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Representative Nancy NathansonRepresentative Nancy Nathanson

Democrat - District 13 - Eugene

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1413   District Phone: 541-343-2206
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-279, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 41895 Eugene, OR 97404


Hello, and welcome to my legislative website. To see more information in the left panel, please use the scroll bar and select links to news (newsletters, testimony, handouts and town hall information) and more.

It is my honor to serve the citizens of House District 13 and the rest of Oregon in our State Legislature. I have focused my efforts over the years on protecting seniors, consumers, and children; local needs; and “good government” efforts to make government work smarter. 

I helped lead the effort to reverse 30 years of disinvestment in public education, passing the Student Success Act to increase funding for K-12 education.  In recent years I have passed legislation to protect seniors and vulnerable Oregonians from unscrupulous guardians, and from infectious disease spread in residential care facilities; to protect affordable housing in manufactured home parks; to eliminate onerous fees on college student debit cards, protect college students' pre-paid tuition, ensure a minimum standard of justice in local courts statewide, and review and reform the healthcare provider incentive system to increase access to affordable healthcare in rural and medically underserved areas.  I have passed legislation to increase accountability in public contracting, and shed light on “dark money” in campaign spending.  For a full list of legislation I have passed click here.  I have helped bring funding to add classrooms at LCC, increase support for CASA, Farm to School, and food banks, improve public transit, and support local projects such as the Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Kidsports Civic Park, and YMCA.

Through the remainder of 2020, I will focus on shoring up our health and human service response to the COVID-19 emergency and measures to weather the adverse economic impact on individuals, families, and local businesses. Child welfare, mental health treatment for adults and youth, and access to affordable housing including increasing the supply of “tiny homes” remain critical needs to address.

Please don't hesitate to contact my office if I can be of service to you.



State Representative


COVID-19 Information

Updated: March 26

Links to more detailed COVID-19 updates from March 26, 23, 19, 16, and 13.
“Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order

Effective March 24: Oregonians directed to stay home whenever possible, to slow the spread of COVID-19, preserve health care system capacity and save lives.

-Social and recreational gatherings must maintain 6 ft distance

-Outdoor activities allowed: walking your dog, jogging, biking in your neighborhood

-Businesses allowed: Grocery stores, banks, restaurants for take-out, pet stores, gas stations

-Not allowed: Gyms, fitness studios, grooming salons, nightclubs and concert venues

-Businesses allowed to stay open must enforce 6 ft distance 

Much more detail in the Executive Order and FAQs.

Workplace Compliance

If your workplace is not maintaining proper distancing or not protecting workers from risk of COVID-19, you can report to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, who will investigate the claim.

PPE Donations

Please consider donating new, unopened personal protect equipment you may have to Lane County, including masks, gowns and gloves. This could come from medical professionals as well as businesses like contractors, electricians, and salons.

New Employment Dept. Temporary Rules for Unemployment Benefit

-Retroactively applies starting March 8

-You will not be disqualified from benefits if you quit work because of COVID-19 situation

-If you and your employer intend on resuming work when COVID-19 situation permits, can be  considered actively seeking work

-If you are staying home from work only for childcare because of school closures, you will not be deemed unavailable for work

These are highlights. Go here to see all temporary rules and what is considered a "COVID-19 situation."

Health Insurance

Oregon Health Plan allows enrollment at any time. Here's the webpage for Oregon Health Plan, and the page where you begin the process to sign up for OHP.