Jefferson Smith's file:
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Democrat from Oregon

Jefferson Smith represents Oregon State House District 47.  He is a native of east Portland, the district he represents.

Recent statements involving Jefferson Smith

Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."

Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.

Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."

Says  "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."

Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."

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