OR-06: Andrea Salinas (D)
Andrea Salinas’s dad immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 1950 and worked in the fields picking cotton and tomatoes before he was in the first grade. Later in life, he would join the military, and after serving two tours in Vietnam, he was able to earn his citizenship. He then spent the next three decades as a police officer.
Her parents couldn’t afford to send her to college, so she juggled multiple jobs – from painting homes to pouring coffee – while attending UC Berkeley. It took her seven years, but she earned that degree.
After the birth of her daughter she went to work on the frontlines in Oregon, fighting for more accessible, affordable quality health care, including passing the nation’s most progressive reproductive health care policy that covers everybody in Oregon.
In Salem, she championed efforts to protect Oregonians from harassment in the workplace. She has been a leader in the fight to reduce carbon pollution and invest in clean energy technologies to fight the climate crisis and ensure clean air, land, and water for our children and grandchildren.
Salinas said, “I think Washington could learn a thing or two from what we’ve done in Oregon about the power of finding common ground, working hard, and actually delivering on the issues that matter most to working families: affordable health care, a fair economy, and an environment that is protected and cherished for generations to come.”
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s campaign website.