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Barbara Smith Warner
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Oregon House of Representatives District 45
In office
January 15, 2014-present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 0
Assistant Majority Leader-Politics, Oregon House of Representatives
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 19, 2013
Appointed byMultnomah County Commission
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGannon University
ProfessionGrassroots organizer
Office website
Campaign website
Barbara Smith Warner is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 45. She was first appointed to the chamber on December 19, 2013, to replace Michael Dembrow, who resigned to take a position in the Senate.[1] She currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader-Politics.


Warner earned her B.A. in Foreign Language & International Studies from Gannon University. Her professional experience includes working as a grassroots organizer and trainer, as a field representative for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and as a precinct committee person.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Smith Warner served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2014
Energy and Environment


Campaign themes


Smith Warner's campaign website highlights the following priorities:[3]

Strong schools

  • Excerpt: "I’ve seen firsthand that today’s decisions in Salem directly impact our children’s future. That’s why I’m fighting for the additional funding and smaller class size that teachers, parents and students need to succeed."

Good jobs

  • Excerpt: "A strong economy in Oregon starts with strong schools—from pre-K all the way through affordable higher education. That’s why in my first session I helped pass new laws making community college more affordable and increasing access to apprenticeship programs which provide excellent job and skills training."

Healthy families

  • Excerpt: "I believe that every Oregonian deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. That’s why I sponsored a law to increase accountability at CoverOregon, am working to get the program back on track and succeed, and believe in long-term solutions like single-payer healthcare."


  • Excerpt: "For me, fairness encompasses a lot of things—it means tax fairness where everyone pays their fair share; it means economic justice where hard work earns a living wage with benefits and local businesses are rewarded for doing so; and it means that every Oregonian is entitled to marry the person they love, free from discrimination."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Barbara Smith Warner defeated Tom Sincic in the Democratic primary. She is also running as a write-in candidate on the Republican party ticket. Smith Warner is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]



In 2014, Smith Warner's endorsements include the following:[6]


Smith Warner and her husband, Chris, have two children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Dembrow (D)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 45
January 15, 2014–present
Succeeded by