State Representative
Jefferson Smith photo


Occupation: Nonprofit Director.

Occupational Background: Nonprofit Director; Lawyer; Youth Counselor; Farmhand.

Educational Background: JD, Harvard Law School; BS, University of Oregon.

Prior Governmental Experience: Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals.

Public Advocate: Founder, Oregon Bus Project; Judge, Classroom Law Project; Founding Committee, Onward Oregon; Founder, Suzanne Award for Outstanding Woman Leaders.


"I have worked with Jefferson Smith for more than half a
decade, and he has made a large and positive
impact for Oregon.
I am glad to support him to represent the neighborhoods I once
served in the legislature."
Governor Barbara Roberts

"Jefferson Smith is a strong voice for responsible public policy.
He has my full support."
Governor John Kitzhaber

Susan Castillo
Rod Monroe State Senator
Ted Wheeler County Chair
City Commissioner Sam Adams
Annette Mattson, Chair David Douglas School Board
Lonnie Roberts, Multnomah County
Commissioner District 4
Randy Leonard, Portland City Commissioner
Representative Mike Schaufler
George Starr
Stand for Children
SEIU Locals 49 & 503
Oregon Nurses Association
Carpenters EIS Local 2154
Oregon League of Conservation Voters

(partial list)

Born Eastsider Working for Oregon
We have knocked on thousands of doors listening to the concerns of voters. Together we can make meaningful change for schools, health care, safer streets, and a responsible economy.

Livability & Public Safety
Our District faces some tough challenges. With hard work we can make our community stronger, our streets safer, and our system work as well for folks east of 205 as for folks west of it.

Schools & Jobs
It is vital that our students and businesses have the knowledge and skills to thrive. Accessible higher education will help keep our best and brightest in Oregon, and help our communities and economy flourish.

Health Care
We have the richest country in the world, yet many children in our community lack basic health insurance. Oregonians deserve an accessible health system that uses dollars smartly.

(This information furnished by Forward with Jefferson Smith.)