Friends and Neighbors,

I was appointed in 2011 and elected in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 to represent House District 46 in the Oregon Legislature.

I am a life-long progressive Democrat and am honored to have received the nominations from the Working Families Party and Independent Party of Oregon in my last three general elections. (I even received the Republican Party nomination in the last 4 elections but am only allowed to accept three party nominations in Oregon’s fusion voting system.)

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 have a long way to go. We must pass fair, stable, and adequate revenue reforms to meet our needs.

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 affordable housing; and to protect our most vulnerable residents, the environment and our global climate.

I need your help to face these challenges. Please visit my legislative website to learn about my committees and bills.  Please email me at to join my email list. Also, please“like” my Facebook page and follow me on twitter 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.

Warm Regards,


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