Legislative Update for District 15: April 2, 2021

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Save the Date - Redistricting


Reminder! Next Saturday, April 10, is our last round of public testimony for redistricting.

It stands to be repeated...We have the opportunity for a better Oregon, and we have a path to achieve that. We believe Oregon voters should choose their politicians. Politicians shouldn’t choose their voters. It’s a conflict of interest. The redistricting process this year is at serious risk. Because the new census data will not be available until September 2021, we have the opportunity to move the responsibility of redistricting from the partisan legislature to an independent, nonpartisan commission.

Sign up to testify District 3 on April 10, District 4 on April 10, and District 5 on April 10

District 3: Includes part of Clackamas and part of Multnomah counties

District 4: Includes part oBenton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, parts of Josephine, Lane, and Linn

District 5: Includes part of Benton, part of Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, part of Multnomah,
Polk, and Tillamook counties

Contact my office for more information



Important Bipartisanship 





House Republicans applaud bipartisan initiative to prioritize rebalanced budget funding for communities

SALEM, Ore. – Leaders in the Oregon House today announced that the 2019-2021 rebalanced budget bills will be moved forward during this evening’s session to prioritize relief for Oregonians.

Republicans will also vote to expedite this funding for communities by waiving the requirement to read the budget bills in full.

The announcement followed a statement made earlier this week by House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby,) who said Republicans are committed to passing 2021-2023 budget bills as efficiently as possible as well.

“This is a great, bipartisan action for Oregon to provide relief through the 2019-2021 budget, sending communities additional dollars to mitigate wildfire impacts, support unsheltered individuals, provide education enrichment opportunities and more,” stated House Republican Leader Drazan about the rebalanced budget bills. “This is the kind of focused work that Oregonians need from us right now, and we will continue to find ways to collaborate on priority issues like a balanced budget.”

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CHILD ABUSE: National Awareness Month

Celebrate Hope



April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take some time this month to learn how protective factors and adverse childhood experiences impact families and communities. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies 

Click here to learn more



**TO REPORT ABUSE: 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)**



Together, we are stronger in the fight against child abuse. Together, we are United in Hope!

ABC House hosted their annual fundraiser 'Celebrate Hope', virtually, this past week. Community leaders, families, and local businesses came together for this important event. As of today, April 2, ABC House of Albany has raised just over $72,000 to provide abuse intervention services to our community's children.

More information about the event, local sponsors, and how you can help, go here.


By rallying our neighbors, businesses, schools, friends and families, we can make a difference in the lives of children everywhere.

In Linn County there were 355 substantiated cases of child abuse or neglect in 2019. (2020 stats haven't been released yet) Show a child they matter. See something? Say something.

Show a child they matter. Make your own pinwheel garden! Blue pinwheels have become a national symbol for child abuse prevention; this simple image reminds us that all children deserve a happy, safe childhood.

Stop by our lobby and get your own pinwheel display!


Child Abuse Awareness Month

Vaccine News



The list of Oregonians eligible to receive the vaccine has increased significantly in recent weeks, and all Oregonians will be eligible no later than May 1. More information about who is eligible may be found on this link. There are a number of resources below to locate a vaccine.

Linn County Health Department: COVID Vaccine Information

OHA Vaccine locator:  How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon (egov.com)

CDC Vaccine Finder:  VaccineFinder - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you


Eligible individuals can schedule vaccination appointments at local pharmacies.

Pharmacies have limited doses and appointments available each week. You can go directly to their COVID-19 vaccine websites to make an appointment:


Fred Meyer




District 15 Doing Great Things

LINN COUNTY: Welcomes (back) Commissioner Will Tucker

Will Tucker

Welcome back, Commissioner Tucker!

The Linn County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday appointed former Commissioner Will Tucker, who just retired from his post in January, to fill the vacant seat on the three-person board. 


Click here to read more

FIRST RESPONDERS: Welcoming the Kids Back to School




Your AFD and Albany Oregon Police Department were visiting GAPS schools this past week. It has been fun to welcome our community’s kids to their schools!

Greater Albany Public Schools

City Government of Albany, Oregon


Albany Oregon Police Department



What is happening


As always, my office is here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you have any community event announcements, legislative questions, or concerns.

Stay tuned and stay involved!

Talk soon,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-389, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.ShellyBoshartDavis@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/boshartdavis