Darlene Huntress


Associate Director

  • Office: (503) 287-4117
  • Cell: (503) 983-3258

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Darlene’s background is in capacity building, leadership development and political advocacy. She is originally from Portland, Maine, where she worked for seven years as Public Policy Director with Equality Maine, during which time she helped to pass four major LGBT civil rights laws. In 2009, Darlene directed the legislative campaign in which Maine became the first state in the country to pass a gay marriage bill into law. She also served as Statewide Field Director for the Maine Marriage Equality Initiative. After moving to Oregon in 2009 and prior to becoming Associate Director at Unite Oregon, Darlene worked as a National Organizer for the Alliance for a Just Society and then as Executive Director of Oregon Action.

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