Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Library Program Manager
Educational Background: University of Oregon, BS 1975
Prior Governmental Experience: Eugene City Council, 1993-2005; Eugene Planning Commission, 1987-1993; Lane Council of Governments Board
A Leader In Salem Achieving Results
Nancy works hard to get Salem’s priorities straight and maintain fiscal responsibility for state government. She set clear priorities for higher education, job skills training, mental health treatment, and K-12 improvement. Her immediate focus is on urgent priorities: homelessness, child care, safe communities, resilience to emergencies like climate change and wildfire, and an economy that works for everyone.
Nancy has helped create good–paying jobs by promoting community improvements so our economy grows into the future, advocating for local priorities including child care facilities, YMCA, Civic Park, and Lane County Fairgrounds.
Nancy puts people first: expanding access to affordable health care and services for veterans. She passed legislation to stop runaway fees on college student debit cards and increase protections for seniors in residential care. She helped pass the strongest paid family leave law in the nation. She led efforts to protect mobile home residents and championed safe sleep sites and “tiny homes” to reduce homelessness.
Nancy focuses on making government more efficient and accountable. She passed bills to ensure fairness in courts, increase accountability for public contracts, and shed light on “dark money” in campaign spending. She’s pushing back on excessive testing for K-12 students.
Nancy championed increased funding for addiction and recovery treatment, and school health clinics. She led efforts to add wildfire cameras for early fire detection, and called attention to the urgency of cybersecurity to protect Oregonians.
Promoting Oregon’s economic rebound, Nancy focuses on our strengths: helping small businesses, investing in schools, advancing job skills training, and fostering research for new industries and energy technologies.
A proven track record for common sense and success.
Supported by parents, consumers, teachers, nurses, food and home care and construction workers, conservationists, and more.
(This information furnished by Friends of Nancy Nathanson.)