Andrea Valderrama

Race: House
District: 47


Occupation: State Representative; Strategic Initiatives Director, ACLU of Oregon

Occupational Background: Policy advising and advocacy, coalition building, grassroots community organizing in public and non profit sectors

Educational Background: Masters of Public Administration, Portland State University; Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience: David Douglas School Board, Chair

Pronouns: ella/she

As a first generation Peruvian American and daughter of immigrants, serving my community is integral to who I am. My platform is rooted in my Incan communal values. My legislative priorities are rooted in racial, economic, disability and gender justice and include:

  • Addressing homelessness and the housing crisis
  • Investing in working families and small businesses
  • Reducing cost of living and wage inequality
  • Keeping our communities safe
  • Supporting our teachers, students, and caregivers
  • Expanding affordable healthcare and building healthy communities
  • Developing climate resiliency

Since my appointment in 2021, I’ve led workgroups with community leaders to tackle housing inequities by increasing access to affordable housing and preventing displacement. This year, I introduced legislation to drive down the cost of living by providing $600 direct payments to 245,000 low wage workers that will be distributed this June. I serve as Deputy Whip in the House Democratic Caucus, Co-Vice Chair of the BIPOC Caucus, and as a member of six committees including Joint Committee on Ways and Means, House Revenue, and House Housing.

I’m proud to be endorsed by:

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Kayse Jama

Jessica Vega Pederson

Eddy Morales

Stephanie D. Stephens, Chair, David Douglas School Board

East County Rising

Unite Oregon Action

SEIU Oregon

Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Oregon Nurses Association

Building Power for Communities of Color


Next Up Action Fund

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos del Noroeste)

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Oregon & Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers (LIUNA)

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Instagram: @dreafororegon

(This information furnished by Friends of Andrea Valderrama.)