Sara Gelser Blouin

Race: Senate
District: 8
Took office: 2015


Occupation: State Senator

Occupational Background: Children with Disabilities and Family Support Coordinator, Oregon DHS; Instructor, LBCC

Educational Background: MAIS, Oregon State University; BA, Earlham College

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, Corvallis School Board

Sara Shows Up for Oregon’s Families

  • Worked to increase the minimum wage, extend overtime pay to farmworkers, improve workplace protections against sexual harassment and create Oregon’s paid family leave program
  • ¿Fighting to make sure schools are open five days a week for every Oregon student
  • Voted to protect and expand access to reproductive health care and gender affirming care for ALL Oregonians

Sara Shows Up for Safer Communities and a Sustainable Future

  • Spearheaded legislation to clear the backlog of untested rape kits in OregonSecured $28 million to improve the Highway 20 Corridor between Albany and Corvallis
  • Voted to transition Oregon to 100% clean energy by 2040

Sara Shows Up to Strengthen Our Social Safety Net

  • Led passage of legislation improving safety and oversight of memory care and assisted living facilities
  • Championed legislation to stop sending kids in foster care to dangerous out of state facilities
  • Working to make quality mental health, addiction services and peer supports available in the community before individuals experience crisis
  • Voted to expand affordable housing, protect tenants and create transitional housing to address the urgent needs of the unhoused

Sara Shows Up in Times of Crisis

  • Passed emergency legislation to ensure elderly and disabled Oregonians weren’t denied support from trusted caregivers at the hospital during the pandemic
  • Successfully overturned discriminatory crisis care rationing policies and passed groundbreaking legislation to protect Oregonians from discrimination in health care settings.
  • Helped resolve hundreds of unemployment claims
  • Facilitated local access to tens of thousands of dollars in tenant and landlord assistance during the pandemic


  • SEIU Oregon
  • Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
  • Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Oregon School Employees Association
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Oregon State Firefighters Council
  • Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

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(This information furnished by Sara Gelser Blouin for State Senate.)