Jodi is a 3rd generation Oregonian and proud of it! She was born in Salem and then moved with her family to Eastern Oregon where she learned the value of hard work, strong family and an involved community. Jodi has been married to her husband Steve for 26 years. They have two children, a son Reece and a daughter Reilly-Jane.
Jodi’s work experience includes owning and operating her own grant writing business, and in the past, a promotional and t-shirt company. Jodi has worked closely with schools, universities and non-profits finding dollars to support much needed programs across our state. She has a background in business management, marketing and was a volleyball coach for many years.
Jodi was elected to represent House District 19 in the 2014 election, which includes the communities of South Salem, Aumsville and Turner. She served on the House Education Committee, House Transportation and Economic Development Committee, and the Joint Way N Means Sub-Committee on Natural Resources. During her first term in the legislature she was elected by her peers to serve as the House Minority Deputy Whip. She was also appointed to the Oversight Committee to the Department of Energy, the Special Committee on Small Business Growth, Task Force on Class Size, Task Force on Student Transportation, CSG Western Legislative Leadership Academy, NCSL Standing Committee on Education, NCSL Early Learning Fellowship and the National Right Women Right Now Initiative.
Jodi believes in a limited, effectual government that is accountable to the taxpayers. She wants to expand opportunity for all Oregonians by promoting economic expansion, improving education for all students, increasing governmental transparency, keeping safety a priority, and securing the resources and infrastructure needed to ensure private sector growth.
Jodi is a conscientious builder and encourages her colleagues to work together, across partisan divides, to provide thoughtful common sense solutions to serious challenges facing our state. Jodi is a strong leader who is not afraid to tackle tough challenges. Jodi believes “Failure is not an option!”
It’s an honor to represent Oregon’s House District 19. The most important work I can do for Oregon and my constituents is to ensure there are jobs and opportunities for all Oregonians, to ensure that all children enter school and are ready to learn, that they can read by the third grade, that they are given quality educational opportunities, and are ready for college and career. I also want to ensure that seniors, veterans and those with disabilities are cared for with the respect and dignity they deserve.