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Rep. Shemia Fagan files for re-election

State Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-Portland/Clackamas) on Wednesday filed for re-election to her second term in the Oregon Legislature.

by: FILE PHOTO - Shemia FaganAfter unseating Patrick Sheehan last year, Fagan represents House District 51, where boundaries had been redrawn in 2012 to include outer Southeast Portland, Southwest Gresham, Boring, Damascus, parts of Happy Valley and unincorporated Clackamas County.

“Serving as your state representative this last year has been one of the most humbling and thrilling experiences in my life,” Fagan said.

In a press release, she said she was honored to be “a part of so many positive changes here in Oregon,” including increased veterans support, creating the Office of Small Business Assistance and building sidewalks in East Portland so that the children have safer streets. She made the announcement after Gov. John Kitzhaber called a special session to start Sept. 30 for a “grand bargain” to trade pension reforms for tax increases to benefit schools.

“As someone whose life was forever changed by public schools here in Oregon, I am particularly proud of the work we did this year to boost school funding by $1 billion — the highest level of funding Oregon schools have ever seen.” she said. “I'm again asking our community for their support as I file for re-election. In the next year, I very much look forward to talking with my constituents in community meetings and at their doors as I again ask for the honor of representing them in Oregon's Capitol.”




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