Neelam Gupta

Race: House
District: 38


Occupation: Director of Clinical Supports, Integration, and Workforce Unit, Oregon Health Authority

Occupational Background: Public Health and Social Welfare Researcher and Policy Expert

Educational Background: Masters in Public Health and Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles

Prior Governmental Experience: Lake Oswego School Board; LOSD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair and Elementary Facilities Taskforce; LOSD Learning Levy Co-Chair

A public health professional and social worker, Neelam Gupta has spent decades expanding access to affordable health care for working families, advancing the health care workforce, and addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color. She has been on the frontlines of serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and creating supportive housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness. As we recover from COVID-19, Neelam will work to expand opportunities for working families and our local economy.

As your State Representative, Neelam will fight for:

Healthier Communities

  • Universal access to quality and affordable health care
  • Immediate investments in the mental health care system, including in schools
  • Clean energy and green jobs

Thriving Schools

  • Full funding for our schools, preschool to workforce-ready
  • Preparing students for their future by investing in technical education and college
  • Quality education for students of all backgrounds

Economic Vitality

  • Immediate investments into housing solutions
  • Ensuring that Oregonians can thrive in their communities by creating strong, living wage jobs
  • Addressing systemic inequities and biases to create vibrant communities

ā€œIā€™m proud to endorse Neelam because we need a public health professional in the House! Neelam will help guide the Oregon legislature in our recovery from COVID-19 and fight for working families.ā€ ā€“ State Representative Rachel Prusak

Join us in Voting for Neelam!

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(This information furnished by Friends of Neelam Gupta.)