State Representative

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Democrat (DEM)
Republican (REP)
Working Families (WFP)

  • Occupation: State Representative; Communications Consultant.

    Occupational Background: Director of Public Information, Portland Public Schools; Television and Radio News Reporter; Narrator/Host, Science and History Educational Series.

    Educational Background: PhD Candidate, PSU; Bachelor’s degree, Earlham College; Fellowships, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and MIT.

    Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Member, State Board of Education.


    I ask for your vote, but not just for me. For District 43 to be heard in our State Capitol, we must be heard now, with our votes. That’s why I urge you to complete your whole ballot and return it before November 2nd. Please help me urge our neighbors to do the same.

    We need a strong, experienced team at all levels to get our economy moving. The test of every one of our decisions has to be “How will this make Oregonians’ lives better?”

    I urge you to vote for John Kitzhaber for Governor, Ted Wheeler for Treasurer, Ron Wyden, Earl Blumenauer and Chip Shields. I urge you to vote for Loretta Smith for County Commissioner. Our State needs their knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and maturity. I look forward to working with them to bring economic security to all parts of the State, but especially to North and Northeast Portland.

    We face critical choices on statewide and local ballot measures too. I urge you to vote YES on Ballot Measures 70, 71, 72 and 74 and I urge you to vote NO on Ballot Measures 73, 75 and 76.

    I’m proud to have been endorsed by many organizations and leaders in our community, by working people and people who wish they were working, by professionals, business owners and advocates. Please see my website at www.lewfrederick.org for a current list.

    District 43 could show Oregon the highest voter turnout in the state! Need assistance in returning your ballot? Please contact my office at 503-756-8160 or info@lewfrederick.org.

    We are in this together. Your vote is the first step.

    Representative Lew Frederick

    (This information furnished by Friends of Lew Frederick.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722