Friends and Neighbors,

I was appointed in 2011 and elected in 2012 to represent House District 46 in the Oregon Legislature.  Although I am a life-long Democrat and ran as one, I was nominated by the Democratic, Republican and Working Families parties in 2012. I am running in the Democratic Primary on May 20, 2014, and if chosen, I will work hard for support from all sides in the General Election on November 4, 2014.

I strive to represent everyone in my SE and NE Portland district. The ten distinct neighborhoods have unique histories and assets; yet all face challenges due to the global recession and decreases in funding for infrastructure, education, and vital services.

Please read about my vision to create a vibrant, sustainable economy that offers opportunities for everyone; invest in our youth, from pre-natal and early childhood programs to public K-12 and post-secondary education; promote public health and cost effective health care; and 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,