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State Representative, 46th 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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    Alissa Keny-Guyer
    (DEM, IND, WFP)

Biographical Information

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?

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Town Where You Live Portland, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons State Representative for House District 46 since 2011. Background: Non-profit management, Oregon Solutions project manager, Hanna Andersson Children’s Foundation director, Saturday Academy Outreach founder, VIA International Exchange director
Twitter @alissakg
County Multnomah County
We need to address this and the many other vulnerable sites, such as bridges and schools, that could have catastrophic consequences in a large earthquake. I volunteered for Mercy Corps in Indonesia after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami and know first hand how devastating this can be. Addressing these infrastructure concerns would create many well paying construction jobs as well.
I am strongly in favor of reducing our greenhouse emissions either through a carbon tax or a Cap and Invest system. A tax is highly unlikely due to the 3/5 majority vote needed, so I am actively working to pass the Cap and Invest (aka Green Energy Jobs) bill in 2019. I served on the Environmental Justice/Just Transitions workgroup in 2017 to help shape the bill for the 2018 session. While I was sad it didn't pass, I appreciate that many steps were initiated to lay the foundation for these goals.
While I believe our process was fair in 2010-11, I am in favor of an independent commission. However, one of my biggest concerns is how we will count everyone in the 2020 census: so many undocumented people are terrified of sharing their identity under our current national government. It is critical that we count everyone, since federal representation and benefits are determined by population, and our state needs an accurate count to understand who makes up our communities.