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Legislator PhotoRepresentative Tawna D. Sanchez

Democrat - District 43 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1443
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-273, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.TawnaSanchez@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sanchez

 
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​Biography


Representative Tawna Sanchez has spent her life working to strengthen our community. Born of Shoshone-Bannock, Ute, and Carrizo descent, Tawna grew up in Portland, and for many years has been a leader fighting for the rights of women, indigenous people, and the most vulnerable. As the Director of Family Services at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Tawna helped create the Early College Academy, expanded early childhood services, affordable housing development, elder support, and assisted in building a nationally recognized domestic violence wrap-around service model.

Over time, Tawna has helped raise 18 foster kids, and has been active in state policy making – serving on the Family Services Review Commission and the Child Welfare Advisory Committee.

As a state representative, Tawna remains committed to standing up for social justice on the side of the oppressed, and pushing to make our systems more equitable.​

 
  
  
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