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I’d summarize the 2011 session this way: Some successes, some disappointments, some frustrations, and a profound and complicated learning experience. I got a few things passed in my first full session. None followed a straightforward path from committee to floor …

2011 Session Recap Read More »

PTA Convention, April 15, 2011 Imagine that it’s now April of 2016, 5 years from now. Imagine that things have gone pretty well in the education world. I’m not talking about a totally rosy picture, but about 85% positive. Now …

Remarks to Oregon PTA Convention, introducing Teacher of the Year Read More »

Legislators were invited to the Multnomah Democrats’ Central Committee meeting to talk about the election and the road ahead. The real meat of the discussion happened in the Q & A, but here are my opening remarks:   Multnomah Democrats …

Remarks to Multnomah Democrats, Thursday, November 11, 2010 Read More »

Lew rose to speak during the Remonstrances portion of the House floor session on Wednesday, February 17. Video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeJsHh2xr4 The text of his remarks is below: A twelve year old I’ve known all his life told me …

Lew and Rep. Tina Kotek Speak on the House Floor Regarding Police Incidents in North and Northeast Portland Read More »

  A great deal was accomplished in the February, 2010 Special Session. I continue to be inspired by the opportunity to serve my community and serve with  this outstanding group of Oregonians. Fourteen bills were passed just to support business …

Session Wrap Up – 2010 Read More »