State Representative

Carolyn Tomei photo


Democrat (DEM)
Independent (IND)

Occupation: State Representative

Occupational Background: Child Development Specialist, Portland Public Schools; Group Home Specialist, Children’s Services Division; Instructor, Portland Community College.

Educational Background: Bachelors of Psychology and Masters in Social Work, Portland State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2001-Present; Mayor of Milwaukie, 1998-2001; Milwaukie City Council, 1997-98; Milwaukie Planning Commission, 1990-1997.


From education and public safety, to health care, consumer protection and transportation, Carolyn Tomei has a proven record of legislative success.

“Now, more than ever, we must support Oregon’s struggling economy.”

  • Provide loans for businesses to help them start hiring.
  • Reduce government red tape to help small businesses grow.
  • Maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure – including air and rail.
  • Strengthen Oregon’s Rainy Day Fund to provide fiscal stability.

“We must continue to help Oregon’s working families.”

  • Invest in education — early childhood, K-12, community colleges and our universities.
  • Promote living wage jobs for all Oregon’s workers.
  • Improve services that protect children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
  • Promote efficient use of mental health and drug treatment dollars, emphasizing prevention.
  • Protect Oregon’s clean air, clean water, farms and forestlands.

“I’ve championed laws that matters to YOU.”

  • Indoor Clean Air Act protects workers against secondhand smoke.
  • Funding for local transportation projects — replacing the Sellwood Bridge and constructing the Southeast Portland/ Milwaukie light rail line.
  • Cell phone bill bans the use of hand-held phones while driving.
  • Gift card legislation gives consumers the full value of cards they buy, with no expiration dates or hidden fees.

Endorsing Carolyn Tomei:
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens
Oregon State Police Officers’ Association
Amalgamated Transit Union Division 757
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
Oregon Building Trades Council
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Basic Rights Oregon PAC
Sierra Club


(This information furnished by Carolyn Tomei for State Representative.)

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