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The following is a speech made by Rep. Frederick at the 27th Keep Living the Dream Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Highland Church.  Good afternoon, I’m Lew Frederick, State Representative from House District 43, North and Northeast …

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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 …

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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 »