Here are some interesting facts about OLCS:

  • 31 alumni have run for publicly elected office

  • 18 alumni won those races

  • Our alumni represent 7 different political parties

  • Our alumni span the state, coming from 12 different counties

  • Our alumni come from over 26 different unions

  • We have trained 89 members since 2012, and this number is growing

  • Closing the gap for underrepresented communities in elected office is a priority for OLCS: 52% of our alumni self-identify as a person of color or LBGTQIA.

  • Gender equity is a goal for OLCS. Currently women and non-binary people make up 40% of our alumni class.

Elected alumni (past and current)

State legislature

Teresa Alonso Leon, HD 22 (2016)

Rob Nosse, HD 24 (2014)

Sheri Malstrom, HD 27 (2016)

Rachel Prusak, HD 37 (2018)

city council

Sally Cook, Salem (2017)

Kylle Allen, Hillsboro (2016)

Olivia Alcaire, Hillsboro (2018)

Brian Adams, Sandy (2012)

Mark Crenshaw, Junction City (2017)

school board

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh (2017)

Erick Flores, Parkrose School Board (2013)

Susan Hardy, Oakridge School Board (2015)

Joe Lewis, Scappoose School Board

Scott Mills, North Marion County School Board (2015)

Austin Folnagy, Klamath Falls Community College Board (2013)

Michael Sonnleitner, Portland Community College Board (2017)

Siobhan Burke, Multnomah Educational Service District (2015)

Francisco Acosta, Multnomah Educational Service District (2013)

Denyse Peterson, Multnomah Educational Service District (2018)


Jennifer Chapman, Yamhill County Circuit Judge (2018)


Temple Lentz, Clark County Council (2018)