Senator Chip Shields
Democrat - District 22 - Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1722 District Phone: 503-231-2564
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-421, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 2104 NE 45th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
Welcome to my legislative webpage! It is an honor to represent North and Northeast Portland in the Oregon State Legislature. Since joining the legislature in 2004, I've worked to create living-wage jobs, strengthen our schools, make health care more affordable, protect our environment for future generations, and ensure equality for all.
I am now the Co-Chair of the Public Safety Subcommittee of Ways and Means (the budget committee), where I focus on evidence-based practices to keep communities safe. Public safety is about more than just building more and more prisons. It is about properly investing in what we know reduces crime: K-12 education, Head Start, domestic and sexual violence prevention, and addictions and mental health services. I am also focused on improving the quality of foster parenting in our state to create homes of healing for Oregon's most vulnerable youth, and I will continue to work to give the Attorney General the power to sue insurance companies who engage in fraud. Insurance is the only line of business exempt from the state's Unlawful Trade Practice Act.
You can read more about my work for N/NE Portland on this webpage, where you will find my newsletters, press releases, Facebook and You Tube pages.
As always, please don't hesitate to contact my office if I can ever be of service to you or your family. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 503-986-1722 during legislative session or 503-231-2564 during the interim.
I look forward to hearing from you.
State Senator Chip Shields
North and Northeast Portland