Election Alert: Tea Party Express Endorses Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Mike Erickson, and Alek Skarlatos for Congress in Oregon

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of three excellent Congressional candidates: Lori Chavez-DeRemer in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, Mike Erickson in Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, and Alek Skarlatos in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Between the uncontrolled riots in Portland and the soured national economy, Oregonians are providing Republicans an opportunity to win seats in a traditionally Democratic state.  We are pleased to support Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Mike Erickson, and Alek Skarlatos for election to Congress because they are committed to pushing back against tax-and-spend Democrats in Congress who are spending our country into oblivion. 

Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Oregon’s 5th Congressional District.  Lori Chavez-DeRemer has dedicated her life to serving the people of Oregon to help improve their overall quality of life and make Oregon a great place to live and raise a family.

“A true local activist, Lori began serving the people of Happy Valley by first serving on the Happy Valley Parks Committee.  She was then elected to the Happy Valley City Council, and later became City Council President.  

Lori Chavez DeRemer, Congressional Candidate

“Deciding she wanted to do more, she ran for Mayor and was elected to serve two terms, becoming the first female and Latina to be elected as Mayor of Happy Valley.  Lori and her husband also started a local anesthesia business, which they continue to manage today. 

“As a small businesswoman, Lori plans to take the same commitment to fiscal responsibility she used as Mayor and to run her business into the halls of Congress to rein in runaway spending and balance the budget.  She understands clearly you can’t keep spending money you don’t have and expect a good result.

“With Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other liberals in Congress continuing to drive up inflation and rack up more national debt, we need proven leaders like Lori Chavez-DeRemer to stand up and say ‘enough is enough.’  I’m confident Lori will advocate for our Tea Party principles to reduce the size of government, end massive tax hikes, and stop runaway spending, and we are pleased to endorse her campaign. 

Mike Erickson, Oregon’s 6th Congressional DistrictMike Erickson is a small business owner who cares about his local community, and he’s determined to push back against the ever-increasing government overreach that is destroying the quality of life for Oregonians. 

“As President of AFMS LLC, Supply Chain & Logistics Consulting, Mike knows firsthand how the disastrous policies of Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have led to record-high inflation and an unsustainable national debt.   

“While Democrats in Oregon continue to raise taxes and impose crushing regulations on small business owners, Mike Erickson is committed to cutting taxes and getting the government off the backs of Oregonians.  He knows true American prosperity comes from allowing the free market to thrive and more government control only contributes to a weakened economy. 

“With our country in economic turmoil, we need to elect business leaders like Mike Erickson who understand how to balance a budget and maintain fiscal responsibility.  I’m confident Mike will champion our Tea Party principles to reduce the intrusiveness of government, stop massive tax hikes, and rein in out-of-control spending, and we are honored to endorse his election to Congress. 

Alek Skarlatos, Oregon’s 4th Congressional District.  Alek is a true American patriot who proudly served as an Oregon National Guardsman and deployed to Afghanistan in 2015 to serve our country. 

“His bravery didn’t stop there, as he was one of the four individuals who stopped an armed terrorist on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, which earned him awards and medals including the Soldier’s Medal.

Alek’s valor and commitment to protect those around him led him to run for Congress so he can be part of the solution to stop Nancy Pelosi’s reckless tax-and-spend policies from destroying our nation.  With record-high inflation and the soaring prices of food, gas, and other essential items, it’s clear President Biden’s failed leadership continues to have a devastating effect on the lives of Oregonians. 

“Unlike Democrats in Congress who continue to raise taxes and kick the can down the road for future generations, Alek has pledged to reduce wasteful spending and get our nation back on track. 

“Oregonians deserve a courageous leader like Alek who isn’t a career politician concerned with lining his own pocket, but instead is one who seeks to bring common-sense solutions to our spending crisis, while advocating for the needs of Oregon’s 4th Congressional District in Congress. 

“I’m confident Alek will work to reduce government waste, cut spending, and push back against the massive government outreach that is destroying our economy, and we are pleased to give him our endorsement,” Russo concluded. 

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