PRESS RELEASE - Tigard Chamber Now Accepting Requests for Endorsement Consideration for Tigard Mayor and Tigard City Council Races

PRESS RELEASE

June 25th, 2018

For Immediate Release:  Tigard, Oregon

Tigard Chamber Now Accepting Requests for Endorsement Consideration for Tigard Mayor and Tigard City Council Races

Advocating for our business members with government is a key objective for the Tigard Chamber.  While legislation can either help or hurt our businesses and our local economy, it really starts with the people, legislators and elected officials crafting and voting in that legislation or proposing a measure to the voters.  A unique factor for our chamber businesses, is that many which are located in Tigard, have an owner and employees who reside in neighboring cities who can’t vote on a local measure or candidate that would have an impact on their business. 

For all of these reasons, the Tigard Chamber and its Board of Directors have decided now is the time to move into candidate endorsements as a way of strengthening our members business voice in the local community and economy beginning with the Tigard Mayor and City Council races coming up in November 2018. 

The Tigard Chamber Board of Directors has created a Candidate Endorsement Committee who will have a non-partisan, fair and equitable process focused on reviewing the qualifications and platforms of candidates in order to endorse those most likely to support business and Tigard Chamber goals, thus increasing the likelihood of pro-business candidates being elected to local offices.

The Candidate Endorsement Committee promotes a vibrant business environment by endorsing candidates who support sound public policy that strengthens the business community and the free enterprise system.

Declared candidates and those undeclared but considering running for either Tigard Mayor or Tigard City Council positions are encouraged to ask for endorsement consideration.  All those asking for consideration will be sent a confidential questionnaire.  Completion of the questionnaire is a necessary step in seeking endorsement.  Those not completing a questionnaire will not be considered.  The deadline to request endorsement consideration is 7/10/18 midnight.  Please email your request for endorsement consideration to CEC@tigardchamber.org

About the Tigard Chamber

Our mission is to be a vibrant, supportive, interconnected business community where strength through collaboration and power through partnership Build & Grow Business. Together.

Contact Debi Mollahan, CEO, Tigard Chamber for more information on this press release.  Debi@tigardchamber.org or 503-639-1656