Working Families (WFP)
Occupation: State Representative; Library Program Staff, Orbis Cascade Alliance
Occupational Background: UO Knight Library; Owner, Photoscapes
Educational Background: University of Oregon, BS 1975
Prior Governmental Experience: Eugene City Council, 1993- 2004; Eugene Planning Commission, 1987-1993; Lane Council of Governments Board; Advisory Committee to Federal Communications Commission
Re-Elect Nancy Nathanson for Results, not Gridlock!
Now in her second term in the Legislature, Nancy serves as Vice Chair of the Ways & Means Committee and on the Emergency Board. Restoring fiscal responsibility to state government, she helped establish Oregon’s first “rainy day” fund, and steered the budget through the economic downturn while preserving K-12 education, access to community colleges and higher ed for job training, and our most critical services.
Serving on the Health Care Committee, Nancy has passed legislation to curb growth in insurance costs and expand access to affordable health care.
Her work has already improved services for hundreds of veterans.
Her government efficiency task force is yielding ideas for saving dollars and improving services for the state and Oregon’s 36 counties.
In public safety, Nancy has supported drug courts and treatment for offenders, State Troopers, and upgrading communications for emergency responders.
Nancy pays special attention to the needs of Lane County residents. Her effective support for the Eugene ‘08 Olympic Trials brought state funding for public safety, tourism and economic development.
When the Beltline renaming was announced she voiced strong protests to inappropriate spending; the project was scaled back to less than 1% of the initial cost.
To protect affordable housing, she led efforts to pass legislation improving protections for mobile home residents. She champions job training, help for Oregon’s small businesses, and key improvements for passenger and freight rail to get Oregon’s economy back on track.
Nancy has a proven track record for common sense and success.
Endorsed by Oregon Nurses Association, Oregon Education Association, OCPA (Oregon Council of Police Associations), Oregon State Fire Fighters Council and more.
(This information furnished by Friends of Nancy Nathanson.)