End of February Legislative Update

Mark W. Meek

Legislative Update

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Welcome to my second newsletter! It has been a busy couple of weeks here at the capitol, so I wanted to give you an update on some of the legislation I have been particularly involved in lately.

Last week, I testified in the Senate Committee on Business and Transportation to express my support for Senate Bill 256, of which I am a chief sponsor, seeking to establish a Willamette Falls Locks Commission. This commision would be involved in the repair, maintenance, and eventual reopening of the Willamette Falls Locks in Oregon City.

And this week I introduced HB 2996, the Oregon First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act. This bill would assist individuals and families with becoming first-time homeowners. I am very happy to see such bipartisan support for it. 

Lastly, I am excited to invite you to my first constituent coffee in the district! Join me on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00am-10:00am at Crossroads Cafe in Gladstone for coffee and conversation. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and concerns with me - I hope you're able to make it!

Yours truly,



Mark Meek

State Representative - Oregon House District 40

Around the Capitol


On February 21st, I was lucky enough to pick a book to be donated to the Oregon City Public Library! The book I chose? The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos.

Peyton, a local high school student, recently job shadowed me at the capitol for a day. He even got to sit on the House floor during session.


Upcoming Event: Constituent Coffee

constituent coffee

Constituent Coffee

Where: Crossroads Café - 250 Princeton Ave, Gladstone, OR 

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:00am-10:00am