The following are the Democratic candidates for Oregon’s Senate District 3, the position currently held by Republican Representative Alan DeBoer.
Kevin Stine, Medford, Oregon
Kevin Stine is a Medford City Councilor who served in the US Navy and currently works at ACCESS where he helps homeless veterans get housing.
Jeff Golden, Ashland, Oregon
Jeff Golden was a homebuilder and river guide, then earned a masters degree in communications from Stanford University. That led to three decades of journalism as a reporter, columnist, author of four books, host of JPR’s Jefferson Exchange and producer/host of Immense Possibilities. He was formerly a Jackson County Commissioner.
Julian Bell, Ashland, Oregon
Julian Bell is a Medical Doctor with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Cornell University. His legislative priority is to establish universal state wide health insurance that replaces private insurance. He also plans to leverage our state’s resources to build clean energy infrastructure. He wants a corporate taxation system combined with reductions in tax for lower and middle income Oregonians to provide stable funding for education.
Athena Goldberg, Medford, Oregon
Athena Goldberg is a social worker, mom, former small business owner, and a longtime resident of Jackson County. Athena is the Director of Behavioral Health for AllCare Health, an organization that serves the healthcare needs of Southern Oregonians. Previously, she provided therapy for children and adults as a mental health specialist for Jackson County Mental Health.