District Priorities

Oregon is in the middle of a housing crisis and too many Oregonians are experiencing housing instability or being houseless. Janeen supports expanded investments in shelters, services, and new affordable housing options to keep people in their homes and prevent displacement. She also advocates for affordable housing for seniors and those on fixed incomes.

A longtime proponent of Career Technical Education in our schools and alternative career pathways, Janeen recently supported the Future Ready Oregon program to invest in skills training in targeted areas to help Oregonians find good paying jobs and rewarding career pathways.

Janeen has been an advocate for increased resources for our schools and students for nearly 15 years. She supports expanded access for students to have multiple career pathways, hands-on learning opportunities, and mental health resources.

She recently advocated and helped pass investments to reduce teacher burnout and help address the current teacher shortage to keep schools open for in-person learning five days a week.

Janeen has been a Metro Master Recycler since 2012 and enjoys helping the community in their Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew efforts to take care of our planet.

She supports legislation to lower carbon emissions and reduce plastic waste, modernize our recycling system, and reverse the impacts of climate change so we can protect our beautiful state for future generations.

Janeen has been a leader in passing common sense gun safety legislation to reduce gun violence and save lives, including landmark legislation to require safe firearm storage and keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted domestic violence abusers. She also supports comprehensive public safety services, including resources for mental health and addiction recovery.

Janeen supports policies that ensure Oregon remains a thriving hub for business and that there is ongoing support for Washington County business growth. She is also an advocate for workforce development policies to strengthen our workforce to address our current shortage and prepare workers for the future.

Janeen’s Senate Committees

  • Joint Interim Committee On Ways and Means Interim Subcommittee on General Government - Co-Chair

  • Senate Interim Committee On Finance and Revenue

  • Senate Interim Committee On Human Services, Mental Health and Recovery

  • Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission Member

  • Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee

  • Oregon Employment Department Modernization Oversight Committee