Tawna Sanchez

Tawna Sanchez (born 1961/62) is an American politician, currently serving as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives. She represents the 43rd district, which covers parts of north-central Portland.


Tawna Sanchez
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Preceded byLew Frederick
Personal details
Born1961/1962 (age 58–59)[1]
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMarylhurst University (BA)
Portland State University (MA)

Early life and educationEdit

Sanchez was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Sanchez is Native American, of Shoshone, Bannock, and Ute descent. She is the second Native American to serve in the Oregon legislature, and the first to represent Portland.

Sanchez graduated with a bachelor's degree from Marylhurst University and with a master's degree from Portland State University.

CareerEdit

She has worked with the Native American Youth and Family Center for much of her life.[2][3]

Sanchez has served on the Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Commission and the Oregon Family Services Review Commission.[2]

She won election to the House in 2016, narrowly defeating Roberta Phillip-Robbins in the Democratic primary and running unopposed in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jaquiss, Nigel (June 28, 2017). "The Good, the Bad and the Awful: Our 2017 Ranking of Portland-Area Lawmakers". Willamette Week. Retrieved June 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Tawna Sanchez's Biography". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Quirke, Steven (September 8, 2016). "Tawna Sanchez to bring a new perspective to Salem". Street Roots. Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "November 8, 2016, General Election Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Hammill, Luke (May 20, 2016). "Closest race for Oregon Legislature decided: Tawna Sanchez wins". The Oregonian (OregonLive.com). Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Hammill, Luke (May 18, 2016). "Controversial neck-and-neck race for Legislature may head for recount". The Oregonian (OregonLive.com). Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Slovic, Beth (May 18, 2016). "In Surprising Reversal, Tawna Sanchez Now Leads Roberta Phillip-Robbins in House District 43". Willamette Week. Retrieved January 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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