State Representative

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Tina Kotek

Occupation:Policy Director, Children First for Oregon

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

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

Prior Governmental Experience:Policy/Legislative Advocate, children and families

Community Involvement:Secretary and Land Use Chair, Woodlawn Neighborhood Association; Neighborhood Representative, MLK Boulevard Advisory Committee and Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Advisory Committee

Making a real difference for children and families

Tina Kotek has made a difference for us, by tackling Oregon’s most difficult challenges.

Tina’s priorities are our priorities — like accessible healthcare, affordable childcare, safer communities and greater educational opportunities.

Most important, Tina gets the job done by bringing people together — she understands that for ALL FAMILIES to succeed, we must first address the basics:

  • Tina made childcare more affordable by helping to pass a stronger Working Family Childcare Tax Credit

  • Tina helped write and pass a bill to make sure schools can feed hungry children during the summer

  • Tina persuaded legislators to prioritize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and funding for school-based health centers, so more children have healthcare today

  • Tina worked side-by-side with State Rep. Deborah Kafoury to give low-income parents better access to continuing education, while still providing for their families.

  • Tina helped build a new coalition of parents, seniors, businesses, healthcare providers and community groups, advocating for stable funding for critical services

“Tina understands that a strong economy with good jobs has to start with an educated workforce. If you want a representative who can make a difference for our schools, send Tina to Salem.”
-Nancy Hamilton, Mother and School Advocate

“The Legislature needs more people focused on the key issues
Tina has prioritized, more people with a track record of getting things done, and more women. Luckily, with Tina we get it all!”
-Senator Kate Brown

Find out more at: www.votetina.com

(This information furnished by Friends of Tina Kotek.)

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