8/4/23 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Hello Friends and Neighbors,

Upcoming Events:

Virtual Community Conversation

Join Team #SD15 on Tuesday, August 8th from 4:00-5:00pm for a Community Conversation. This is an opportunity to bring your questions and concerns and join the discussion. Register to attend here. I look forward to seeing you!


Constituent Office Hours

Friday, August 18th, I will hold Constituent Office Hours at the Zesti Food Carts in Forest Grove from 11:00am to 12:30pm. Sign up for a 15 minute meeting time at this link here. If all time slots are full, stay tuned! We will continue to hold office hours throughout the Summer and Fall.

Joint Town Hall

Joint me along with Representative McLain, and Representative Sosa for a Joint Town Hall to give a recap of the 2023 Legislative Session and to discuss ongoing concerns in Western Washington County.

I hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 22 from 6PM - 7:30PM at the Hillsboro Civic Center (150 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123). 

Spanish interpretation will be available. Register at: tinyurl.com/malainsosasollman

Joint Town hall flyer

Legislative Updates

Semiconductors - Intel Plans Massive Oregon Factory Expansion

This week, Intel announced a BIG Oregon Chips win! Governor Tina Kotek plans to award Intel $90 million in state funding designated for the semiconductor industry. This is the first allocation of money we designated last year to support growth in Oregon's chip industry.

To read more about this exciting announcement visit the Oregonian and read their article here!


Stronger Schools: How Oregon Democrats are Championing Education 


Every Oregon parent wants their kids to go to world-class schools and be guided by highly-trained, fully-supported educators. We heard these calls, and, in the 2023 legislative session, I joined my Democratic colleagues to take action, passing historic wins for Oregon’s K-12 schools and students and investing in more affordable and easier-to-access child care for  working families in every corner of the state.


On August 2, Governor Tina Kotek signed several of these wins into law. This is going to make Oregon’s schools stronger by:

  • Fully funding Oregon’s K-12 schools with record investments that will ensure students are set up for success in the classroom (House Bill 5015).
  • Attracting, retaining, and training talented educators and guarantee every kid graduates with basic life skills (Senate Bill 283).
  • Improving early reading skills in the classroom, which is shown to have long-term, positive impact on kids graduating from high school (House Bill 3198).
  • Investing in Oregon’s early learning and child care infrastructure so parents don’t break the bank to keep their kids safe during the workday (House Bill 3005).
  • Supporting students from diverse backgrounds so all kids–including LGBTQ+, Black and Brown students – feel safe at school (House Bill 3144, House Bill 2281, and Senate Bill 1050).

With these solutions Oregon kids will be set up for short and long-term success inside and outside the classroom for years to come.

“Every Oregon kid deserves a fair shot to succeed in life, but too many of them are getting left behind because they’re not getting what they need to develop basic reading skills,” said Senator Janeen Sollman (D - Hillsboro), a chief sponsor of HB 3198. “Oregonians know that this is an absolutely critical investment, and I’m glad we could deliver.”

Read the Full Press Release Here

Oregonians urged to activate credit monitoring following data breach

- From OHA Newsletter -

Following Performance Health Technology’s (PH TECH) announcement today that Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members are among those affected by a coordinated data hack, the state is urging OHP members to take steps to protect their personal information.

The data breach PH TECH announced today did not involve or compromise state systems.

PH TECH is a private vendor that provides services to many Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to help manage OHP member data. The company said a security vulnerability from Progress MOVEit software resulted in a data breach because attackers were able to access the personal information of an estimated 1.7 million members.

PH TECH told state officials they conducted extensive forensic analysis through July 25. This analysis identified individuals who were affected so OHP members could be notified. PH TECH began mailing notification letters on July 31 to impacted individuals. The letters will include an offer of free credit monitoring.

“We’re urging OHP members to activate credit monitoring as a precaution,” said Dave Baden, interim director at OHA. “It’s disheartening that bad actors are looking to exploit people in our state and that their actions create a burden for others, who have more than enough to manage already. However, there are important steps that OHP members can take to further protect their data.”

Baden called on PH TECH to ensure all affected OHP members would be made aware of the incident, communication would occur in multiple languages, talking points would be created, and state officials would be briefed on the progress of these actions.

OHP members are encouraged to:

  • Watch for additional information from PH in the mail and follow instructions to activate 12 months of free identity theft protection. OHP members will be contacted by regular first-class mail, not by phone or email.
  • Request a free credit report. OHP members have the right to request one free copy of their credit report from each of the three major consumer reporting companies (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) every year. OHP members may be able to request reports from one company every few months throughout the year. Credit reports and monitoring can help people identify signs of identity theft and stop thieves from using information for fraudulent purposes.
  • Contact PH TECH for assistance at 888-498-1602 or by going to https://response.idx.us/PHTECH for more information.

OHP members will also be able to receive ID theft recovery services via PH TECH at no cost, if needed.

