Elect Democratic Women Endorses Maxine Dexter for Oregon’s 3rd 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 Maxine Dexter for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.

“As a physician, Maxine knows how important access to health care is, especially for women. As a state Representative, she has fought to expand access to abortion rights and affordable health care in Oregon and will continue to do so in Congress. Elect Democratic Women is proud to endorse Maxine’s candidacy and we look forward to serving with her as our colleague,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Chair of Elect Democratic Women.

“As a mom, doctor, and Legislator I am honored to have the endorsement of Elect Democratic Women in my campaign,” said Maxine Dexter. “Our values and rights, including access to reproductive health care, are under threat and as Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District’s next Representative, I will work with the women of EDW to fight hard to ensure they are protected.”


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.