I'm Nancy Nathanson, State Representative for District 13 in the House of Representatives, and you've found my website. Welcome! I enjoy representing the diversity of neighborhoods in District 13, which includes north Eugene's Harlow, Cal Young, Northeast, and Goodpasture neighborhoods, Trainsong and Whiteaker, River Road and Santa Clara, and parts of other neighborhoods. My contact information is here, on this page. To see more information, please select links in the side panels to newsletters, testimony, and more.
Since election to this office, I've focused on consumer protection and education, pushing government to work smarter, and responding to constituents' ideas and special needs, both in the Eugene area and statewide. For example, I've 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, and ensure a minimum standard of justice in local courts statewide, and to increase accountability in public contracting. For a full list of legislation I have passed click here.
The past two sessions have been especially challenging because of the pandemic, but we finished with a balanced budget as we focused funding on recovery from wildfires and helping renters and landlords and small business. Even in this environment, I passed legislation addressing emergency preparedness and protecting our privacy in videoconference meetings (like Zoom). Things at the Capitol itself have been “interesting" – and challenging. We've worked through legislator conduct investigations, and the difficulty of meeting remotely. Forming bonds and finding compromise is harder. Virtual meetings introduce technical challenges (bandwith, mic muting, hand-raising, etc.!) but also the benefit of enabling thousands of Oregonians all over the state to participate more easily.
I will continue to focus on shoring up protections for renters and homeowners, finding innovative solutions to address the workforce shortage, and increasing the state's resiliency to natural disasters.
Please don't hesitate to contact my office if I can be of service to you.