Steiner Hayward Running for Re-Election

September 7, 2017

Family physician Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) officially filed to seek re-election to represent District 17 in the Oregon Senate today.

“With the efforts of many Republicans to restrict health coverage, it’s more important than ever for me to fight to protect Oregonians’ access to health care,” said Sen. Steiner Hayward. “I’m running for re-election to continue my efforts in making Oregon the healthiest state in the nation, and I’m focused on increasing funding for education and creating an economy that helps all Oregonians succeed.”

Last session, Senator Steiner Hayward led the coalition to pass a new law that increases the age of tobacco sales to 21, and she brokered a bipartisan agreement to ensure that Oregonians keep their access to health care. She also supported the new Reproductive Health Equity law, the Cover All Kids Act, as well as the landmark Transportation Package that will lead to substantial investments to improve Oregon’s infrastructure.

“I’m very proud of the work we achieved this year, especially because Oregon is moving forward while the federal government is in disarray,” said Sen. Steiner Hayward. “I want to continue to serve my constituents by giving them an effective voice at the State Capitol to help make Oregon a place we all want to live, work, raise families, and treasure for years to come.”

In her tenure as State Senator for District 17, she's helped to pass landmark legislation including increasing vaccination rates statewide, strengthening the Indoor Clean Air Act, and creating Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations. She was one of the first legislators to openly support Measure 91-- the statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational cannabis, and chief sponsored automatic voter registration in 2015.

Senator Steiner Hayward serves District 17 in the Oregon State Senate, which includes parts of Beaverton, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Bethany, Rock Creek and NW Portland.

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