Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is a real honor to continue to represent the City of Milwaukie, Oak Grove, and portions of Southeast Portland in the Oregon Legislature. From my first legislative session in 2001 until the present, I am convinced that my constituents are the hardest working, best informed and most active citizens in the state. Thank you for all you do.
During these tough economic times, creating jobs and providing help for working families will continuing to be my top priorities. In addition, I remain committed to providing adequate funding for education, health care and public safety.
As Chair of the House Human Services Committee, I continue to monitor state social services; I also serve on the House Judiciary Committee, dealing with public safety and the courts. A large portion of our jail and prison inmates have mental health or addictions issues. With these two committee assignments, I can bring my work on the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Committee and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to both policy arenas.
These are challenging times. It will take all of us, working together, to put Oregon back on the path to economic prosperity. Your input is very important. I am committed to listening to YOU and to working for YOU. Please use the links on this page to keep in touch.
With Best Wishes,