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
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.