Democratic primary voters in the new Oregon congressional district need to know that the boundaries of the 6th Congressional District may be new, but Teresa Alonso Leon has called the area home for most of her life. Her leadership has grown from Woodburn City Council to Oregon House District 22 Representative, and now she’s running to represent all Oregonians.
As the only candidate in theis primary who these voters have elected they need to know that Teresa Alonso Leon is the only candidate living in Oregon’s 6th and the only candidate that has experience to represent this community in Congress.
- She is the first elected Indigenous, Latina Immigrant elected to the state house in Oregon state in history.
- Teresa Alonso Leon was raised in the district, and helped her parents work in the fields picking berries, and took on jobs in high school to supplement her parents income. She knows what hard-working families go through in this district.
- Teresa was the first Latina to serve as Education Committee Chair where she supported the Student Success Act that increased the budget of 2 billion dollars per biennium for our K-12 students. She was also the Co-Chief Sponsor of legislation that helped create a new Early Learning state agency that focused on childcare and early learning.
- Teresa is the Progressive champion, fighting for issues that include universal healthcare; reducing income inequality; making college more affordable and reducing student debt; comprehensive immigration and criminal justice reform; campaign finance reform; and combating climate change. She also supports nationwide universal pre-school for all children,
- Teresa Alonso Leon has the endorsements of AFT Oregon, Oregon Single-Payer Advocates, and Bernie PDX, and won the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators’ National Legislator of the Year award.