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Jessica Vega Pederson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Deputy Majority Whip
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoyola University, Chicago
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jessica Vega Pederson is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 47. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. She currently serves as Deputy Majority Whip.

Biography

Vega-Pederson earned her B.S. in Informational Systems Management and Philosophy from Loyola University, Chicago. Her professional experience includes working in the computer industry.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pederson served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency
Energy and Environment
Revenue

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vega Pederson's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Investing in Oregon's Economy

  • Excerpt: "Promote investment in businesses that drive our economy: manufacturing, high-tech, natural resources and clean technology."

Prioritizing a Quality Education for Our Children

  • Excerpt: "Ensure stable funding for education from early childhood to post-secondary."

Committing to Equity for All Oregonians

  • Excerpt: "Defend the social services and programs that are especially needed by seniors, children and people with disabilities."

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Jessica Vega Pederson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. She is also running on the Working Families Party ticket. Vega Pederson is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pederson won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 47. Pederson advanced past the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Maggie Nelson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Vega Pederson 65.2% 12,662
     Republican Maggie Nelson 34.8% 6,773
Total Votes 19,435
Oregon House of Representatives, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Vega Pederson 48.6% 2,282
Thuy Tran 40.6% 1,907
Andrew Haynes 10.7% 504
Total Votes 4,693

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pederson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pederson raised a total of $84,448 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[8]

Jessica Vega Pederson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 47 Won $84,448
Grand Total Raised $84,448

2012

Pederson won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pederson raised a total of $84,448.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jessica Vega Pederson's campaign in 2012
Pederson, Jessica Vega$10,000
Finestra Media$6,060
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association$5,500
EMILY's List$2,500
Food & Commercial Workers Local 555$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$84,448
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Vega Pederson's endorsements include the following:[9]

  • Oregon Education Association
  • Oregon School Employees Association
  • American Federation of Teachers - Oregon
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • The Sierra Club

  • Oregon Women's Investment Network
  • The Mother PAC
  • Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
  • Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jefferson Smith (D)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 47
2013–present
Succeeded by
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