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.

May 17, 2014Caleb or Saltzman? Saltzman!
May 25, 2013New poll underscores strong support for clean water and ancient forest protection
September 20, 2012Two Polls in Portland Mayor's Race
September 08, 2012Does the Hales campaign's secret OLCV taping fit the character of Portland?
May 08, 2012Nolan for a greener, stronger Portland
October 18, 2011Avakian pitch captures urgency of the moment
April 08, 2010Creative campaign ads get rolling
March 29, 2010Bradbury wins Bus Project straw poll
February 27, 2010Another reason to love John Day
February 08, 2010Who Dat!
December 31, 2009Prozanski: Smart on crime measure increases public safety, reduces taxpayer expense
December 30, 2009Portland Mercury Cover of the Year
December 09, 2009Breaking: Congressman Brian Baird will not seek re-election
December 07, 2009Ride with Rex
November 24, 2009Cornett: Police union members should reject no-confidence measure to maintain public trust
November 19, 2009Oregon's environment is also on the January ballot
November 10, 2009Obama addresses Ft. Hood Memorial Service
November 06, 2009Kitzhaber supporters work to downplay Gore visit for Bradbury
September 25, 2009WW: Lynn Peterson won't run for governor
September 24, 2009Multnomah Youth Commission: Chip Shields for SD-22
September 22, 2009Kitzhaber: Public option won't matter if we're buying the same product
September 17, 2009Wyden in NYT: Expand consumers' choice of health plans
September 02, 2009Executing an innocent man
September 01, 2009WW: Kitzhaber will file today
July 06, 2009Wyden health care round-up (and Ezra Klein)
June 26, 2009Climate bill may come down to DeFazio
April 23, 2009Historic quote of the day: Randy Leonard on IKEA sign
February 28, 2009Obama puts special interests on notice: I'm ready for a fight
February 26, 2009Removing barriers to energy efficiency
February 25, 2009Frank Zappa on energy efficiency
February 25, 2009The tax cut in your attic and walls
January 19, 2009Martin Luther King, the Memphis sanitation strike, and the dignity of labor
December 14, 2008Great Googley-Moogley!
November 04, 2008More Election Day thoughts
October 09, 2008Gordon Smith's "leadership" breaks the bank, debt clock
October 03, 2008Oregon environmental leaders urge support for Merkley
September 26, 2008McCain wins debate with self
August 30, 2008Sarah Palin: The other bridge to nowhere
August 10, 2008Isaac Hayes, R.I.P. (1942-2008)
August 10, 2008[Updated] Cohen: Emily's List needs to apologize to its members for Tinker debacle
August 08, 2008Emily's List, Tinker humiliated in landslide
August 07, 2008Your Emily's List dollars in action
June 25, 2008Nau 2.0: Back on track
June 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

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