State Representative

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Sara A

Democrat (DEM)

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 Education. As Chair of the Education Committee, I protected funding for our public schools while working to set high standards for all students. I was a consistent advocate for our universities and community colleges, and helped make Opportunity Grants available to part-time students.

Endorsed by: Stand for Children, Oregon Education Association, American Federation of Teachers-Oregon, OSEA

Protecting our families. 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. I worked to create Oregon’s Charitable Pharmacy Program, and worked to expand coverage to uninsured children.

Endorsed by: Oregon Nurses Association, Oregon Council of Police Associations, Oregon State Fire Fighters Council, The Mother PAC, SEIU Local 503, Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Protecting our environment and our freedoms. I’ve consistently voted for a sustainable future and have been an unwavering voice for equality, strong families and a woman’s right to choose.

Endorsed by: Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Social Workers Political Action Committee, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC, Planned Parenthood PAC, Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

We must get Oregon back to work, build a constitutionally protected rainy day fund, strengthen our public schools, and honor our commitment to seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors. I am asking for your vote so that I can continue working for you. Together, we can protect what’s best about Oregon and build a hopeful foundation for our future.

(This information furnished by Sara Gelser for State Representative.)

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