Current Occupation: Deputy Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, State of Oregon
Prior Governmental Experience:
Back to Basics: Let’s Focus Most on Family and Community Success
Success Starts with Stable, Affordable Housing and we need more of it if we are going to overcome this housing crisis. We also need low-barrier shelters, women’s shelters, and housing with support services. I have fought to ensure that the chronically homeless are able to be housed along with the long-term care and mental health care needed to stay housed.
People Need Jobs that Allow Them to Support Their Families and that’s why I support labor unions, job retraining and removing barriers to employment. I’ve also worked to create jobs and grow the number of in-home caregivers across Oregon to meet the needs of an againg population.
Access to Comprehensive Healthcare is a Human Right, which includes mental health and addiction services. In my career, I have advocated for Oregon’s seniors, veterans and people with disabilities to ensure there are strong long-term care services, meals, and mental health supports to be independent and healthy.
Sustainable Approaches to Our Natural Resources are good for public health and our economy. We rely on the hard work of farmers and foresters. Past generations of my family were both. We must ensure sustainability of our land and environment, protect the health of farmworkers and keep our resources strong for the next generations.