Sheri Schouten is a
lifelong resident of Washington County, and a graduate of OHSU’s School of
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.
Schouten’s 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.
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 Health Care Committee, Human
Services Committee, and Early Childhood Committee.