It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the State Senator for District 17 (NW Portland and Beaverton). It's my goal to be of service to you -- my constituents -- and the great state of Oregon. I am committed to making Oregon the healthiest state in the nation, through thoughtful lawmaking and thereby ensuring access to affordable healthcare, enhancing our education system, balancing budgets with fiscal prudence, protecting our most vulnerable citizens through robust social service programs, and ensuring a quality of life for every Oregonian through living wages and affordable housing.
In 2011, I decided to run for office because I wanted to make Oregon the healthiest state in the nation. In my tenure as your State Senator, I've achieved many accomplishments in working towards that goal. These include establishing Oregon's CCO system which streamlines and integrates health systems to deliver healthcare more efficiently, increasing Oregon's vaccination rates, and most recently, raising the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21.
When I'm not serving in the Legislature, I am a physician practicing Family Medicine at OHSU. My 25 years of experience as a health care provider have given me a baseline of understanding that can be transferred to large systems and agencies in our state government. I've also learned through my time in elected office that in order to make Oregon the healthiest state, we need Oregonians to be well educated, have affordable housing and access to nutritious foods, and need a stable economy to rely on. With my experience as a health care provider and a vision to create the healthiest state in the nation, I continue to work on bridging the gaps where health care, human services, education, and public safety meet.
Originally from Massachusetts, I call Oregon the home that I was meant for. I live with my husband in unincorporated Multnomah County, and have three adult daughters--my youngest halfway through college, my middle daughter recently graduated, and my eldest lives in NE Portland with her partner. In the legislative interim, I spend much of my time in the district continuing to learn about the needs and priorities of my community.
As always, I value your input, questions, and concerns, and am committed to making Senate District 17, and Oregon, an enjoyable place for all to live, work, raise families, and treasure. Please feel free to contact me about any issue that is of importance to you.
You can reach my office on the phone at (503) 986-1717, or send us an email at email@example.com.
If you prefer to contact me via mail please address all letters to:
900 Court St NE, S-213
Salem, Oregon, 97301.
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Elizabeth Steiner Hayward MD