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State Senator District 10

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen and registered voter; resident of the district for 1 year prior to general election OR Const., Art. IV, §8 Age: 21 or olderTerm: 4 years OR Const., Art. IV, §4 Salary: $23,052 (2017)Duties: The Senate and the House of Representatives are responsible for making or changing laws. Thirty Senators serve in the Senate and sixty Representatives serve in the House of Representatives. The sizes of districts are based on the number of people living there. The Oregon Legislature meets for a long session in odd-numbered years and a short session in even-numbered years.Source: Oregon Blue Book Rev. 1/2018

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    Deb Patterson
    (WFP, Dem)

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    Taylor A Rickey

Biographical Information

Describe your one or two most pressing issues for the 2021 legislative session. What legislation would you propose and/or support to address these issues?

What should be the legislative priorities for managing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis?

What should the legislature do to improve racial and social justice?

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Campaign Phone (public) (503) 877-5294
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable)
Town Where You Live Salem, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons Clergy at Smyrna UCC, Canby; Former Executive Director, International Parish Nurse Resource Center; Vice President, Deaconess Foundation Education: Yankton College; MHA, Washington University School of Medicine; M.Div., D.Min. Eden Theological Seminary Oregon Disabilities Commission; Marion County: Health Advisory Board Chair; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee; Community Service: Downtown Salem Rotary; Community Benefit Committee, Salem Health; Salem-Keizer NAACP
Twitter @DebPattersonOR
County Marion and Polk Counties (SD10)
Term Until 2022
I have spent more than 20 years working for access to affordable quality healthcare.. I'll work hard to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare and will support legislation to lower the costs of medications. And I will work for economic fairness - affordable housing, childcare and long-term care, and living wage jobs with good benefits. In addition, no one should be sleeping on the streets. I will work to secure funding for affordable housing and needed supportive services.
We need to assure that every family has access to affordable housing, healthcare and childcare, that small businesses have access to needed capital to rebuild. We need to invest in educational opportunities, such as community colleges and apprenticeship programs that help young people find living wage jobs, and protect the rights of older workers, people with disabilities and others who have been most impacted in earlier economic downturns.
We all need to recognize that there is systemic racism in our society, and I applaud the efforts of the legislature to encourage school curricula that teaches the role that systemic racism has played in our history. I am grateful for the leadership of the BIPOC Caucus in the Oregon Legislature that is leading the way in calling forth testimony and raising issues for the public's consideration as we move forward into a future that is more fair and just for all Oregonians.
Campaign Phone (public) (971) 304-1674
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable)
Town Where You Live Salem
Your Experience/Qualificatons Campaign Director for Nicholas Chen House Manager Concerned Citizen
County Polk
Term 2021
First and foremost my main issue is fixing our broken criminal justice system. I would propose an end to victimless crimes and abolishing mandatory minimum sentences.
None. The market must correct the impacts of COVID-19. Meaning we need to allow these businesses to operate as long as it is in a safe manner.
We need to change the systems. From the way we police to the judicial to the penal system we need a complete overhaul. We need to restore the blindfold of lady justice and make our criminal justice systems truly blind to race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. We need to listen to the concerns of our fellow Oregonians and find the solutions. This should not even be political just common sense for the betterment of our society.