As someone who grew up working-class in southern Oregon, it is a great and humbling honor to be appointed State Senator in this beautiful district. I love this land and these people dearly. From the stunning coastline to the golden marshes, from the deep green forest to the swiftly flowing rivers, I find endless beauty in every corner of District 16. And most especially, I love the hardworking folks in all five counties—Tillamook, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, and Washington—that I have the privilege to represent. I’m inspired by the hardworking Oregonians of my district—folks like farmers, brewers, teachers, nurses, construction workers, fishermen, and small business owners.
I am deeply grateful to my parents and grandparents who raised me, to my siblings for their steadfast friendship, and to my husband and stepdaughter for their love and support. I could not do this work without all of them.
As the new State Senator for District 16, I hope my constituents know how seriously I take this responsibility. I will represent you to the best of my ability—regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum. We may disagree at times, but you’ll always know where I’m coming from and how I reached a conclusion. I hope you will weigh in as often as you want on the issues under consideration in Salem and how they impact you and your family. And if you ever need assistance with issues that my office can help address, I hope you’ll give me call or send an email. My door is always open and my phone is always on!
Senator Rachel Armitage