Let's Have a Conversation About Oregon

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Strong leadership begins with listening. I hope to hear from you soon.

Creating Jobs

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I worked to promote job creation by continuing to fund community college workforce programs, championing tax relief for small businesses and creating the new Office of Small Business Assistance.  My office also partnered with the Small Business Development Center at Clackamas Community College to offer an innovative monthly series called “Tips & Tools for Local Employers” for local businesses to access the guidance they need to run smoothly and create jobs right here in our community.

Let’s face it; it’s not easy out there.  Seeing the struggles my constituents face, I know there is more to do to help small businesses succeed.

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Strengthening Our Schools

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I ran for office to fight for our public schools – and I am proud to say that I delivered on that promise.  We passed a state budget that prioritizes education and the results are already being reported as schools are hiring teachers for next fall but there is more to do.  We must continue to invest in career and technical education in our middle and high schools to prepare students for the jobs of the future, and push back against rising class sizes so that our kids have the individual attention they need to succeed.

When I was growing up, Oregon invested in its schools, and Oregon invested in me and my classmates.  That investment made sure we had great teachers, after school programs, and the classroom supplies we needed.  And that investment helped a poor girl from rural Oregon dream of the career I wanted and make it happen.

I won’t rest until that dream is a reality for every Oregon child.

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Protecting Oregonians

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Small businesses who play by the rules should not suffer a competitive disadvantage against corporations who cut corners.  Middle-class Oregonians deserve to understand the deals they make with banks and insurance companies.  We need leaders, not politicians who pay more attention to lobbyists than Oregonians and hold mortgage protections for homeowners hostage until the 11th hour.

As your representative, I’ll fight to level the playing field for small businesses by making it illegal for corporations to cheat.  I’ll keep insurance companies on the hook when they commit fraud, and make sure that their rate increases pass mustard. And I’ll fight to give shoppers a fair shake in the marketplace, so we are not tricked by misleading terms and fine print.  Protecting Oregonians will be my first priority as your representative.

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A Safe Walk to School

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When I talk to families in the community, the lack of sidewalks, crosswalks, and adequate lighting, especially near schools, is a huge concern for a lot of people.  And it’s no wondery why: parts of our community are downright dangerous.

We have had to witness tragedy after horrible tragedy.  Decades of neglect and poor planning have put our neighbors lives at risk.

When I first got elected, I went to bat, and fought against all odds to secure millions of dollars to build sidewalks and crosswalks on some of our most neglected streets and near elementary schools.

But my work is not done, not by a long shot.  I won’t rest until every child has a safe walk to school.

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