State Representative

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Tina Kotek

Occupation: Children First for Oregon, Policy Director

Occupational Background: Oregon Food Bank, Public Policy Advocate; University of Washington, President, Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.S.; University of Washington, M.A.

Prior Governmental Experience: Policy/Legislative Advocate, children and families; Co-Chair, Medicaid Advisory Committee

Community Involvement: MLK Boulevard Advisory Committee; Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Advisory Committee


Tina Kotek has an exceptional track record as an advocate, holding the legislature accountable and delivering real results.

Tina gets the job done for children and families:

As an advocate, Tina cut red tape so more children and families can get food assistance. She also increased state support for summer food programs so more children have nutritious meals when school is out.

Tina gets the job done for working families:

Tina helped save the child care assistance program for low-income working families and expanded the Working Family Child Care Tax Credit, which helps low- and moderate-income families afford child care.

Tina gets the job done for North and Northeast Portland:

Tina worked to fund School-Based Health Centers (including those at Roosevelt High School and Portsmouth and George Middle Schools) and fought cuts to the Oregon Health Plan. She understands all Oregonians deserve access to quality, affordable health care.

That's why Tina is the only candidate endorsed by people we respect:

Governor Barbara Roberts
State Senator Kate Brown
City Commissioner Sam Adams
Dan Ryan, Portland School Board
Susan Castillo, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tim Nesbitt
Paul Maresh, Labor and Community Activist
Evie Salvo, Business and Community Leader

And organizations we trust:

American Federation of Teachers - Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
Dual Endorsement by the Democratic Party of Multnomah County
The Oregon Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon School Employees Association
Portland Association of Teachers - Teachers Voice in Politics
Sierra Club
Stand for Children

Find out more at: votetina.com

(This information furnished by Friends of Tina Kotek.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722