State Rep. Wlnsvey Campos (D-Aloha) announced Nov. 18 that she will run for Senate District 18, which is now an open seat.
It was represented by Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland), who resigned this year to serve on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. But district lines are also shifting with redistricting: The district no longer includes portions of Portland.
Campos has served one term in the House after succeeding Rep. Jeff Barker, who retired. At 25, she is the youngest member of the Oregon Legislature.
She’s served as the vice chair of the House Housing Committee. She also served on the committees for redistricting and health care, as well as the Joint Committee on Ways and Means’ Human Services Subcommittee. She touts her success working to expand health care coverage to adults eligible for Medicaid regardless of immigration status.
“I went into the Legislature thinking not only that we can do better for our communities, but that we must do better,” Campos said in a statement. “I am running to be a voice for the communities who still lack representation and an advocate in the Senate.”
She has worked in social services and political organizing.
Campos’ endorsements include the support of Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty, Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington, and state Sens. James Manning and Chuck Riley.
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Wlnsvey Campos’ first name. WW regrets the error.