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For Oregon’s children

For Oregon’s children

My children are a constant reminder of why I first ran to represent the people of East Portland in the Legislature. (That’s us, at a beach cleanup two years ago.)

They will inherit the Oregon – and the planet – that we leave behind. I want it to be a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous place for them to grow up and raise their children.

In the Legislature, I’m proud of what we’re doing in this session to keep our air clean while taking Oregon’s clean energy sector to the next level.

Last month, Governor Brown signed into law the Clean Fuels bill that I sponsored, which significantly reduces the use of fossil fuels in Oregon – and encourages the production of homegrown renewables. Because of this law, our cars and trucks will be less polluting, our air will be cleaner, and we are promoting the growth of a clean fuels market in our state. That’s something to celebrate on Earth Day!

As Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environment, I’m going to keep pushing for legislation to encourage the development of community “solar gardens,” replace old polluting woodstoves with cleaner alternatives, and make it easier for energy producers to store energy produced from renewable sources.

We’re making incredible progress for Oregon’s children, friends.

Thank you for standing with me!


Posted on April 22, 2015.

Meet Jessica

I am a mother, a business professional, a progressive Democrat, a proud resident of East Portland, and the first Latina elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.

As Multnomah County Commissioner I’ve fought to make sure every member of our community has what they need to succeed. I want to make Multnomah County an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. I'm ready to get to work and I hope you'll join us!

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