Sheri Schouten is a lifelong
resident of Washington County, and a graduate of OHSU’s School of Nursing.
With over three decades of
experience as a public health nurse in Multnomah County, she has spent a
lifetime serving Oregon families. Her drive to help families across the state
have access to affordable health care is the reason Sheri chose to run and
serve as a State Representative. In her tenure, Representative Schouten has
championed a number of public health policies aimed at protecting children and
families. This includes her landmark bill, HB 3273 which passed on the 2019
full legislative session. HB 3273, would establish a Drug Take Back program and
provide a proper avenue to dispose of unused and expired drugs. This program
comes at a time when many Oregon families are struggling with the opioid
epidemic, and would prevent further misuse of drugs.
expertise in the field of health care has also led her to be appointed by
Governor Brown to the Oregon Commission for Women, the Washington County
Community Action Network Board of Directors and the Governor’s Behavioral
Health Advisory Council.
the interim session Representative Schouten will continue her work of making
health care more affordable and accessible with two policy bills – one which
would cap insulin co-pays at $100 a month and another which would ensure proper
licensing for genetic counselors.
Schouten currently serves as a member of the Joint Interim Committee on Ways
and Means Subcommittee on Human Services, the House Interim Committees on
Health Care, Energy & Environment, and Human Services & Housing.