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I am running for the state Senate to continue Oregon’s tradition of progressive leadership and to protect our state and our people in this uncertain time. 
 
From healthcare to education to the environment, our community needs strong leaders willing to stand up for us. We are facing threats that will disrupt our way of life and jeopardize the American Dream for hardworking Oregonians.
 
For almost twenty years I’ve worked as a healthcare provider in Southern Oregon. While raising three great kids and operating my private practice, I’ve navigated the jumbled policies coming out of Salem. I know firsthand the importance of access to health care as a social worker, employer, and mother. There is a gap in the state legislature when it comes to understanding healthcare policy that is undermining our ability to meet the challenges we face. I will fill that gap.
 
As your senator, I will bring my experience to Salem to help build a stronger and healthier Oregon.  Learn More >>

 

 Yours truly,

 
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Southern Oregon deserves an independent, progressive state senator who knows how to advocate for our community—that’s why I’m running for office.
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Our District

 

Oregon Senate District 3 covers most of southern Jackson County, including Medford, Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Ruch, and large parts of the Applegate Valley.

Senator Alan Bates, a prominent local physician and a leading progressive voice for healthcare reform, represented District 3 for many years until his passing in 2016.

To determine if you can vote in Senate District 3, look to the map on the right. 

Senator Bates was a champion for Southern Oregon families—my background as an independent health professional would help further Senator Bates’ legacy.

My Priorities

Healthcare is a right.

We must protect Oregon's most valuable resource. 

Helping teachers nurture educational excellence. 

 

Keep housing affordable.

Oregon must ensure progressive values. 

Fostering a business friendly environment. 

 

The internet must remain as free and open as possible.

Improving our infrastructure to provide economic opportunity.

 
We need to elect bold, progressive leaders who will stand up for people who are getting left behind, especially working families, women, and seniors.