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Legislator PhotoSenator Lew Frederick

Democrat - District 22 - N/NE Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1722
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-419, Salem, Oregon 97301


​Legislative Staff

 Nathan Soltz (He/Him/Él)
 Chief of Staff
Nathan has been my Chief of Staff since December 2019. He has worked in my office each session since my first in the Senate in 2017. Before working for me, he worked for Senator Dr. Alan Bates in 2016, his Senator for his hometown of Medford. During the 2019 interim, he worked for Senator Jeff Golden, also representing Medford.

A first-generation college graduate and the son of an immigrant from El Salvador, Nathan earned degrees from Western Oregon University in both philosophy and psychology; while at WOU, he was active in student government, his senior year serving as president of the student senate. As Senate President, Nathan led the fight for WOU's student government to be Oregon's first-ever to endorse on ballot measure campaigns, a successful endeavor that led to the legislature passing a bill to make such action easier for other public university student governments. Nathan is also a familiar face in Oregon politics in his own right, being politically involved since 2015 and currently serving as the Secretary of the Democratic Party of Oregon, and previously serving as Chair of the state party's 2nd Congressional District Committee, Platform & Resolutions Committee, and Latino Caucus. In 2016, at the age of 19, he was Oregon's youngest-ever Democratic National Convention delegate and was Oregon's youngest-ever presidential elector in 2020 at the age of 23.

Nathan lives in Salem is currently a part-time evening student at Lewis & Clark Law School where he is a Juris Doctor candidate concentrating in Indian Law and Civil Rights Law. Nathan is a "car guy" who collects watches and enjoys watching horror movies in his (little) free time.

 Emily Sorce (She/Her/Hers)
 Legislative Aide

 Cameron Quackenbush (He/Him/His)
 Legislative Intern

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