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Legislator PhotoSenator Chris Gorsek

Democrat - District 25 - Gresham

Capitol Phone: 503.986.1725
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-403, Salem, Oregon 97301

Consumer Protection Law, SB 256, passes Oregon Senate, cracks down on counterfeit airbagsKCBY114/12/2023 
Oregon Senate passes street racing bill amid deaths from illegal racesOregon Capital Chronicle4/6/2023 
Oregon Senate passes Bill 615 that cracks down on street racingNews104/6/2023 
OHA denies Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center’s request to close its Family Birth CenterFox12 3/29/2023 
East County lawmakers band together in support of Legacy Birth CenterThe Gresham Outlook3/13/2023 
Oregon lawmaker wants to mandate fentanyl education in public schoolsCENTRAL OREGON DAILY NEWS3/3/2023 
Oregon lawmaker wants fentanyl education required amid growing overdose crisisKATU3/2/2023 
Oregon bill aims to crack down on illegal street racingKGW2/21/2023 
Oregon lawmakers consider police reform billsKATU1/30/2023 
Senator blasts Portland response to antifa, Proud Boys brawlThe Gresham Outlook8/27/2021 
20 Oregon Lawmakers Urge Portland Officials to Deny Zenith Energy’s Application to Expand Oil TerminalWillamette Week8/20/2021 
Police Can’t Lie to Juveniles in Questioning Under Illinois LawBloomberg Law7/15/2021 
Lawmakers divvy up federal money for community projectsPortland Tribune6/27/2021 
Oregon bill funds ‘benefits navigators’ at public universities, collegesOPB6/23/2021 
Oregon fast-tracks bill cracking down on catalytic converter thefts, lawmaker saysKATU2 ABC6/16/2021 
Bill Passed By Oregon Senate Attempts To Stop Police From Lying To Get Confessions From Minor SuspectsKDRV 12 ABC5/24/2021 
Oregon lawmakers advance a bill to crack down on catalytic converter theftOPB4/21/2021 
Op-ed: Police deception during interrogations too often leads to false confessions. Ban the tactic.Chicago Tribune4/14/2021 
Oregon bill would end police trickery and deceit in juvenile interrogationsStreet Roots4/7/2021 
Oregon bill aims to stall rise of catalytic converter theftsKGW83/15/2021 
Former cops in Oregon Legislature: Police reforms needed, concerns lingerStatesman Journal9/6/2020 
Beverage tax burdens poor, threatens jobs and doesn't fix big problems: Guest opinionThe Oregonian1/30/2018 
Local lawmakers help to wrangle millions for Rockwood developmentThe Gresham Outlook7/25/2017 
Gorsek snags transportation dollars for TroutdaleThe Gresham Outlook7/18/2017 
Oregon school spending to top $8BThe Bend Bulletin6/27/2017 
MHCC holds vigil for fallen law officersThe Gresham Outlook6/1/2017 
Oregon House passes renter protection bill, Senate considers itThe Gresham Outlook5/18/2017 
Woman's death on rafting trip leads to helmet billThe Gresham Outlook5/9/2017 
Oregon House OKs requiring recording of youth interrogationsNews Channel 21 KTVZ5/3/2017 
Chris Gorsek backs 'inclusion' committeeThe Gresham Outlook5/2/2017 
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Tougher Consequences for Street Racing Pass Oregon Senate4/6/2023 10:32 AM 
Oregon Senate Supports Use of Apprenticeships in Public Projects with Passage of Bipartisan Bill2/21/2023 10:14 AM 
Senate Passes Increased Tax Resource Funding for Underserved Oregonians3/4/2022 2:39 PM 
Legislative and Funding Accomplishments in the 2021 Session9/14/2021 2:34 PM 
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Banning Police from Lying to Youth During Interrogations6/14/2021 4:15 PM 
Compensation for Oregon’s Wrongfully Convicted4/26/2021 4:20 PM 
Senator Gorsek Champions Bill  to Address Illegal Catalytic Converter Market4/21/2021 4:11 PM 
Two Bills reducing future backlogs at the Oregon Employment Dept. pass with bipartisan support.4/6/2021 4:22 PM 
Sen Gorsek Responds To GOP Walkout3/22/2020 2:46 PM 
Hearings to Address Fairness in Juvenile Questioning3/20/2017 2:35 PM 
East County Legislators Deliver on Priorities in 2015 Session7/6/2015 7:28 PM 
House Votes to Create Summer Learning Grants for Highest-Need Schools3/4/2014 2:45 PM 
Bill to Study Free Community College Tuition Wins House Approval2/25/2014 1:30 PM 
Sample Press Release8/14/2013 2:10 AM 
East County Legislators Deliver on Priorities in 2013 Session7/15/2013 9:13 AM 
Legislature Approves Full Audit of TriMet7/2/2013 9:16 AM 
Rep. Gorsek Calls for Audit of TriMet6/6/2013 2:08 PM 
Rep. Gorsek Wants Fair Treatment for Students5/22/2013 2:11 PM 
House Votes to Increase Transparency of Higher Education Costs4/23/2013 2:12 PM 
Rep. Gorsek's Proposal to Reorganize TriMet Board Gathers Support4/16/2013 2:12 PM 
Legislation that Holds Insurance Companies Accountable for Fraud Passes the House4/2/2013 2:57 PM 
Sen. Monnes Anderson and Rep. Gorsek Announce Town Hall on Education3/4/2013 2:58 PM 
Monnes Anderson and Gorsek to Hold Town Hall Meeting2/5/2013 2:58 PM 
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