Liz and I took the twins out to Beaverton this morning and went door-to-door for Oregon Senate candidate Sam Chase. Sam is a great advocate of affordable housing and public education. He also happens to be a friend. The race is for an open seat in District 17 (which includes most of Beaverton and NW Portland). We walked today in a neighborhood next to the junior high school I attended (now a middle school) and where many of my friends grew up. Sam has the backing of prominent Oregonians such as former Governor John Kitzhaber. We hope the Democratic primary voters in District 17 get to know Sam and will support him in the election this May. There is no Republican candidate in this race.