Alex Polikoff

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Alex Polikoff
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Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives District 23
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Alex Polikoff was a 2014 Pacific Green Party candidate for District 23 of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Polikoff's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Health Care For All Oregon

  • Excerpt: "I support universal, publicly-funded medical coverage. Health care is a basic right, not a privilege only for those who can afford it."

Establish An Oregon State Bank

  • Excerpt: "Keep our money in Oregon. Stop giving hundreds of millions to JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and the other banks who crashed our financial system and channel that money to small businesses and farmers. North Dakota has a state bank (and fared much better in the latest economic crash); why can't we?"

Fewer Prisoners, Better Schools

  • Excerpt: "Get non-violent drug offenders out of our prison system and use the money for more K-12 teachers & staff, educational aids, and debt relief for college students."

Economic Justice

  • Excerpt: "A fair minimum wage for all who work for a living. Tax policies that mean all pay their fair share, especially corporations who earn large profits but still pay little or no state income tax."

A Sustainable Oregon

  • Excerpt: "I support local food production, and the right to keep GMOs out of our food supply. Convert coal-based power to 100% renewable energy, and resist the influence of out-of-state energy interests. Establish policies that favor small businesses and green technologies. Our goal should be an Oregon that meets our needs as well as our childrens needs, not one of unsustainable growth."



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. Wanda Davis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Nearman defeated incumbent Jim Thompson in the Republican primary. Davis also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Mark Karnowski ran as a Libertarian candidate, while Alex Polikoff ran as a Pacific Green Party candidate. Nearman defeated Davis, Karnowski and Polikoff in the general election.[2][3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives District 23, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Nearman 52.8% 14,474
     Democratic Wanda Davis 36.1% 9,891
     Green Alex Polikoff 4.6% 1,271
     Libertarian Mark Karnowski 2.5% 679
     None Miscellaneous 4.1% 1,116
Total Votes 27,431
Oregon House of Representatives, District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Nearman 63% 4,263
Jim Thompson Incumbent 37% 2,501
Total Votes 6,764


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Polikoff ran for election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 23. Polikoff was defeated by incumbent Jim Thompson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Thompson Incumbent 59.2% 17,864
     Democratic Ross Swartzendruber 32.9% 9,937
     Pacific Green Alex Polikoff 7.9% 2,381
Total Votes 30,182

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