride with Rex
Nov. 24, 2009Cornett: Police union members should reject no-confidence measure to maintain public trust
Nov. 19, 2009Oregon's environment is also on the January ballot
Nov. 10, 2009Obama addresses Ft. Hood Memorial Service
Nov. 06, 2009Kitzhaber supporters work to downplay Gore visit for Bradbury
Sep. 25, 2009WW: Lynn Peterson won't run for governor
Sep. 24, 2009Multnomah Youth Commission: Chip Shields for SD-22
Sep. 22, 2009Kitzhaber: Public option won't matter if we're buying the same product
Sep. 17, 2009Wyden in NYT: Expand consumers' choice of health plans
Sep. 02, 2009Executing an innocent man
Sep. 01, 2009WW: Kitzhaber will file today
Jul. 06, 2009Wyden health care round-up (and Ezra Klein)
Jun. 26, 2009Climate bill may come down to DeFazio
Apr. 23, 2009Historic quote of the day: Randy Leonard on IKEA sign
Feb. 28, 2009Obama puts special interests on notice: I'm ready for a fight
Feb. 26, 2009Removing barriers to energy efficiency
Feb. 25, 2009Frank Zappa on energy efficiency
Feb. 25, 2009The tax cut in your attic and walls
Jan. 19, 2009Martin Luther King, the Memphis sanitation strike, and the dignity of labor
Dec. 14, 2008Great Googley-Moogley!
Nov. 04, 2008More Election Day thoughts
Oct. 09, 2008Gordon Smith's "leadership" breaks the bank, debt clock
Oct. 03, 2008Oregon environmental leaders urge support for Merkley
Sep. 26, 2008McCain wins debate with self
Aug. 30, 2008Sarah Palin: The other bridge to nowhere
Aug. 10, 2008Isaac Hayes, R.I.P. (1942-2008)
Aug. 10, 2008[Updated] Cohen: Emily's List needs to apologize to its members for Tinker debacle
Aug. 08, 2008Emily's List, Tinker humiliated in landslide
Aug. 07, 2008Your Emily's List dollars in action
Jun. 25, 2008Nau 2.0: Back on track
Jun. 19, 2008Obama: Country I love
May. 24, 2008Video: Novick's eloquent, graceful exit
May. 18, 2008Massive Obama waterfront rally: Largest in Oregon history
May. 15, 2008We stand with Novick
May. 13, 2008Fortune: Novick's unorthodox campaign
May. 11, 2008Novick and Obama: The politics of authenticity
May. 09, 2008Gordon Smith wants negativity
May. 08, 2008How Novick "insulted" Gore

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