Friends and Neighbors,

I was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2011 and was elected in 2012 to represent House District 46 in the Oregon Legislature. I am now working to win re-election on November 4, 2014.

As a life-long progressive Democrat, I won the Democratic primary in May, 2014, with 99.17%. I also accepted the Working Families Party and Independent Party nominations in Oregon’s “fusion” voting system, which allows a candidate up to three party nominations. Although I was offered the Republican Party nomination after winning the most Republican write-in votes in May (as I had in 2012), I can not accept any more than three party nominations!

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 global recession and years of disinvestment in infrastructure, education, and vital services.

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 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,