Legislative Session Update

by Carl Fisher, CD-6 Delegate

Welcome to 2023, Washington County Democrats! As you are starting a new year, so are House Speaker Dan Rayfield and Senate President Rob Wagner for the upcoming legislative session. A few days ago they released their appointments to the various legislative committees. I thought would update you on what committees our Washington County delegation will be serving on in the next session.

Here is the list of all the bills heading for a first reading on January 9th. From there the Speaker and the Senate President will assign them to a committee. As you participate and lobby for the issues that matter to you in 2023 seek out the advice of those serving on the committees that your bill may be assigned during the session. OLIS (Oregon Legislative Information System) is your best resource to everything that happens during session. It will have all the info about committee meetings and you can watch sessions of the House and Senate from home.

If you are interested in testifying on legislation CLICK HERE to be taken to the site to learn how to submit your testimony.

Here are links to each legislators website, their email address and a list of the committees they have been assigned to for the 2023 session.


Senate Members 


Aaron Woods Senate District 13 

Email: Sen.AaronWoods@oregonlegislature.gov

Veterans, Emergency Management, Federal and World Affairs

Joint Committee on Transportation

Transportation and Economic Development Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology, Co-Chair


Kate Lieber Senate District 14

Email: Sen.KateLieber@oregonlegislature.gov

Energy and Environment

Rules, Chair

Joint Committee on Semiconductors


Janeen Sollman Senate District 15

Email: Sen.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov

Energy and Environment, Chair

Housing and Development

Joint Committee on Ways and Means

Public Safety Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Joint Committee on Semiconductors


Suzanne Weber Senate District 16

Email: Sen.SuzanneWeber@oregonlegislature.gov

Education, Vice-Chair

Human Services

Education Subcommittee


Elizabeth Steiner Senate District 17

Email: Sen.ElizabethSteiner@oregonlegislature.gov

Rules

Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Chair

Capital Construction Subcommittee

Joint Committee on Audits, Co-Chair


WInsvey Campos Senate District 18

Email: Sen.WInsveyCampos@oregonlegislature.gov

Healthcare

Joint Committee on Ways and Means

General Government Subcommittee

Human Services Subcommittee, Co-Chair


Rob Wagner Senate District 19

Email: Sen.RobWagner@oregonlegislature.gov

Education

Capital Construction Subcommittee


House Members


Ben Bowman House District 25

Email: Rep.BenBowman@oregonlegislature.gov

Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee

Higher Education Committee

Ways and Means – Human Services Subcommittee


Courtney Neron House District 26

Email: Rep.CourtneyNeron@oregonlegislature.gov

Early Childhood and Human Services Committee

Education Committee, Chair

Gambling Regulation Committee


Ken Helm House District 27

Email: Rep.KenHelm@oregonlegislature.gov

Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water Committee, Chair

Climate, Energy, and Environment Committee

Housing and Homelessness Committee


Dacia Grayber House District 28

Email: Rep.DaciaGrayber@oregonlegislature.gov

Business and Labor Committee

Emergency Management, General Government, and Veterans Committee, Chair

Ways and Means – Public Safety Subcommittee


Susan McLain House District 29

Email: Rep.SusanMclain@oregonlegislature.gov

Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water Committee

Ways and Means Committee

Ways and Means – Education Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Interstate 5 Bridge Committee, Co-Chair

Transportation Committee, Co-Chair


Nathan Sosa House District 30

Email: Rep.NathanSosa@oregonlegislature.gov

Business and Labor Committee

Higher Education Committee

Ways and Means – Transportation and Economic Development Subcommittee

Semiconductors Committee


Brian Stout House District 31

Email: Rep.BrianStout@oregonlegislature.gov

Business and Labor Committee

Economic Development and Small Business Committee


Maxine Dexter House District 33 

Email: Rep.MaxineDexter@oregonlegislature.gov

Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee

Emergency Management, General Government, and Veterans Committee

Housing and Homelessness Committee, Chair


Lisa Reynolds House District 34

Email: Rep.LisaReynolds@oregonlegislature.gov

Early Childhood and Human Services Committee, Chair

Judiciary Committee


Farrah Chaichi House District 35

Email: Rep.FarrahChaichi@oregonlegislature.gov

Gambling Regulation Committee, Vice-Chair

Judiciary Committee

Ways and Means – General Government Subcommittee


Hai Pham House District 36

Email: Rep.HaiPham@oregonlegislature.gov

Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee

Economic Development and Small Business Committee

Ways and Means – Human Services Subcommittee


Jules Walters House District 37

Email: Rep.JulesWalters@oregonlegislature.gov

Economic Development and Small Business Committee

Revenue Committee

Ways and Means – General Government Subcommittee

Tax Expenditure Committee


The legislative process is a long and complicated journey of ideas and people. Don’t count on your particular issue making it through the complete process on the first time around. Many take years to go through the process. Best of luck!

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Carl Fisher is a former legislative staffer & current CD 6 Delegate from Washington County