Brian Tosky

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Brian Tosky
Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 34
Associate'sIndian Hills Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Master'sPortland State University
Campaign website
Brian Tosky was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 34 of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Tosky earned his A.A. in Letters and Science from Indian Hills Community College, his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and his master's degree in Communications from Portland State University. His professional experience includes teaching at PCC, PSU, and the College of Menominee Nation, in educational research and curriculum development and trained teachers and administrators on how best to implement curriculum.[1]


Campaign themes


Tosky's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "We all know that the better our education system is, the better our economy and quality of life will be. Oregon has a good public school system that needs help. In the Legislature, I will do all that I can to ensure that education receives the funding needed to decrease class size, provide teachers and students access to technology, and repair our deteriorating school buildings."

Women’s Rights

  • Excerpt: "Our society cannot succeed if we ignore and diminish the accomplishments of half of our citizens. In the workplace, I am strongly in support of equal pay for equal work and support robust maternity leave and paternity leave programs. Having access to both maternity and paternity leave programs sends the signal to new parents that raising children is a shared responsibility between both parents. People’s personal lives should remain personal, I will work to protect a woman’s right to choose and access to contraception."

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Businesses based in Oregon create the backbone of our workforce. Oregonians have a strong tradition of supporting local businesses, big and small. Whether it is the small coffee shop near your office or the big high tech company down the street, we understand that local businesses bring jobs and character to our communities. We have to make sure our tax code and regulations support local businesses, so we can retain and attract companies that fill our needs and reflect our values."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Ken Helm defeated Brian Tosky and Jason Yurgel in the Democratic primary. Helm defeated write-in candidate Brenden King (R) in the general election. King ran as a Libertarian candidate and Helm ran on the Working Families Party ticket.[3][4]



In 2014, Tosky's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
  • Oregon Business Association
  • Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Stand for Children, Beaverton Chapter


Tosky and his wife, Lindsay, have two children.[1]

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