Barbara Smith Warner
|Barbara Smith Warner|
|Oregon House of Representatives District 45|
|January 15, 2014-present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||1|
|Assistant Majority Leader-Politics, Oregon House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||December 19, 2013|
|Appointed by||Multnomah County Commission|
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Smith Warner served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Joint Tax Credits|
|• Rules, Vice-Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Smith Warner served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Energy and Environment|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
Smith Warner's campaign website highlighted the following priorities:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held 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 also ran as a write-in candidate on the Republican party and Working Families Party tickets. Smith Warner was unchallenged in the general election.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Barbara Smith Warner Incumbent||67.9%||5,548|
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In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 Senate Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2013 House Votes
- Oregon Farm Bureau: 2014 State Legislative Summary
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- American Federation of Teachers-Oregon: 2013 Scorecard
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- Associated Oregon Industries: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Oregon Education Association: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Stand for Children-Oregon: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Oregon League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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- Oregon AFSCME: 2013 Report Card on the Oregon Legislature
- Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.
In 2014, Smith Warner's endorsements included the following:
- Portland Association of Teachers
- NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
- Oregon AFL-CIO
- Oregon AFSCME
- Oregon Education Association
- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
- Congressman Earl Blumenauer
- Congressman Kurt Schrader
- Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith
- Portland Commissioner Steve Novick
Smith Warner and her husband, Chris, have two children.
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- Oregon House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Oregon State Legislature
- Joint Committees
- Oregon state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Oregon House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Barbara Smith Warner on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- The Washington Times, "Barbara Smith Warner sworn into Oregon House," accessed January 15, 2014
- Democratic Party of Oregon, "Barbara Smith Warner," accessed April 28, 2014
- Barbara Smith Warner for State Representative, "Home page," accessed April 28, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Official Results - May 20, 2014 Primary Election," accessed July 8, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filing," accessed March 17, 2014
- Barbara Smith Warner for State Representative, "Endorsements," accessed April 28, 2014
- Barbara Smith Warner for State Representative, "Meet Barbara," accessed April 28, 2014
Michael Dembrow (D)
|Oregon House of Representatives - District 45
January 15, 2014–present
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