SALEM, Ore. – Majority Leader Julie Fahey (D-West Eugene/Junction City) issued the following statement Nov. 16, 2022, after the release of the latest quarterly state economic and revenue forecast:
“Today’s forecast shows that the fundamentals of the state’s economy continue to be solid, thanks to the historic investments Oregon Democrats have made in working Oregonians and small businesses, as well as an influx of federal dollars from the Biden-Harris administration.
“We also know that should a global recession hit, Oregon is prepared to mitigate its impact because of the work Democrats have done to set aside historic levels of reserves. This work will allow us to continue supporting our most vulnerable communities.
“Now, we must continue to focus our efforts on the critical investments we know Oregonians need most to help drive down the cost of living, address the ongoing affordable housing crisis, provide mental and behavioral health supports, and make sure we have the economic infrastructure in place to retain and grow businesses in key industries for years to come.”
Rep. Fahey was re-elected as House Majority Leader Nov. 16 by the Oregon House Democratic caucus. Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis) was re-nominated to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
“Oregonians sent us to Salem with a strong majority to fix the most pressing, urgent issues facing this state. Voters saw a vision from Democrats that recognized the everyday challenges that Oregon families face, offered real solutions to the state’s problems, and stayed true to shared Oregonian values,” Majority Leader Fahey said.
“This leadership team represents constituents from across Oregon, and they’ll bring the diversity of their backgrounds and experiences to the upcoming legislative session. House Democrats are ready to lead this state into the future.”
Below is a list of the full House Democratic Leadership Team:
- Nominee for Speaker of the House: Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis)
- Nominee for Speaker Pro Tem: Rep. Paul Holvey (D-Eugene)
- Majority Leader: Rep. Julie Fahey (D-West Eugene/Junction City)
- Majority Whip: Rep. Andrea Valderrama (D-Outer East Portland)
- Deputy Majority Whip: Rep. Rob Nosse (D-SE/NE Portland)
- Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Pam Marsh (D-Southern Jackson County)
- Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Jason Kropf (D-Bend)
- Assistant Majority Leader: Rep. Dacia Grayber (D-Tigard)
Additional members serving in ex-officio leadership positions are Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Rep. Tawna Sanchez (D-N/NE Portland), Chair of the House Committee on Revenue, Rep. Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene), and a liaison from the Legislative Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Caucus, still to be announced.
“During the 2023 session, we’ll stay laser-focused on tackling the state’s most pressing issues: driving down the cost of living, urgently addressing the homelessness and affordable housing crisis, supporting working families and small businesses, investing in community safety, and championing stronger schools,” Fahey added.
Julie Fahey represents West Eugene/Junction City. Email Rep.JulieFahey@oregonlegislature.gov or call 503-986-1414.