Representative Jeff Reardon
Democrat - District 48 - Happy Valley
Capitol & District Phone: 503-986-1448
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-473, Salem, Oregon 97301
Thank you for visiting my legislative website. I am honored to serve my third term representing the residents of Happy Valley and East Portland.
I'm proud to Chair the House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. I will use my experience as a classroom teacher and school board member to make decisions that are in the best interests of Oregon's students. I am also happy to sit on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Sub Committee on Transportation and Economic Development.
Since being sworn in, I have found representing my district to be very rewarding. I am proud of the big accomplishments I had in the legislature and beyond this last year. In the short session, I prioritized increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit for families with young children.
In district, I was able to collaborate with many city agencies, and Oregon Solutions to obtain funds from the City of Portland for the Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Project. Together, we were also able to receive designation of this project as an official Oregon Solutions project by Governor Kate Brown.
The Lents Stabilization and Job Creation Project seeks to create a stable housing base, increase jobs, and improve natural resource conditions in the Lents neighborhood. Chronic flooding has significantly impacted land use and property value for decades. This multi-agency, multi-stakeholder effort will address rising flood insurance costs and prevent further displacement of the Lents residents that live in the 100-year floodplain zone.
Over the years, I have been passionate about environmental issues, protecting our pollinators, pedestrian safety, and supporting our schools. In the upcoming 2017 Legislative session, I will be working on continuing these efforts, keep building upon the advancements of Career Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics opportunities, strengthen our workforce and economy, and making better investments for our transportation infrastructure.
Thank you for this amazing year. From my family to yours, Happy Holidays!
I look forward to continuing to serve in the Oregon Legislature. To best represent my district, I encourage you to share your views with me. You may write to me, or ask to sign up for my e-newsletter,
at Rep.JeffReardon@oregonlegislature.gov or you may call my office at (503) 986-1448.