Occupation: Teacher, Portland Community College-Cascade, 1981-Present
Occupational Background: President, PCC Faculty Federation
Educational Background: M.A., Indiana University; B.A., University of Connecticut
Prior Governmental Experience: State Board of Education
Community Experience: Co-Founder/Director, Cascade Festival of African Films
For Northeast Portland, Maywood Park, and Parkrose
A TEACHER AND COMMUNITY LEADER
Each day, I see how education can transform lives and build communities—but I also see many frustrations. We need a public education system that allows every Oregon child to move seamlessly from pre-K through college and job training: full-day kindergarten, smaller class sizes, lower college tuition, better workforce preparation.
AN ADVOCATE FOR ALL OREGONIANS
I will never stop fighting for Universal Health Care in Oregon and will never back down from supporting a woman's right to choose. I will demand fairness for all Oregonians, regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender or disability. I will strengthen programs that allow seniors to stay at home while receiving quality care.
FIGHTING FOR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
I will work to make Oregon an economic and environmental leader through wise investments in infrastructure, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. We can enforce tough measures to reduce greenhouse gases AND create more sustainable industries and family-wage jobs.
STANDING UP FOR THE RESIDENTS OF HD45
Too many Oregonians feel cut off from state government. That must change. I will bring district residents into the lawmaking process, listen to concerns, seek advice, and work tirelessly to solve problems.
PROUDLY ENDORSED BY:
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon; NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC; Oregon AFL-CIO; Oregon AFSCME Council 75; Oregon Education Association; Oregon Nurses Association; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Oregon School Employees Association; Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council; Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens PAC; Oregon State Fire Fighters Council; Oregon State Police Officers' Association; TVIP - Portland Association of Teachers; SEIU Local 503, OPEU; Sierra Club; Working Families Party of Oregon.
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