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In addition to the major progress made towards advancing democratic ideals, we also made huge steps forward on several issues close to my heart. Here is a report on some bills that I’ve championed for several years that finally became law this year.

The 2015 legislative session was filled with successes that are helping working families, protecting our kids and our environment as well as advancing social justice throughout Oregon. Here is a partial list of some of the major accomplishments from the past session.

As We Prepare to End the 2013 Legislative Session: So far, Republican members of the Oregon Legislature have succeeded in obstructing efforts to raise additional revenue to support the things we expect State government to do, including funding our “system …

Statement on revenue and budget as the 2013 session drew to a close Read More »

Good evening chair Gonzalez, members of the Board and Superintendent Smith. Again, I am Lew Frederick, State Representative for House District 43, which includes the North Portland schools identified for closure or major changes.   First some general comments: I …

Testimony to Portland School Board, April 16th, 2012 Read More »