US House, OR-06

Andrea Salinas

ON THE ISSUES

  • Championed efforts to strengthen clean air laws, permanently ban offshore drilling, and establish environmental justice principles in the state legislature
  • Helped pass a bill with one of the country’s most ambitious timelines for eliminating carbon dioxide emissions 
  • Introduced the Soil CARE Act to invest in education around regenerative agriculture and help farms be more resilient to extreme weather conditions
  • Earned a 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Toss up race - in 2022 she won this race by just 2.5 percent of the vote 
  • In 2022, she became one of two of the first Latina’s elected to represent Oregon in Congress
  • Member of the House Agriculture Committee
  • Holding this seat in Oregon will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

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CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Representative Andrea Salinas is running for a second term to represent Oregon's new 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has worked for a number of Members of Congress and served as the legislative director for the Oregon Environmental Council, as an advocate for the Trust for Public Land and the Pew Charitable Trust. In September 2017, the commissioners of Multnomah and Clackamas counties unanimously chose Salinas to fill the vacant District 38 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives. After being re-elected in 2018, she rose in House leadership and served as House majority whip and chair of the Health Care Committee. 

Salinas served for nine years as a board member for Oregon LCV. As a state representative, Oregon LCV gave her a 94 percent lifetime score and she earned the organization's “Perseverance Award” in 2021. She has sponsored and cosponsored numerous bills on the environment, racial justice and equity, voting rights and campaign finance reform, and more. These include efforts to protect wildlife, protect children from toxic chemicals, establish environmental justice principles for the state, stop new fossil fuel development on state lands, incentivize solar power, protect drinking water, ban pesticides, promote electric vehicles, and to lower utility rates in environmental justice communities. Salinas earned a 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Salinas is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.


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