|Former candidate for|
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 42|
|Profession||High School teacher|
Gavitte's professional experience includes working as a history, philosophy and government teacher at Grant High School for the past 13 years.
Gavitte's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
In Salem I plan to advocate for:
- K-12 parents, students, and teachers
- Environmental protection and sustainability
- College affordability
- Housing affordability
- Marriage equality now
- Livable wage legislation
Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Rob Nosse defeated John Sweeney, Kathleen O'Brien, Dan Shaw, Don Gavitte and Teddy Keizer in the Democratic primary. Nosse is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Bruce Alexander Knight is running as a Libertarian candidate. Nosse and Knight will face off in the general election.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2014|
In 2014, Gavitte's endorsements includedd the following:
- Oregon Education Association
- Portland Association of Teachers
- NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
- Senator Mark Hass– Education Committee Chair
- Steve Buel – Portland School Board
- Andrew Davidson – Portland School Board
- Stephen Piucci – President, Oregon State Bar 2011
- John Miller – Executive Director, Oregon ON
- Ken Ruoff – Director, PSU Center for Japanese Studies
- Linda Walton – Professor Emeriti of History, PSU
Gavitte and his wife, Mary, have two children.
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- Oregon State Senate elections, 2014
- Oregon State Legislature
- Oregon House of Representatives
- Oregon House of Representatives District 42
- Official campaign website
- Don Gavitte on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Oregon Secretary of State - Candidate list
- Official campaign website, "Home pages," accessed April 28, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Platform," accessed April 28, 2014
- Associated Press, "2014 Oregon House of Representatives Primary Results," accessed May 20, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 17, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Supporters," accessed April 28, 2014