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Monnes Anderson Pledges to Continue Fighting For East County, Files for Re-Election
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Salem, Ore.—Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, a retired public health nurse, filed paperwork today to run for a third term as the State Senator from East Multnomah County. One of the legislature’s experts on health care, Monnes Anderson pledged to continue to fight for Oregon’s middle class and struggling families.
“As your state senator, I’ve worked tirelessly to grow jobs, strengthen Oregon schools and protect vulnerable members of our community,” said Monnes Anderson. “Together, we’ve made a lot of progress, but there’s still more to be done to support East County families in these challenging times. That’s why I’m running for re-election.”
Monnes Anderson has fought for solutions to unique problems faced by East County, and has made strides in the areas of public safety and creating a business-friendly environment. In the last legislative session, Senator Monnes Anderson successfully sought funding for the Portland Metro Gang Enforcement Team, which keeps East County safe through targeted crime-fighting strategies in gang-affected areas. She also introduced and passed bills to assist our local economic development programs and allow extension of our local enterprise zones that boost local job creation.
As chair of the Senate Committee on Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy, Monnes Anderson has led the charge to expand access to health care and make health insurance more affordable by lowering costs for individuals and small businesses. Monnes Anderson has also championed laws that give every Oregon child access to health care and allow for children with high-risk medical conditions to remain on the same plan as their parents.
“It is an honor to serve East County in the Oregon Senate, and I am pleased that we are making headway on the challenges our community faces,” said Monnes Anderson. “As a public health nurse and experienced lawmaker, I will continue the work of making East County an even better place to live.”
Laurie Monnes Anderson has served Senate District 25, which includes Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview, since 2005.