Vicki on the issues important to our community and our state:
Helping Small Business
As a former small business owner, Vicki is working hard to create a business environment that supports our local economy and job creation. Vicki sponsored major legislation to help local entrepreneurs have access to the capital they need to grow. For
her leadership, the National Coalition for Capital named Vicki a "Champion of Small Business."
Creating Fairness for Taxpayers
As Co-Chair of the House Revenue Committee, Vicki helped overhaul Oregon's system of tax credits to ensure greater fairness and fiscal restraint. Vicki helped reform the state's
Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) to control costs and create much needed accountability. Vicki also made sure the legislature balanced the state budget without raising our taxes.
Improving Our Schools
As a former school board member, Vicki believes in local control of our public schools. That’s why she supported legislation to free schools of burdensome mandates that were driving money away from local classrooms. Vicki also believes that access to early learning opportunities is a must for our most vulnerable students.
Keeping Our Families Safe
Vicki has long been a strong proponent of policies that make our families safer. Vicki helped pass new penalties for sex trafficking of minors and closed a loophole that allowed sex offenders to escape the tough penalties they deserve.