I am honored to serve residents of southern Jackson County for a third term in the Oregon Legislature. House District 5 includes Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, the southwest corner of Medford, Jacksonville and Ruch, and spans from the Applegate to the Green Springs. I'm convinced my district has the state's most passionate and involved constituents.
In the wake of multiple crises brought on by the pandemic, catastrophic wildlife, social inequities and a housing shortage, I am committed to taking bold and transformative action in support of all Oregonians—for our health, our environment and our economy.
Highlights and outcomes of the 2021 Legislative Session can be found HERE.
In the 2021 legislative session, which ran from Jan 19-June 28, 2021, I was honored to serve as Chair of the House Committee On Energy and Environment, shepherding policies to promote energy efficiency, energy affordability and environmental justice; moving Oregon to 100% clean electricity, and focusing on meaningful policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the 2021-22 Interim, I will serve as chair of the House Interim Committee On Environment and Natural Resources.
I am also very pleased to serve as Vice-Chair of the House Special Committee On Wildfire Recovery, which is charged with supporting fire-impacted communities as we rebound from the devastation experienced in 2020. Wildfire mitigation, response and resilience are paramount in rural communities across Oregon— I continue to advocate for policies and funding that will help us to reduce risk and respond to the devastating impacts of smoke and fire.
In addition, I am currently appointed as a member of the Joint Committee On Information Management and Technology, the House Interim Committee On Agriculture and Land Use, the House Interim Committee On Housing and the House Interim Committee On Revenue. I will also continue my role as House Democratic Leadership Team as Assistant House Majority Leader.
During the Interim
The next legislative session, a short session, will take place from February 1-March 7, 2022. During this Interim, I am focusing on helping District 5 and the State to identify and implement solutions to the region's urgent issues—drought, wildfire recovery, illegal cannabis/hemp, and housing, and seeking policy opportunities for long term stability and recovery here in Southern Jackson County.
A thousand thanks for your support – I'm so honored to be your voice for Southern Oregon. You can stay informed about my progress on these priorities and constituent news by sign-up up for my newsletter.
As always, please be in touch with your concerns, questions and feedback.
Representative Pam Marsh
Oregon House District 5