Shemia Fagan

Shemia Fagan

Shemia Fagan
Secretary of State Candidate


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  • State Senator 
  • Civil Rights Attorney

Occupational Background:

  • Legislator
  • Attorney

Educational Background

  • Lewis and Clark Law School

Prior Governmental Experience

  • David Douglas School Board
  • State Representative 

Shemia is a once-in-a-generational leader at a time when we face once-in-a=lifetime threats to our democracy. Shemia has the courage and conviction to meet those threats head on and win. – Former Secretary of State and Governor Barbara Roberts

Mom, Civil Rights Attorney, Fighter

Growing up poor in rural Oregon, Dufur and the Dallas, opportunity seemed out of reach. Oregon’s public schools changed that. Ive worked every day to deliver for the Oregonians who have given me so much. 

As State Representative and Senator, I have:

  • Increased investment in our public schools,
  • Raised wages and passed paid family leave.
  • Made housing and healthcare more affordable, and 
  • Expanded voting rights.

While Oregon has made progress, Trump’s attacks on working people, foreign governments attacking our democracy, and Republican politicians walking out on the Oregonians they represent is putting opportunity out of reach for too many.

Oregon’s next Secretary of State will face challenges unlike any we’ve seen. She must be prepared to fight threats to our democracy today and build defenses against those of tomorrow. 

I’m ready.

As your Secretary of State, I will protect the integrity of:

  • Our elections, ensuring every vote counts, every v other has faith that it does, and elected leaders show up for work and honor your votes.
  • Our public records,  closing the “secret ballot” loophole in Salem and making the government transparent and accountable.
  • Our public investments, using audits to ensure public services serve marginalized communities and mitigate climate change’s impact.

I have earned support from:

  • Oregon Education Association
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • PCUN Farmworkers and Latinx Working Families United
  • Oregon School Employees Association
  • Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
  • Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
  • SEIU Oregon State Council PAC

And more. I am working to earn yours, too.