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alteza_films-66_43format.jpgSenator Janeen Sollman

Democrat - District 15 - Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro, Rock Creek

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-207​, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: ​https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman

 
Biography
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 ​​Biography

Personal

I've called Senate District 15 my home for over 30 years and raised my family here. My husband Tony and I have been married 33 years and have two grown sons, Jordan, and Matthew, and two grandchildren. As our family grew, I knew the importance of staying in a community that promotes engagement, respect, and inclusion. My two boys took different pathways through their education, and that is why I am such a proponent for career exposure at a young age. One went through the university system to become a special education teacher, and the other went the trade pathway and now has a very strong career, with room to grow, as a Utility Tree Trimmer. Both occupations are great careers, and we must continue to do everything we can as a state to promote students finding their path and encouraging them to pursue it. This is vitally important for Oregon's economy and future workforce.

Occupation

I have worked for over 26 years for Vernier Science Education, an educational scientific technology company based in Washington County. They provide opportunities for STEM education locally, nationally, and internationally. I feel fortunate to work for a company that allows me the flexibility in my work schedule to serve my community as a legislator. 

  

Civic Engagement

Prior to my time as a legislator, I served on the Hillsboro School Board from 2009-2017, and continue to serve on the Career and College Pathways Steering Committee. These experiences have allowed me to be heavily involved in what I call a model for the state; showing how a school district can work with local business and industry to help students find their career path at an early age and explore it through their schooling.  When I volunteer in the community, I get a unique perspective to the challenges and successes our organizations face in Senate District 15. These experiences have given me a purpose for civic engagement and in finding solutions to better the place I call home. I am so honored to be your Senator in Senate District 15. I pride myself on being accessible and hope that you will reach out and get involved in the legislative process. ​

Events

Watch my newsletter for upcoming events.  

Legislative Accomplishments:

​​HCR 17:  In memoriam: Alter Wiener, 1926-2018. (2019)

SB 664:  Requires school districts to provide instruction about Holocaust and genocide beginning with 2020-2021 school year.​ (2019)

HB 2509:  Sustainable Shopping Initiative: Prohibits retail establishments from providing single-use checkout bags to customers, except in certain cases. (2019)

HB 3408:  Woodstove Exchange Program: Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Environmental Quality for deposit in Residential Solid Fuel Heating Air Quality Improvement Fund to fund community efforts to promote economic development and improve public health by reducing emissions from solid fuel burning devices that burn wood. (2019)

HB 4145: Closed the domestic partner loophole, no longer allowing those who were convicted of domestic violence to be able to own a firearm. (2018)

HB 4053: Requires the Chief Education Office to prepare a report on accelerated, and dual credit programs in high school, with the hopes that we will be able to address the growing student debt by encouraging students to take these classes in high school for college credit at a much lower cost. (2018)

HB 4074: Escheats saving bonds into unclaimed property for an easier method to claim, as well as, allows the state to collect interest on these bonds that help fund our schools through the common school fund. (2018)

HB 2246: Allocated $170 million to the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund. Formally known as Measure 98, these funds have allowed school districts to invest in Career & Technical Education programs. (2017)

HB 2661: Establishes stronger regulations of long-term care referral companies that will help protect our most vulnerable seniors. (2017)

 
 
  
  
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