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Dr. Elizabeth Steiner for State Treasurer

Accountable Leadership for a Stronger, Healthier Oregon

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Why I’m Running for State Treasurer

No matter who you are or where you live in our state, everyone deserves an opportunity to save for their future. 


As a physician, a mom, and one of Oregon’s chief budget writers, I’ve seen firsthand how investing in preventive care, saving for education, and balancing a budget can make all the difference for hard-working families. I’m running for State Treasurer because I know there’s more work to be done to help Oregonians save for their family’s financial goals, boost the financial health of our state, and invest in our shared priorities: healthcare, housing, schools, jobs, and a secure retirement. 

As one of Oregon’s chief budget writers, I led the effort to invest billions of dollars in the services we all depend on. Those dollars will help increase the housing supply, increase access to healthcare, make our roads and bridges safer, protect communities from wildfires, support workers and Oregon’s homegrown industries, and boost opportunity for every Oregon kid - from investments in childcare and early learning to community colleges and job training programs. At the same time, I helped our reserves grow by not overspending.

As State Treasurer, I’ll protect those critical investments and serve as a diligent watchdog of our public dollars, making our state’s education dollars go further, responsibly managing our pensions, and ensuring our public investments perform and align with our values.

Here’s what I believe: no matter who you are or where you live in our state, everyone deserves an opportunity to save for their future. But right now, too many Oregonians are just a late paycheck or an unexpected medical bill away from losing a roof over their heads, missing a car payment, or affording childcare. We know that having $500-$1,000 in savings makes the difference between having a home and becoming homeless, between completing college or technical school and not completing it, or between having a job and becoming unemployed. 

Hard-working families need a trusted champion in our next State Treasurer. Whether it’s simplifying burdensome systems to make saving easier, or holding state agencies accountable to ensure families are aware of existing savings programs, I’ll make sure more parents, students, and workers can save for their futures. 

In the State Senate, I’ve always stood with working families, voting to raise Oregon’s minimum wage and sponsoring the law to strengthen Oregon’s equal pay protections. And I’ve held the line against attacks on our most fundamental rights: working to expand access to reproductive healthcare and protecting public education.

Building a stronger Oregon starts with investing in the health of our families, kids, and communities. Over 30 years of experience as a doctor has given me a deep understanding of how agencies can better work together in our state government to improve the health of Oregonians, offer students a great education, and ensure our communities, families, and economy can thrive. 

I look forward to talking with Oregonians around the state about their priorities, concerns, and goals for our state’s future. Together, I know we can build a stronger, healthier Oregon for today, tomorrow, and generations to come.

 

Warmly, Elizabeth

 
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Senator Elizabeth Steiner

Endorsements

SEIU Oregon

Oregon AFSCME

Oregon Education Association PAC

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Basic Rights PAC

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Oregon Nurses Association

Oregon School Employees Association

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Ironworkers Local 29

Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

SMACNA Oregon & SW Washington

 Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37

International Longshore & Warehouse Union - Oregon Area District Council

314 Action Fund

Humane Voters Oregon

Portland Gray Panthers

Gun Sense Candidate Distinction - Moms Demand Action

Supported by GoWest Credit Union Association (Oregon's Credit Unions)

Supported by Oregon Bankers Association

Democratic Party of Clackamas County

Columbia County Democrats

Hood River County Democrats

Yamhill County Democrats

Clackamas County Black Caucus

Young Democrats of Oregon

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Congresswoman Val Hoyle

Congresswoman Andrea Salinas

Former Congressman Peter DeFazio

Former Governor Barbara Roberts

State Treasurer Tobias Read

Former State Treasurer Randall Edwards

Senate President Rob Wagner

Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber

Senator Wlnsvey Campos

Senator Lynn Findley

Senator Bill Hansell

Senator Kathleen Taylor

Former Senate President Peter Courtney

Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield

Representative Tawna Sanchez

Representative David Gomberg

Representative Paul Holvey

Representative Pam Marsh

Representative Jason Kropf

Representative Emerson Levy

Former Representative Arnie Roblan

Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone

Klamath County Commissioner Kelley Minty

Tillamook County Commissioner Erin Skaar

Umatilla County Commissioner John Shafer

Union County Commissioner Matt Scarfo

Wallowa County Commissioner Todd Nash

Washington County Commissioner Pam Treece

Former Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett

Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway

Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann

Lincoln City Mayor Susan Wahlke

Newport Mayor Jan Kaplan

Pendleton Mayor John Turner

Portland Community College Board Director Kien Truong

Lane Community College Chair Austin Folnagy

Jordan Papé, CEO, The Papé Group

Kerry Tymchuk, Community Leader

Max Williams, Community Leader