|Oregon House of Representatives District 36|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Assistant Majority Leader-Politics, Oregon House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon|
Williamson earned her B.S. in political science/Women's Studies from the University of Oregon in 1996 and her J.D. from Willamette University. Her professional experience includes working for Education Research Nonprofit, as an assistant vice-president for Communications and Public Affairs at Portland State University and as an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Williamson served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Joint Ways and Means|
|• Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development|
|• Judiciary, Vice-Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Williamson served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
Williamson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Putting Public Education First
- Excerpt: "Jennifer strongly supports Pay It Forward, Pay It Back legislation to increase access to our public universities and community colleges. Qualified students could go to a public university or community college tuition-free with a binding contract to pay a small, fixed percentage of their annual adjusted gross incomes after they graduate."
Proven Pro-Choice Champion
- Excerpt: "Jennifer has been a lifelong pro-choice leader — having served as a clinic escort and is a member of the board of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. She recognizes the serious threat facing women’s basic rights around the nation. In Salem, Representative Williamson will continue to stand up to any attempt to roll back our reproductive rights."
Promoting Economic Progress for Oregon
- Excerpt: "Jennifer supports smart investments in career and technical education to help graduates find jobs and stay here in Oregon."
Patients before Profits
- Excerpt: "Jennifer will keep working to move us closer to universal coverage for all Oregonians."
Progressive Ideas on Public Safety
- Excerpt: "She will continue to stand up for common sense gun laws like tougher penalties for illegal transfers of high capacity magazines."
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 Jennifer Williamson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. She also ran in the Working Families Party ticket. Amanda Burnham ran as a Libertarian candidate. Williamson defeated Burnham in the general election.
|Oregon House of Representatives District 36, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jennifer Williamson Incumbent||85%||21,626|
Williamson won election in the 2012 election for Oregon House District 36. Williamson defeated Sharon Meieran and Benjamin Jay Barber in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Bruce Neal (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012|
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Benjamin Jay Barber||2.4%||240|
Comprehensive donor information for Williamson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Williamson raised a total of $252,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.
|Jennifer Williamson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 36||$252,561|
|Grand Total Raised||$252,561|
2012Williamson won election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Williamson raised a total of $252,561.
|Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jennifer Williamson's campaign in 2012|
|Knight, Philip H.||$20,000|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$252,561|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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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, Williamson's endorsements included the following:
Williamson is married to her husband, Paul.
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- Oregon House of Representatives
- House Committees
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- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Oregon House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Jennifer Williamson on Facebook
- Jennifer Williamson on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Williamson," accessed May 25, 2014
- Jennifer for Oregon, "Issues," accessed August 29, 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
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the House," accessed April 11, 2012
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official Primary Results for 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Oregon State House Official General Results for 2012," accessed May 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Williamson, Jennifer," accessed June 13, 2013
- Jennifer for Oregon, "Supporters," accessed August 29, 2014
Mary Nolan (D)
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