Welcome to my legislative website.
I am honored to represent Senate District 14, including parts of Beaverton, Aloha, and Washington County. As your State Senator, I am committed to funding our schools, protecting Oregon families, and creating jobs.
The Legislature recently completed the 2017 Legislative session. Through a lot of hard work and cooperation, we funded education at a higher-level than ever before in Oregon; passed a once-in-a-generation transportation package that makes strategic investments in roads, highways, bridges, and public transportation throughout the state; and took a first-step in reining in the cost of government.
This session the Legislature also removed the $10 million per year funding cap on the Oregon Promise. Due to its popularity, the Oregon Promise costs more than originally anticipated, which is a good thing. Not only does the Oregon Promise help young Oregonians continue their education, but it also leverages Federal Pell Grants and other financial aid to bring Oregon more funds than the program costs per year.
In the coming sessions, it is my goal to work with my fellow legislators, constituents like you, and other stakeholders to craft a comprehensive, bipartisan package to stabilize Oregon's budget. I am dedicated to improving Oregon's financial footing by reforming our volatile tax code and containing the cost of government. This is the best way for the state to provide Oregonians with the education and other services they need.
As always, I value your input, questions, and concerns. You can contact me by calling me at 503-986-1714 or emailing me at email@example.com. Please also subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on Twitter, and like me on Facebook for updates throughout the year.