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 know that times are still tough for many Oregon families. As your Representative, I focus on fair and reasonable outcomes, and recovery from the economic storm.
The 78th Legislative Assembly will tackle a wide range of challenges and some new ideas. I will continue to serve the citizens of House District 13 by promoting education, health care and economic growth. I believe the mood in the Capitol will be a little brighter this session with news of the continuing, although slow, economic recovery. The budget remains tight, and we'll continue trimming where possible, to invest dollars where they'll do the most good in the long run as well as the coming year.
My primary committee assignments are in the areas of budget as a Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means committee. I am Co-Chair for two subcommittees, Human Services and Information Technology, and also serve on General Government and Legislative Audits committees. I am also serving on the Joint Committee on Health Insurance Transition working to move the responsibilities of Cover Oregon to ensure public oversight.
This year I am introducing legislation to promote consumer protection, government efficiency, health care, and building our state and regional economy. I am particularly interested in some specific areas such as student financial aid, affordable housing, and putting more rigorous standards on public contracts. To stay up to date on all my activities and upcoming events, subscribe to my e-newsletter here.
Please don't hesitate to contact my office if I can be of service to you.