Elect Democratic Women Endorses Janelle Bynum for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the Congressional Member-led committee dedicated to electing Democratic women to Congress, announced its endorsement of Janelle Bynum for Oregon’s 5th Congressional District.

“Janelle is a hard-working public servant who has spent her career fighting for the people of Oregon. In the state House of Representatives, she has been a staunch advocate for expanding reproductive freedoms and lowering costs for families. As a local business owner, she has been a valued mentor to her employees and provided scholarships to help them continue their education. EDW is confident Janelle will be an accomplished member of Congress and is proud to support her campaign,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Chair of Elect Democratic Women. 

“It is an honor to be endorsed by Elect Democratic Women,” said Janelle Bynum. “I am ready to flip this seat to continue my fight for the families in Oregon’s 5th District. It is time we had a Representative that will fight for small business support, affordable healthcare, and reproductive freedom and I am excited to work alongside the members of EDW to be that advocate.”


Elect Democratic Women was formed in 2018 by Democratic members of Congress with the purpose of electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and higher office, based on the understanding that democracy is best served by a diverse Congress that reflects the people they represent. 

The Executive Board is made up of six sitting members of Congress: Chair Lois Frankel, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Norma Torres.