Friends and Neighbors,
I was appointed in 2011 and elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016 to represent House District 46 in the Oregon Legislature.
I am a life-long progressive Democrat and was honored to receive the nominations from the Working Families Party and Independent Party of Oregon in 2014 and 2016. I am now running for re-election in 2018.
I strive to represent everyone in my SE and NE Portland district. Our ten distinct neighborhoods have unique histories and assets; yet all face challenges due to the lack of adequate investment in infrastructure, education, housing and vital services. We have slowly been turning that around over the last three biennial sessions, but we need to push forward!
Please read about my vision to create a vibrant, sustainable economy that uses natural resources responsibly and builds a strong middle class; to invest in our youth, from pre-natal through early childhood, public K-12 and post-secondary education; to promote public health and cost effective health care; and to protect our most vulnerable residents and the environment.
I need your help to face these challenges. Please visit my legislative website to learn about my committees and bills. Join my email list and “like” my Facebook page to hear about constituent coffees and town halls, and to contact me with your ideas! I am honored to work with you towards a better Oregon for everyone.