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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 »

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 …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech Read More »

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 »