Listen. Learn. Act

Visiting Hillsboro School District's Bilingual Enrichment Program


TSS Microscopy 

TSS Microscopy, located in Hillsboro, provides electron and ion microscopes – meticulously remanufactured to their original OEM functionality – to labs worldwide. Since 2003, they have sold over 500 microscopes. I was impressed by their business not just because of the role they play in the Semiconductor and Advanced Manufacturing ecosystem here in Hillsboro, but I love their sustainability model of reducing waste and reusing parts to give products continued life. 💚♻️ 


TITAN Freight Systems

Since 2018 TITAN Freight Systems has been eagerly anticipating Freightliner Trucks class 6-8 medium and heavy-duty commercial electric trucks. This past weekend, was an exciting day for industry, Oregon and our environment! What a celebration AND honor to take this big rig for a spin around the parking lot. 


Small Business Spotlight

The Zurita Farm - Hillsboro, OR


The Zurita Farm is a U-pick family owned berry farm located in Hillsboro . 

The farm is operated by Roberto Zurita who has more than 35 years of experience. The 65-acre farm has many varieties of blueberries, including Berkeley, Bluecrop, Blueray, Duke, Elliott, Legacy and Ozark Blue.

The Zurita Farm is also part of the Farm Direct Nutrition Program offered by the State of Oregon and accept Farm Direct Vouchers from WIC/Senior recipients.

Support your local farmers and stop by 3760 NW Leisy Rd. Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 for some berries! Open Monday - Saturday 8AM - 8PM, and Sunday's 8AM - 3PM.

Blueberry U-Pick $1.99/lb; Wholesale available: (503) 537-8873.

Out and About in Senate District 15

National Night Out 2023 - Forest Grove Beehive Assisted Living

Loved seeing the residents celebrate with their families, friends and neighbors.  


National Night Out 2023 - Harleman Park in Cornelius


Community Outreach

- From Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Newsletter -

Recycling Batteries at the Curb

You can include household batteries in your glass bin if you live in unincorporated Washington County, Banks, Durham, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood and Tigard. Battery recycling is not available in apartments or businesses.

  1. Prepare: Use clear tape to cover the ends of all household batteries, except alkaline batteries. Please also tape button batteries.
  2. Bag: Place batteries in a 1-quart, zip-sealed clear plastic bag.
  3. Set out: Set the clear, zip-sealed bag of batteries on top of any glass in your glass bin.

Please do not throw batteries in the garbage or recycling bin. Instead, always recycle them, as this helps us keep harmful chemicals out of our environment. Find other battery recycling options using the Garbage and Recycling Day search tool.


- From Centro Cultural Facebook -  

Centro Cultural x Oregon Law Center - Free Legal Advice

Are you facing a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer? You're not alone. You may be eligible for free legal help from a nonprofit organization if you have a low income.

Every second Wednesday of the month, Oregon Law Center hold free legal advice sessions at Centro Cultural (110 North Adair Street Cornelius, OR 97113). If you know someone who may need free advice, share this information, and together, we can make a more empowered community.

Next session: Wednesday August 09, 2023 at Centro Cultural 

Walk-in clinic: 10AM - 12PM and 1PM - 3:30PM or call the Oregon Law Center at (503) 640-4115 or at 1-877-296-4076.


- From Hillsboro School District Facebook -

Sport Physical Opportunities for High School Students


High School students who are either participating in high school sports for the first time or are in their third year of participation (typically freshmen and juniors), must complete a sports physical before their season begins. Tuality Sports Medicine and our School-Based Health Center at Century High School have events coming up just for you!

For either event, you will need to bring with you OSAA paperwork signed by a parent/guardian - available online at osaa.org or from your school’s athletic office.

Our School-Based Health Center will hold its Sports Physical Day on Wednesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged by calling 503-597-4580. These physicals are offered free of charge to HSD students.

Flyer - English: https://tinyurl.com/4hbke3n4 | Spanish:https://tinyurl.com/4u7nc2p6

Tuality’s clinics will be held on Tuesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 10 with start times from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., based on your school of attendance, at Tuality Healthcare Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (1200 NE 48th Ave., Suite 700, Hillsboro, OR 97124 - across the street from Costco). You must bring $20 cash only per athlete.

Flyer - English: https://tinyurl.com/bdz7x2r5 | Spanish: https://tinyurl.com/w8r6cf4v)

Additional Resources

Senate District 15 – Event Calendars

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Senate District 15 lies on Kalapuya land. The Atfalati were the northernmost band of the Kalapuya that lived along the Tualatin River in present day Washington County. Many of the Atfalati descendants are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon today. The Indigenous Peoples of this land experienced a painful history of colonial violence, sickness and removal from their land. The Atfalati are the foundation of Oregon’s past and we must honor them well into our future.    

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-207​, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen​​​.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman