It is an honor to represent the people of North and Northeast Portland in the Oregon Legislature. We are a district rich in diversity and ambition.
I continue to serve as the Senate Majority Whip alongside my friend Senator Sara Gelser. For the 2023 session, I also continue to serve on the Joint Ways and Means Committee and co-chair its Subcommittee on Education, in addition to continuing to serve on its Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Subcommittee on Capital Construction. I will also continue serving on the Joint Committee on Transporation, and the Joint Committee on the Interstate 5 Bridge. I was reappointed to the Joint Committee on Legislative Policy and Research and newly appointed to the Senate Committee on Education. As of April 20, I was also appointed Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation as my friend Senator Gorsek, the original co-chair, was out on medical leave. With eight committees, this puts me at more committee assignments than any other legislator and I look forward to new opportunities to solve problems for Oregon.
We continue to face urgent problems with scarce resources with which to solve them. I believe in asking of every decision, “How will this make our lives better, in my District and in the State as a whole?” I think we also have to consider: "Will this decision make something worse?" I am proud of the work we have done to focus what we have on building our economic vitality and security. I will continue to focus on increasing economic opportunities, protecting and improving our environment both locally and globally, improving public safety in a real, meaningful and humane way, and ensuring access to a complete and comprehensive education for every child, close to home.
I sincerely value your input, questions and concerns; in fact, I need them. Please do not hesitate to contact my office regarding any issue that is important to you or for help navigating government resources. You can contact my office at 503-986-1722, or by email at
Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov. Please know that we see and hear every message that we receive and as we get hundreds of calls and emails per day, we appreciate your patience as we respond to any questions you may ask.
Senate District 22
North and Northeast Portland