Chris Henry

Christina E Stephenson

Occupation: Small Business Owner and Civil Rights Attorney

Occupational Background: Oregon Employment Law and Business Management

Educational Background: Hillsboro High School; University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.

Prior Governmental Experience: Commission on Economic Dignity, Multnomah County; Oregon Legislative Workgroup on lowering prescription drug prices

Oregon’s last 5 Labor Commissioners–Republican and Democrat–endorse Christina: Val Hoyle, Brad Avakian, Dan Gardner, Jack Roberts, and Mary Wendy Roberts

Voice for Small Businesses

Christina is a working mom who started a small business at her kitchen table, and now operates a successful law firm where she pays her employees before she pays herself, including benefits like paid family leave.

Champion for Workers

As a leading civil rights attorney, Christina has stood up for hundreds of workers across Oregon to enforce worker protections, like when she took on Wall Street banking giant Wells Fargo and beat them in court.

A Decade of Bureau Experience

Christina has over a decade of experience working with the laws enforced by the Bureau of Labor and Industries – on behalf of employees and employers.

As Labor Commissioner, Christina will make sure our economy works for everyone by:

  • Expanding job training and apprenticeships to get people back to work
  • Strengthening career pathways to ease our labor shortages
  • Building on the successes of strong unions to help anyone who works hard to get ahead
  • Cutting government red tape to help small businesses grow, create more good jobs, and give their workers better pay and benefits

“As a small business owner and fearless civil rights attorney, Christina’s depth of experience with the Bureau of Labor and Industries is unparalleled.”

– Governor Barbara Roberts


U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
Congressman Peter DeFazio
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
American Federation of Teachers, Oregon
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Working Families Party
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 555
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Associated Wall & Ceiling Contractors
The Mother PAC

Full List…

(This information furnished by Christina Stephenson for Oregon.)

Casey Kulla

Occupation: Yamhill County Commissioner, Farmer

Occupational Background: Oakhill Organics (2006–present)

Educational Background: MS (Ecology), BS (Biochemistry), Western Washington University; Taft High School, Lincoln City

Prior Governmental Experience: Yamhill County Commissioner


The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner works for all Oregonians by enforcing labor and civil rights in the workplace, housing and public spaces. BOLI also oversees apprenticeships.


I’ve been a worker, employer, manager, business owner, and elected public servant. This array of experiences means I can see things from many viewpoints. I’m the only candidate in this race with elected executive leadership experience and a record of solid decision-making in a non-partisan role.

It’s not enough to know labor laws. Oregonians need a BOLI Commissioner with a proven history of balancing the competing needs of different groups. As Yamhill County Commissioner, I work with everyone — rural and urban, immigrant and long-been-here, younger and older, business and workers — to create a better place.


  1. Guarantee all Oregonians know their workplace and civil rights, know where to go for help, and know they will get swift, fair resolutions.
  2. Ensure that we have an independent, fully-staffed, responsive civil and worker rights agency, capable of enforcing our laws.
  3. Expand apprenticeships and support apprentices with childcare, so that all Oregonians have access to debt-free, high-skill, high-wage work.


I’m endorsed by elected officials, union members, business owners, organizers, Democrats, Independents, & Republicans from all over Oregon, including:

  • Ted Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon 2003-2011
  • The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
  • Rural Engagement Project
  • Representatives David Gomberg & Paul Evans
  • Metro Council President Lynn Peterson
  • County Commissioners Pat Malone (Benton), Melissa Cribbins (Coos), Jim Doherty (Morrow), Jeremy Gordon (Polk)
  • Mayors Beth Wytoski (Dayton), Mark Gamba (Milwaukie)
  • Mohamed Alyajouri, PCC Board Chair
  • Candace Avalos, Portland community leader

Find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @caseykulla

For complete endorsements and to contact me, visit:

(This information furnished by Kulla for Oregon.)

Cheri Helt

Occupation: Restaurant owner

Occupational Background: Restaurants

Educational Background: B.S., Michigan State University

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; 9 Years, Bend-La Pine School Board

“Oregon needs a practical voice to advocate for working families, small businesses, and jobs. I understand Pandemic exhaustion, and the toll of rising prices for food, housing and fuel. I bring 18 years of firsthand knowledge of the impacts rules and regulations have on employees and employers. Oregon needs balanced policies and systems we can count on.”

  • As Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries, Cheri will lead the fight for Oregon working families:
  • Vigorously defend workers’ civil rights and right to receive fair pay for their hard work
  • Work to fully and quickly implement paid family medical leave, which Cheri helped pass in the Legislature
  • Strengthen and expand access to apprenticeship programs
  • Partner with employers, employees, homebuilders to create more affordable workforce housing
  • Position Oregon’s workforce and small businesses to propel a growing, sustainable Oregon economy that benefits all workers


  • With her colleagues, passed strongest paid family medical leave plan in nation
  • Protected family budgets from rising taxes, and fees on rents, utilities, gas, cell phones
  • Pioneered affordable workforce housing solutions
  • Fighter for unemployment and health benefits for those in need
  • As School Board member, improved outcomes and opportunities for kids, results not rhetoric
  • Twice nominated by Independent Party of Oregon
  • Proudly supported by members of all political parties
  • Bipartisan leader in Oregon Legislature


  • Supports employees with 100% employer-paid health benefits, generous retirement benefits
  • Prioritized employees during COVID restaurant closures
  • Daughter attending public middle school, Daughter attending Art College, Son serving in Eastern Europe as member of Oregon National Guard
  • Community, business, charitable leader

For more about Cheri, Oregonians who endorse her, and her vision for Oregon’s future:

(This information furnished by Cheri for Oregon.)