Occupation: State Representative; Business Manager, Hands On Medicine Primary Care.
Occupational Background: Founding Executive Director, Better People; Oregon Tradeswomen; Youth Employment Institute.
Educational Background: Masters in Social Work, Portland State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, District 43, 2005- present; Joint Ways & Means budget committee; Chair, Public Safety Subcommittee; Member, Transportation and Economic Development Subcommittee.
Community Involvement: Foster parent; Member, Oregon Foster Parent Association; Volunteers of America Al Fortham Scholarship for Jefferson High School students; Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) volunteer, King Elementary; Advisory Board, Pangaea Project.
Personal: Spouse, Shelda Holmes, FNP; one child
Rep. Chip Shields: Delivering Real Results for N/NE Portland
- Delivered on his top priority - a major increase in K-12 funding through his work on the Joint Ways and Means budget committee.
- Broadened the debate on public safety by helping steer $96 million to expand Head Start.
- Secured $2 million to help domestic violence survivors.
- Supported HB 2007 and SB 2, Oregon's new domestic partnership and nondiscrimination laws.
- Advanced a minority business agenda through passage of HB 2776-A.
- Helped fund a union apprenticeship pilot-program at Benson High School.
- Supported House Bill 2700, which requires health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Rep. Chip Shields: Fighting for Living-Wage Jobs, Health Care, Schools and Equality
- Passed HJM 9 in Oregon House - a resolution urging Congress and the President to develop a timeline and exit strategy for the war in Iraq.
- Helped people in recovery from addiction get their lives back on track through the African-American Chamber's Project Clean Slate.
- Passed HB 3186-A, the condo conversion bill to fight tenant displacement.
- 97.5% life-time voting record, Oregon League of Conservation Voters.
- Gold Medal voting record, Oregon AFL-CIO.
- The Skanner Newspaper Drum Major for Justice award, 2003.
Rep. Chip Shields: "So honest, it's hard to believe he is a legislator," said one (Salem) observer.
Willamette Week, 6/13/07
(This information furnished by Friends of Chip Shields.)