Don Gavitte

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Don Gavitte
Candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 42
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionHigh School teacher
Campaign website
Don Gavitte was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 42 of the Oregon House of Representatives.


Gavitte's professional experience includes working as a history, philosophy and government teacher at Grant High School for the past 13 years.[1]


Campaign themes


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

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



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. Rob Nosse defeated John Sweeney, Kathleen O'Brien, Dan Shaw, Don Gavitte and Teddy Keizer in the Democratic primary. Nosse also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Bruce Alexander Knight ran as a Libertarian candidate. Nosse defeated Knight in the general election.[3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives District 42, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Nosse Incumbent 90.6% 26,321
     Libertarian Bruce A. Knight 8.6% 2,493
     None Miscellaneous 0.8% 225
Total Votes 29,039



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

  • 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.[1]

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