Cornilles Press Release Previews ELGL Meeting & Announces Endorsements





BEAVERTON, OR – Today, Rob Cornilles, candidate for U.S. Congress, announces the endorsements of several school board members from school districts around Oregon’s First Congressional District. Cornilles, father of three sons who attended Tigard-Tualatin public schools, will speak about education and other topics at the Emerging Local Government Leaders event in Tigard.

Endorsements include Beaverton School Board Chair LeeAnn Larsen, Vice-Chair Sarah Smith, and former board member Mike Leopold; Sherwood School Board member Mark Christie; and Scappoose School Board member Will Kessi.

“As a member of the Beaverton School Board, current Chair and mother of 5 children, I understand the challenges facing our K-12 schools. Rob has gone out of his way to listen to concerned parents, teachers and principals and school board members and seek out the most innovative solutions to these challenges, including giving teachers the support and resources necessary for success in the classroom.”

“I’m excited to announce the support of these dedicated leaders at the Emerging Local Government Leaders lunch today,” Cornilles said. “The support I’m getting from parents, teachers, and students across the district tells me I’m not the only one ready to advocate for change. I’m ready to listen, think outside the box and find solutions to ensure our children have the skills and knowledge they need to compete in a global economy.”

In my small business, Game Face, I’ve trained hundreds of young people for successful careers. We also need to get our economy back on track, creating new jobs so young people can stay and work right here at home. Everyone knows our children are the future – it’s time we start putting them first.”

Rob Cornilles is running in the January 31st special election to replace David Wu in Oregon’s First Congressional District.


Rob Cornilles has spent his life building careers for others and understands the rigors of sustaining a successful business with productive employees. The company Rob founded in 1995 in the First Congressional District, Game Face, Inc., has placed more than 500 individuals into jobs and trained more than 30,000 professionals in how to achieve greater success. Game Face has created 60 jobs alone in Oregon’s First District. Rob is a member of the board of Special Olympics Oregon, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Umpqua Bank, Oregon International Air Show, and the Oregon League of Minority Voters. He is married to Allison and both are native Oregonians, raised in Washington and Yamhill counties in the First Congressional District. Cornilles was the 2010 Republican nominee for the District.

Oregon’s First Congressional District stretches from downtown Portland to the Oregon Coast and encompasses all of Washington, Yamhill, Columbia and Clatsop counties, and part of Multnomah County.