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Legislator PhotoRepresentative - Khanh Pham

Democrat  - District 46 - Outer SE Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1446
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-274 Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.KhanhPham@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/pham​

Robin Ye -- Chief of Staff  -- robin.ye@oregonlegislature.gov 

Amy Dudley -- Community Engagement Director-- amy.dudley@oregonlegislature.gov

 
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​Biography


KHANH PHAM

​Oregon State Representative

SE Portland - Jade District, Montavilla, Lents, Tabor, Errol Heights, 

Foster-Powell, Brentwood Darlington neighborhoods


Khanh Pham is the State Representative for Oregon House District 46 (Jade District, SE Portland), serving in her second term. She was first elected in 2020 and was the first Vietnamese American legislator in the State Legislature. She currently serves on the House Climate, Energy, and Environment Committee, and the Joint Committees on Transportation, and Full Ways & Means. She is the Co-Chair of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources.  


In the historic 2021 session, Khanh championed the passage of the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity bills, including the country’s most ambitious 100% clean energy standard. She was recognized as Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ 2021 MVP, as a 2021 Street Trust Alice Award winner, and by The Grist as one of their 2022 50 Fixers. She shares these awards with her community and inspires her to continue the fight for climate justice, healthy, inclusive democracy, and an economy centered on well-being not profits.   


During her time as State Representative, Khanh has led on bills covering Clean Energy and Low-income Utility Rates, Jurisdictional Transfer of Unsafe State Highways to Local Cities, Transportation Safety Investments, Renters’ Rights to Cooling and Heat Resilience, Willamette River Oil Tank Storage, Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility, Affordable Housing Preservation, Bias Crimes Response and Victim Support, Voter Language Access, the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Advancement, Afghan Arrivals Support, and Pacific Islander Student Success. 


Prior to the legislature, Khanh was a founding leader of and spokesperson for the groundbreaking Portland Clean Energy Fund Initiative, which successfully passed in November 2018. She served as the Interim Alliance Director at the Oregon Just Transition Alliance, leading efforts to develop a frontline-led vision and platform for an Oregon Green New Deal. Prior to that, she was a Environmental Justice Manager at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).  Khanh brings years of experience in community organizing and a deep commitment to Environmental and Climate Justice. Khanh has a BA from Lewis & Clark College and a Masters in Urban Studies from Portland State University, where she specialized in urban planning, climate change adaptation, and equity planning. 



 
  
  
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