Nathan Soltz (He/Him/His)
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, 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 universities. Nathan is also a familiar face in Oregon Democratic politics, being politically involved since 2015 and currently serving as the Chair of the state party's Latino Caucus, 2nd Congressional District Committee and Platform & Resolutions Committee. 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 Medford, collects watches and enjoys watching horror movies in his (little) free time.
Emily Sorce (She/Her/Hers)
Shayla Freirch (She/Her/Hers)
To contact Nathan or any of our staff members, send an email to Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov.