Andrea Salinas sworn in as newest state representative
State Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Lake Oswego) was officially sworn in Monday morning as the new representative for House District 38. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivered the oath of office on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives in Salem.
"There's still a lot of work to be done," Salinas told The Review. "It will be the same work I've been doing, but I'm excited to do it in a new capacity."
Following a month-long selection process, Salinas was appointed last week to fill the seat vacated by former state Rep. Ann Lininger. She will represent HD38 for the remainder of Lininger's term, which runs through 2018.
Salinas, 47, has never held elected office before, but her career as a consultant and lobbyist for progressive causes has given her substantial experience working with state lawmakers to draft legislation, as well as strong connections with the Democratic Party of Oregon. Both of those factors gave her an edge in the race to succeed Lininger.
You'll find more on the selection process here, and an exclusive Q&A with the new state representative in the Sept. 21 issue of The Lake Oswego Review.
— The Review