Endorsements

I support Rich because he’s not afraid to reach across the aisle in order to do what’s right.
— Keith Mays, Sherwood Mayor
“Rich’s years of service to our communities make him uniquely qualified to return to Salem on our behalf. He understands the issues facing our state and region, and his hard work and leadership have already paid dividends for Hillsboro.”
— Steve Callaway, Hillsboro Mayor
Rich has already impacted key policy decisions in Salem. His service in the Legislature and in our communities ensures that House District 26 is well-represented in conversations about the region’s land-use, housing, and transportation issues.
— Andy Duyck, Washington County Chair
“After working side by side with Rich in County Government, I know that he is best prepared to represent the legislative interest of House District 26.”
— Roy Rogers, Washington County Commissioner
“I’ve worked extensively with Rich and know he would be a great State Representative.”
— Bob Terry, Washington County Commissioner
Tigard Tualatin Sherwood Times Endorsement
As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Rich plays a critical role in balancing the need for criminal justice reform with concerns about public safety.
— Kevin Barton, Washington County District Attorney
“Rich has quickly developed an understanding of the most important legal questions that lawmakers face. He thinks like a lawyer but speaks in practical terms that help others to understand complex issues.”
— John Foote, Clackamas County District Attorney
“Rich Vial’s decades-long commitment to public service, personal integrity, and investment in our community speak volumes about his character and qualification to serve.”
— John Davis, former State Representative
“Rich has always exhibited real caring for the community and its families.”
— Mark Gardner, former State Representative
“Rich is a credit to his family and community.”
— Charles Starr, former State Senator
“Rich has the temperament, experience and drive to be a great public servant.”
— Gordon Smith, former U.S. Senator
“Rich really knows how to get things done.”
— Edmund Duyck, former Washington County Farm Bureau Chair
“I’ve known Rich for years and I’ve always trusted his judgment and respected his leadership ability. “
— Allyn Kirnak, public school Principal and Psychologist
“Rich really understands that proper use of our land is key to building successful communities.”
— Dave Hunnicutt, Oregonians in Action President

Rich is proud to be endorsed by:

  • Jerry Willey, Washington County Commissioner-Elect

  • Scott Starr, Wilsonville City Council President

  • Billie Reynolds, King City Councilor

  • Pat Garrett, Washington County Sheriff

  • Craig Roberts, Clackamas County Sheriff

  • Jeff Groth, Sherwood Police Chief

  • Matt Wellner, Washington County Planning Commissioner

  • Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

  • Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

  • Portland Business Alliance

  • Washington County Business Council

  • National Federation of Independent Business

  • Joint Council of Teamsters No 37

  • Oregon Building Trades Council

  • Oregon Chiefs of Police Association

  • Oregon Farm Bureau

  • Oregon Association of Nurseries

  • And many more...