Thank you for visiting my legislative web page. I hope you find this page informative and helpful. I am honored to serve as the state senator representing District 4, an urban-rural district within the city boundaries of Eugene and Springfield. SD 4 also includes limited rural areas between Eugene and Cottage Grove, but not Creswell. I strive to represent interests of the entire district and encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and concerns regarding state government. Please feel free to let me or my staff know how we can assist you.
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I currently serve on five Senate committees: as chair of the Senate Judiciary and Conduct committees, and as a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Human Resources Committee, the Joint Conduct Committee, and the Legislative Counsel Committee. In addition, I co-chair both the Task Force on Public Safety and the Justice Reinvestment Grant Review Committee. Finally, I continue to serve on the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC), the Oregon Law Commission, the Asset Forfeiture Oversight Advisory Committee, the Task Force on Legal Representation in Childhood Dependency, and the Oregon State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.
As your State Senator, I am able to help you address concerns and disputes with state agencies. If you are not a resident of District 4, I will forward your concerns to your own State Senator. If your problem involves the federal government, such as Social Security, Medicare or veterans’ benefits, please contact Congresswoman Val Hoyle, Senator Jeff Merkley, or Senator Ron Wyden. But always feel free to start with me if you need to be directed to the right place.