I feel truly fortunate to call Oregon my home. We came to Oregon in 1999 because of the quality of life and reputation of the school district. It’s been a great place for my husband Stephen and I to live, work and raise our two children.
Our state is a special place filled with fiercely independent, honest, hard-working and open-minded people.
Oregonians don’t follow. We lead the way. Whether it’s in higher education, new technology, agricultural development, creative entrepreneurship, medical research, voter participation or our commitment to equality—we’re always on the cutting edge.
For the last 6 years, it’s been my honor and privilege to represent my neighbors in West Eugene and Junction City in the State House. Together, we’ve worked to make Oregon a better place to work, get an education, start a business and enjoy the natural beauty of our forests, rivers and coast.
My work as Majority Leader for the House Democrats has been very rewarding. Now, I’m ready to take on a new challenge to serve all the people of Oregon as your next Secretary of State.
I’m running for Secretary of State to:
- Reduce barriers to voting and make it easier for every eligible Oregonian to have access to the ballot;
- Use the audits department to improve government transparency while protecting critical services;
- Be a champion for small businesses and working people in Oregon; and
- Bring a renewed commitment to improving ethics and accountability.
I’ll keep working to preserve what makes Oregon special and ensure it’s a state where we strive to give people a fair shot and not leave anyone behind. I’m excited to start this next journey. I hope you’ll stand with me. I'd be honored to have your support to become Oregon's next Secretary of State.
This week as we spend time with our family, our friends and our communities, let us remember those Oregonians for whom this year has brought challenges and hardships, who are struggling to make ends meet, who don't have a warm and safe place to stay, who are not able to be home because they are serving our country overseas or those who will be celebrating with one less loved one at the table. As we gather to give thanks, let's also remember that we can share our blessings with one another.
As I think about all I have to be grateful for, and there are many, many things, I am deeply grateful that I have had the honor to serve the people of this state in the Oregon House and I am thankful to each and every one of you for your support in my campaign to become Oregon's next Secretary of State.
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1 in 3 women in the world have experienced sexual or physical violence. As we come into the holiday season, remember that not everyone have a safe place to be and the holidays can be very stressful for many people. As we gather to give thanks this week, let's also remember that we can share our blessings with one another. #OrangetheWorld #Emily'sList ... See MoreSee Less
November 28th marks the 6th annual Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the backbone to Oregon’s economy, which is why it’s so important to shop local and shop small.
I would like to help support small businesses throughout the state by highlighting one each week. Do you have a favorite local business you want to see highlighted on my page? Click the link below to make your nomination!