Occupation: State Representative; Consultant
Occupational Background: Policy Director, Children First for Oregon; Policy Advocate, Oregon Food Bank
Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.S.; University of Washington, M.A.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative (since 2007); Oregon Commission for Child Care; Medicaid Advisory Committee
Tina Fights for Jobs
Tina understands families are struggling to make ends meet. She helped to create new loans and grants to small businesses for hiring and capital investments. She advocated for including manufacturing of electric vehicles and vehicle parts in energy tax credits to help local businesses. She stood up for funding K-12 and grants for college students because education is key to our economic recovery.
Tina Fights for Working Families
Recognized by the Oregon AFL-CIO as Legislator of the Year, Tina fought successfully to protect Oregonians' rights in the workplace, like opting out of coercive meetings on matters of personal belief without fear of retaliation. She preserved childcare assistance for working families and prohibited employers from discriminating against job applicants based on their credit history.
Tina Fights for Healthy Communities
Tina led the fight to expand health insurance to all children, provide coverage for more adults, and lower the cost of healthcare. She sponsored farm-to-school and school garden legislation to connect children with local agriculture. She provided healthcare to youth aging out of foster care and created a pilot project to provide vision screenings in schools so all children can succeed.
Tina Fights for North and Northeast Portland
Because livable neighborhoods are a top priority, Tina cracked down on metal theft, including the sale of stolen catalytic converters. She worked to help neighbors find new ways to deal with problem bars. And she continues to advocate for the North Portland Greenway trail for safer bike commuting from St. Johns to downtown.
"I would be honored to have your vote, so I can continue to fight for you in Salem."
(This information furnished by Friends of Tina Kotek.)