2021 Session Feb. 22 - Feb 26

Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Senator Tim Knopp

Honoring Sen. Jackie Winters and Black History Month

Senator Jackie Winters

February is Black History Month, and I would like to take a moment to remember the late Senator Jackie Winters, who was the first African American Republican to ever serve in the Oregon Legislative Assembly, and, in 2017, when she was elected Senate Republican Leader, the first Black legislative leader in our state. Her legacy of bipartisan leadership and dedicated public service should inspire every single Oregonian! Though she passed away in 2019, her spirit and inspiration will stay with us forever. 

Make Your Voice Heard On Redistricting

Redistricting Schedule

I am serving as the Vice-Chair on the Senate Committee on Redistricting. Every decade, with the federal census, the Oregon Legislative Assembly must reassess Oregon’s legislative and congressional representation, in accordance with the change in population. This year, because of the impact of COVID-19, the census data will arrive later than the deadline to submit the redistricting plan. As such, we are working, on a bipartisan basis, to submit a plan that will ensure every Oregonian is granted the representation that they deserve. Because of the potentially contentious nature of this issue, I would like to encourage you to make your voice heard by submitting public testimony, particularly because this redistricting will result in new lines being drawn for the seats in Central Oregon. If you're looking for where to sign up, you can check Oregon's Redistricting website here

Working To Make Medicine More Affordable

Prescription Drugs

One area of bipartisan agreement is that the cost of prescription medication is simply too high. That is why this Legislative Session, during which I am serving as the Vice-Chair on the Senate Committee on Health Care, I am sponsoring Senate Bill 439, Senate Bill 457, and Senate Bill 560—all of which are aimed at markedly reducing this cost. As with the Senate Committee on Redistricting, I encourage each of you to submit public testimony whenever possible. Your voice can personalize this critically important issue and shape the debate. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

email: sen.timknopp@oregonlegislature.gov I phone: 503-986-1727
address: 900 Court St NE, S-309, Salem, OR, 97301
website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/knopp
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