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Members of the Oregon House of Representatives

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek

Speaker of the House
Beginning with her work to win domestic partnership benefits for faculty and students at the University of Washington in the mid-1990s, Tina Kotek has worked hard to change the world and to empower people to be part of that change.


She began her public service career as a policy advocate for the Oregon Food Bank, working to eliminate hunger for every Oregonian. She went on to serve as the policy director for Children First for Oregon before being elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2006.


In her first term in the House, Representative Kotek championed a redesign of the state’s welfare program, led the fight to establish statewide nutrition standards for food sold in schools, and helped pass landmark legislation that both ended discrimination based on sexual orientation and created domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.


In 2013, she became the first openly lesbian speaker of any state house in the nation.


In recent legislative sessions, Speaker Kotek was a leader in the movement to give everyone a fair shot at success by championing the successful efforts to expand earned sick leave, strengthen retirement security and ban racial profiling. She worked to strengthen and expand child care options for working parents and fought to pass trailblazing legislation to raise Oregon’s minimum wage.


Today, Speaker Kotek and her partner Aimee live in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland.




Members of the House of Representatives



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Alonso Leon, Teresa

Barker, Jeff

Barnhart, Phil
Barreto, Greg

Bentz, Cliff

Boone, Deborah

Buehler, Knute

Bynum, Janelle

Clem, Brian L.

Doherty, Margaret

Esquivel, Sal

Evans, Paul


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Fahey, Julie

Gomberg, David

Gorsek, Chris

Greenlick, Mitch

Hack, Jodi L.

Hayden, Cedric

Heard, Dallas

Helm, Ken

Hernandez, Diego

Holvey, Paul

Huffman, John

Johnson, Mark



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Kennemer, Bill

Keny-Guyer, Alissa

Kotek, Tina

Lewis, Rick

Lininger, Ann

Lively, John

Malstrom, Sheri

Marsh, Pam

McKeown, Caddy

McLain, Susan

McLane, Mike

Meek, Mark


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Nathanson, Nancy

Nearman, Mike

Noble, Ron

Nosse, Rob

Olson, Andy

Parrish, Julie

Piluso, Carla C.

Post, Bill

Power, Karin

Rayfield, Dan

Reardon, Jeff

Reschke, E. Werner


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Sanchez, Tawna

Smith, David Brock

Smith, Greg

Smith Warner, Barbara

Sollman, Janeen

Sprenger, Sherrie

Stark, Duane A.

Vial, A. Richard

Whisnant, Gene

Williamson, Jennifer

Wilson, Carl

Witt, Bradley