Representative Mitch Greenlick
Democrat - District 33 - Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-493, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Phone: 503-297-2416
District Address: 412 NW Couch St #104 Portland, OR 97209
Mitch Greenlick (D, HD33) was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives
in 2002. House District 33 comprises Northwest Portland, Northwest Multnomah
County and Northeast Washington County. He serves a Chair of the House
Committee on Health Care, a post he has held since 2007. He also serves on the
House Committee on Land Use and on the Ways and Means Sub-committee on Human
Services. In past sessions he has served on the House Committee on
Transportation, on the House Committee on Education and its Higher Education
Sub-committee, on the House Rules Committee and as vice-chair of the House
Committee on Land Use.
Representative Greenlick was the sponsor or the chief co-sponsor of five
bills signed by the Governor during his freshman session in 2003. During the
2005 Session he successfully passed eight bills in which he was the sponsor or
the chief co-sponsor. The key bills for which Mitch led the fight in 2003 were
the venture capital bill (HB3613), the bulk prescription purchasing bill (SB
875), the patient safety bill (HB 2340). In 2005 he sponsored a bill to change
HIV testing procedures during ob visits (HB 2706), several annexation bills, and
a bill to make Oregon the first state to require safe handling of airbags
containing sodium azide when an automobile is dismantled.(HB 2507). He
successfully sponsored several key bills during the 2007 session and was an
architect of SB 329, the bill which created the Oregon Health Fund Board.
Mitch was the chief petitioner for the HOPE for Oregon Families Initiative.
The HOPE initiative campaign was an unsuccessful attempt to put a constitutional
amendment on the November, 2006 ballot, although 116,000 signatures backed the
initiative. If passed, the HOPE would have put the right to health care into
the Oregon constitution.
Mitch received his BS and MS from Wayne State University in Detroit and his
Ph.D. in Medical Care Organization from the University of Michigan. In addition
to his duties as a legislator, Mitch is professor emeritus and past chair of the
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the Medical School of
OHSU. Mitch was director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and
Vice President for Research, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for more than 30 years,
until he retired from KP in 1995.
He served as a Trustee of the Northwest Health Foundation for ten years
through 2008. Mitch was elected to the National Academies of Science’s
Institute of Medicine in 1971. In 1995 he was awarded the Presidential Award by
the Association for Health Services Research (now Academy Health) for his
life-time achievements in health services research. In 2005 he was awarded the
“Public Health Genius” award by the Community Health Partnership and the
“Lifetime Achievement” award by the Oregon Public Health Association. He has
published more than 200 books, articles and papers.