Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Children with Disabilities and Family Support Coordinator, Oregon DHS; Instructor, LBCC; Regional Coordinator, Oregon Parent Training and Information Center
Educational Background: MAIS, Oregon State University; BA, Earlham College
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, Corvallis School Board
Protecting what's best about Oregon
Since you sent me to Salem, I've worked hard to honor your trust and advocate for the needs of our community.
Protecting K-12 schools. As Chair of the Education Committee, I stubbornly protected funding for public schools, passed legislation to ensure all students are safe at school and led efforts to create statewide standards for modified diplomas.
Protecting higher education. I pushed to make Opportunity Grants available to part-time students and helped secure funding for a new Marine Mammal Institute through Oregon State University.
Protecting critical services. I worked to create Oregon's Charitable Pharmacy Program so individuals can donate sealed prescriptions for neighbors in need. I voted to expand health coverage to uninsured children.
Protecting our future. I helped create Oregon's first general purpose Rainy Day Fund, and spearheaded Oregon's landmark electronic permitting system to save businesses time and money.
Protecting kids and seniors. I championed Karly's Law to improve child abuse investigations and ensure victims have timely access to appropriate medical care. I led the effort to protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect, and sponsored legislation strengthening Oregon's rape statute.
Protecting our environment. I voted to protect the Metolius River Basin, and helped pass a transportation package creating thousands of new jobs and easing the movement of people and freight across Oregon.
There is much work left to be done. That's why I am asking for your vote. Together, we can protect what's best about Oregon and build a hopeful foundation for our future.
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
SEIU Local 503
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
NARAL Pro Choice Oregon PAC
Planned Parenthood PAC
(This information furnished by Sara Gelser for State Representative.)