Occupation: State Representative; Environmental Planning Consultant.
Occupational Background: Consultant; Program Manager, For the Sake of the Salmon; Watershed Coordinator.
Educational Background: Masters of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 2001 - Present; Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Information Management and Technology, Water (Vice-Chair), Audits, Transportation, and Judiciary.
Community Experience: SMART Reader Volunteer; Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force; Columbia-Willamette Planned Parenthood; Portland Public Schools Bond Task Force; Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.
Jackie vigorously backed increased K-12 and higher education funding.
"Jackie Dingfelder is a leader and ally in our fight for adequate school funding. She will work hard to make sure every Oregon child has a quality education." - Otto Schell, Portland Parent Leader and Education Advocate.
Jackie fought to stop exploitive payday lending practices, pushed for stronger protections against identity theft, and sponsored a bill to increase protections for victims of domestic violence.
Jackie sponsored a bill that requires health insurers to provide equal coverage for mental health and chemical dependency treatments as for other medical care. She advocated for lower prescription drug costs for low-income seniors.
Jackie was chief sponsor and advocate for bills promoting energy independence and renewable fuels. She passed a law creating minimum efficiency standards for appliances that will reduce energy costs and save Oregon households and businesses $253 million by the year 2020.
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
I am honored to serve you in the Oregon Legislature. I've been working hard to improve our schools, protect our environment, and advocate for working families. I ask for your vote so that I can continue working to support our community. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.
P.O. Box 13432
Portland, OR 97213
(This information furnished by Jackie Dingfelder.)