FuturePac is a giant political action committee out of Portland created by democrats for the purpose of electing democrats to Oregon House. The current boss of the FuturePac is Rep. Dave Hunt who is also the Speaker of the Oregon House. As the the most powerful democrat in the Oregon House, other Democrats in the House listen very carefully to what Mr. Hunt wants them to do. If they follow the party line, FuturePac will provide them with financial support in the next election.
FuturePac has become Rep. Judy Stiegler’s largest campaign contribution during the 2010 campaign, giving her over $90,0000 which is about 40% of every dollar that Judy has received. But FuturePac has a lot of reasons to want Rep. Judy Stiegler to be re-elected to the Oregon House. In fact, FuturePac has 389,000 reasons to see that happen and every one of those reasons is green. Green, just like a dollar bill. That’s because FuturePac has invested over $389,000 in getting Judy elected in 2008 and trying to get her re-elected in 2010. That is about 9% of every dollar FuturePac has spent during 2008 and 2010. House District 54 is very important to FuturePac’s plans for Oregon.
So far, FuturePac’s investment in Judy Stiegler has paid off handsomely. In the 2009 legislature, Judy voted for every measure promoted by the House democratic leadership. By securing Judy’s election in 2008 with a massive infusion of financial support in excess of $290,000, FuturePac insured that the House District 54 vote would be there to support its objectives whenever that support was needed. A perfect example is Measures 66 and 67 which were passed by the legislature with the help of Judy Stiegler’s votes even though the majority District 54 residents opposed those measures.
Early in the 2010 campaign, Judy scoffed at the idea that she was a big city liberal in her “Bunk” ads. It may be true that Judy, herself, is not such a person. Unfortunately, however, it appears that she has decided to do the bidding for big city liberals. We will soon find out if the people of District 54 approve of that arrangement.