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State Representative, 38th District

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: 2 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. Each district is represented by one Senator and one Representative. 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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    Andrea Salinas
    (DEM, REP, IND)

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Ninety-five percent of Oregon's liquid fuel flows through the tank farms on the Willamette River. In a large earthquake the soil beneath them may liquify. What measures will you take to protect against this disaster?

What should be the role of the state in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a level 85% below 1990 levels by 2050? Describe your views on the Cap and Invest bill and other approaches.

With the coming 2020 census, redistricting will become an urgent issue. What are your thoughts on changing to an independent commission?

Town Where You Live Lake Oswego, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons Served as HD-38 Representative since September 2017. Legislative Aide to US Reps. Pete Stark and Darlene Hooley Oregon advocate for environment, workers, reproductive choice and health care Served on boards of OLCV (8 years) and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (3 years)
Twitter @AndreaRSalinas
County Multnomah
I need to learn more about this issue and the policy options to either mitigate the effects of such a natural disaster or prevent the hazardous effects. It seems reasonable that we wouldn't want to store additional tank farms along the Willamette. I'm just not sure what we can do with the existing farms. In general though, I do have a philosophy of policy stewardship with pollutants to our environment. In other words, those who are making profits from the tank farms should pay for the damage.
I support the Cap and Invest bill intro but I would like for us to include other greenhouse gas emitting sectors as well. There are natural resource sectors, such as the timber industry, that we could include in the cap and invest system.
I would appreciate an independent commission if it didn't cost the state additional outlays. Redistricting should not be seen as a function of political control otherwise the electorate loses confidence in our democratic system. Having worked for members of Congress, I have seen how the major parties can influence redistricting and how it leads to polarization of districts. We should avoid any gerrymandering of Oregon districts and an independent commission could be one way of doing it.