Kayse Jama

Race: Senate
District: 24


Occupation: Oregon State Senator

Occupational Background: Nonprofit Founder; Executive Director

Educational Background: Marylhurst University, BA

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Senate Committee on Housing & Development; Senate Committee on Labor & Business; Oregon Commission on Black Affairs

Kayse Jama: Opportunity for All

“I have worked with the people of East Portland and Clackamas County for twenty years as a community organizer, advocate, and now as your State Senator. I will continue fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with you to build an Oregon where opportunity is available to all.” Kayse

Delivering for Senate District 24

Kayse Jama took office in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and got right to work delivering for his constituents:

  • Passing legislation and investing over $1.3 billion to prevent evictions, create affordable housing, and support home ownership
  • Investing $4 million in federal funding directly into the District and community organizations serving our most vulnerable
  • Establishing Oregon’s first Office of Immigrant and Refugee Advancement

“Senator Jama’s leadership as Chair of the Senate Housing Committee has kept tens of thousands of Oregonians in their homes during this pandemic.”Katrina Holland, Community Leader

An Inclusive Recovery for an Equitable Oregon

Kayse will center our hard-hit district in the state’s recovery, fighting for:

  • Fairness in housing, education, and the workplace
  • Climate measures to address extreme heat and other environmental disasters
  • Reimagined public safety where everyone is protected

“Senator Jama has dedicated his life to uplifting struggling Oregonians. He will bring us together to create a justice system that works for everyone.” Andy Ko, Community Leader

Trusted Organizations & Leaders Support Kayse
UFCW Local 555
Pro-Choice Oregon PAC & Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos del noroeste)
Oregon Nurses Association
Pacific NW Carpenters Union
Building Power for Communities of Color
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
Senators Rob Wagner & Kate Lieber
Representatives Tawna Sanchez,
Khanh Pham, & Andrea Valderrama
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury


(This information furnished by Kayse Jama for Oregon.)