Four dozen prominent Oregon women have endorsed a third-party bid by Ashton Simpson to unseat state Rep. Diego Hernandez, a Democrat who is challenging allegations of sexual harassment and creating a hostile workplace in the Legislature.

Simpson is community asset director for The Rosewood Initiative and the nominee of the Working Families Party in House District 47, which covers East Portland. Hernandez was unopposed in the May 19 primary for his party's nomination to a third term. Ryan Gardner, a small-business owner, was unopposed for the Republican nomination.