Members of the Oregon House of Representatives
Speaker of the House
Tina Kotek (Democrat, District 44) holds a B.S. in religious studies from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in international studies from the University of Washington.
Before her election to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2006, Representative Kotek worked as the policy director for the non-profit advocacy organization Children First for Oregon. Prior to joining Children First, she was a public policy advocate for the Oregon Food Bank.
Some of Representative Kotek’s legislative accomplishments include: helping to pass landmark legislation that endeddiscrimination based on sexual orientation and created domestic partnerships for same-sex couples; championing the redesign of the state’s welfare program maintaining funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF); leading the fight to establish statewide nutrition standards for food sold in schools; passing a statewide menu labeling bill to provide consumers with calorie information in fast food restaurants; restricting the use of a job applicant’s credit history when making hiring decisions through the passage of the Job Applicant Fairness Act; and implementing a vision screening demonstration project to explore the best ways to ensure every child receives routine vision screening.
She lives in North Portland with her partner Aimee Wilson and their dogs Wickett and Rudy.
Members of the House of Representatives
Clem, Brian L.
Smith Warner, Barbara
Vega Pederson, Jessica