I'm a fifth-generation Oregonian with deep roots in Clackamas County. It's time we had a State Senator in this district who represents our values and works for the people who live here. I'll be that Senator.


About Charles

Charles Gallia is a fifth generation Oregonian whose connection to Clackamas County runs deep. He and his siblings were raised by a single mom, with help from their forest ranger grandfather. Together, these powerful role models gave them an appreciation of the outdoors, the value of a quality education, and a good sense of humor even when times are tough.

Born in St. Helens and raised in Clackamas County, Gallia attended local public schools. He went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Middle East Studies Specialist Certificate as well as a PhD in Public Administration and Policy, all at Portland State University.

Charles is a Senior Policy Advisor for Research and Evaluation at the Oregon Health Authority. He spends his time at work putting information into action by measuring health outcomes and ensuring Oregonians are receiving quality care. He specializes in issues of health care equity and adding the patient’s voice to care.

He is also very active in the local community. Charles is co-founder of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, working with private and public health clinics. The group aids clinics to coordinate and share information to provide better patient care.

Charles currently serves on the Clackamas County Parks Advisory Board and Economic Development Commission.

Endorsed by

  • Oregon Education Association

  • Oregon School Employees Association

  • American Federation of Teachers - Oregon

  • AAUP - Oregon

  • The Sierra Club

  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters

  • Northwest Sportsfishing Industry Association PAC

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, PAC

  • Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

  • Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs

  • Oregon AFL-CIO

  • Oregon AFSCME Council 75

  • UFCW Local 555

  • Ironworkers Local 29

  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 36

  • Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37

  • International Longshore & Warehouse Union OADC

  • IBEW Local 48

  • SEIU Local 49 & SEIU Local 503

  • Oregon Nurses Association

  • Oregon Chiropractors Association

  • independents for Progressive Action

  • Willamette Women Democrats

  • Our Revolution

  • Basic Rights Oregon

  • The Mother PAC

  • PCUN

  • US Senator Jeff Merkley

  • US Senator Ron Wyden

  • US Congressman Kurt Schrader

  • Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts

  • Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury

  • Former House Speaker Dave Hunt

  • State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer

  • State Representative Mark Meek

  • State Senator Lew Frederick

  • State Senator Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward

  • State Senator Mark Hass

  • State Senator Michael Dembrow

  • State Senator Rob Wagner

  • Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard

  • Clackamas County Commissioner Ken Humberston

  • Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader

  • Canby City Councilor Sarah Spoon

  • Gladstone City Councilor Matt Tracy

  • Oregon City Councilor Brian Shaw

  • Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba

  • Estacada Mayor Sean Drinkwine

  • BOLI Commissioner elect Val Hoyle

  • Annette Mattson, MHCC Board of Education

  • Chuck Sheketoff

  • Rosie Stephens

  • Samuel Metz

  • Reverend Marcia Stanard

  • Multnomah County Democrats

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