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Representative Nancy NathansonRepresentative Nancy Nathanson

Democrat - District 13 - Eugene

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1413  
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: June 3

Link to the most recent COVID-19 update from May 22 and 11 previous issues on my News page

Find COVID-19 Resources and Ways to Help in the navigation box on the left.

Building a Safe & Strong Oregon: Governor’s COVID-19 website and the Reopening plan. Go here for:

  • presentation on phases of reopening plan
  • prerequisites for phased reopening of Oregon
  • statewide guidance for the public, outdoor recreation, employers and retail Stores
  • guidance for business reopening in phase
  • health information about the novel coronavirus, distance learning FAQs, resources for workers, employers, seniors, immigrants & refugees
  • and more!

For more reopening resources from the Oregon Health Authority, including testing and contact tracing strategies, go here

Benefits for self-employed, contract and gig workers

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). This program expands Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to a new set of workers traditionally not eligible, including:

  • self-employed
  • independent contracts or "gig" workers
  • performing work not subject to unemployment insurance tax, such as agricultural workers
  • did not earn enough in wages or work enough hours to qualify for regular benefits
  • exhausted regular unemployment benefits, and are not eligible for another extension

If you're filing for the first time, use the instructions and application on the CARES Act page.
If you've already applied using the online claims system and have an established PIN number should complete the process using the new PUA Application in English or Spanish.

OHSU COVID-19 Hotline
Do you have questions about coronavirus symptoms and care? If so, check with your primary care provider. If you don’t have one, call the OHSU Hotline at 833-OHSU-CCC or 833-647-8222 and they’ll help answer your questions. It’s open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Visit OHSU’s Resource Page here.
OHSU is also looking for providers who have the capacity to accept new patients through the hotline. Family physicians interested in being added to the referral directory should fill out this form.