Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am proud to represent District 3 in the Oregon State Senate serving Medford, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Applegate, Ruch and Ashland.
As Oregon’s economy grows and recovers from unprecedented challenges, I worked last year with my fellow state legislators to move Oregon forward. We delivered an impressive list of accomplishments in 2014 that put Oregon families and small businesses first, reinvested in public education, improved job creation, and made college more affordable and accessible.
With the 2015 Legislative Session rapidly approaching, I’ve been reflecting on my community’s decision to send me back to Salem for another term. It was a long campaign trail and I am truly honored by the support and I am looking forward to continuing to represent everyone – not just those who voted for me.
I am returning to the Capitol in February to continue to fight for Oregon families, creating a climate where local businesses thrive, prioritizing funding for our public schools, and lowering healthcare costs while making the system more efficient. I am also expecting serious discussions regarding a carbon tax, raising the minimum wage and reinvesting in higher education.
There is always more to do for Southern Oregon, but I'm proud that our added investment in education, small business, and the transformations we have made in health care mean a healthier, more prosperous Oregon for the years to come.
I always like to hear your ideas, concerns and questions. Please get in touch by contacting my Capitol office by phone (503)986-1703, or in-district office in Medford by phone (541) 864-0990. You are always welcome to reach me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dr. Alan Bates