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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Diego Hernandez

Democrat - District 47 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-373, Salem, Oregon 97301


The State Capitol at dusk.Dear Friends and Neighbors,


Thank you for visiting my legislative website, I am honored to serve the mighty and multicultural East Portland as State Representative of Oregon’s 47th district.

I encourage you to use this page as an opportunity to voice your questions, thoughts, and issues that are important to you. Please feel free to call our office at (503) 986-1447, or email me at

I was raised in East Portland and attended David Douglas, Parkrose and Reynolds schools. My mom was a single parent who raised 4 kids in poverty. She taught us to help others and that together, with hard work and perseverance, success is possible.  I took her sacrifices to heart and worked my way through college, building a career around serving and helping people. My family’s story of adversity and perseverance is so common in our community and that is why I am a strong advocate for working families.

As the product of Oregon public schools, former educator and current Reynolds School Board member, I know that success starts in our classrooms and with the public services that level the playing field for Oregonians. We are not making investments in those essential programs. My highest priority is to work towards fully funding our public education system. That means we must fix our broken revenue system:

  • I will prioritize stable education funding in order to lower class sizes, close the achievement gap and invest in early childhood education programs.
  • I will stand up for East Portland’s fair share of infrastructure investments.
  • I will advocate for affordable housing and for stable, secure and affordable housing, so local families can afford to stay in our community.
  • I will prioritize health equity legislation and legislation the creates a fair shot for all Oregonians.
  • I’m deeply committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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Thank you for the opportunity to serve you,

Diego Hernandez, MSW
Oregon House District 47

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