Al Densmore, OR HD-5

Al Densmore is a native Oregonian and lifelong educator. He has served in the Oregon state legislature as a Democrat and is now running to represent Oregon's 5th as an independent.

Al is often described as a "Mr. Rogers" type by his friends, and he brings a soft-spoken, compassionate and powerful presence to his work.

A native Oregonian, he was born and raised in Portland. He attended Portland State University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 1968, Al started his career as a teacher at Medford Senior High School. Less than two years later, he was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.