Occupation: State Representative. Consultant to Nonprofit Organizations.
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 Child Care Commission; Public Employees' Benefit Board; Medicaid Advisory Committee
Community Involvement: Peninsula Kiwanis; Soroptimist International, North Portland
Tina Fights for Working Families
Named a 2007 Working Family Champion by the Oregon AFLCIO, Tina fought to increase childcare assistance, expand family leave opportunities, reduce prescription drug costs, and require that insurance companies cover birth control just like any other prescription.
Tina Fights for Our Kids' Health
Named the 2007 Legislator of the Year by the Oregon Public Health Association, Tina championed statewide school nutrition standards, sponsored farm-to-school and school garden legislation to connect children with local agriculture, worked tirelessly to cover uninsured children, and increased funding for schoolbased health centers.
Tina Fights for Equal Rights for ALL
Tina led the charge to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and grant important rights and protections to committed, caring same-sex couples through domestic partnerships. Tina understands that every Oregonian deserves the legal right to protect their loved ones.
Tina Fights for North and Northeast Portland
Tina increased protections for mobile home residents facing park closures and renters being evicted because of condominium conversions. She fought against changes to liquor licenses that would have hurt neighborhood livability. And she stands up for our community - whether it's a traffic light in St. Johns, more resources for our local schools, the North Portland Greenway trail, or road improvements in the Cully neighborhood.
During my first term, I delivered on my promise to fight for working families, children, equal rights and many other issues. But there's more work to do in Salem. I would be honored to have your vote so that I can continue to serve the people of North and Northeast Portland.
(This information furnished by Friends of Tina Kotek.)