Rayfield Files for Re-Election Despite Trail Blazers Slow Start

CORVALLIS – Dan Rayfield, current Democratic State Representative for Oregon House District 16, has filed for re-election to serve a fourth term in the Oregon Legislature. 

“Last session we made a historic $2 billion investment in K-12 education and guaranteed that vulnerable Oregonians will have access to healthcare for years to come,” said Rayfield. “While these accomplishments are historic, we have yet to pass meaningful climate change legislation, we still need to lessen the impact of wealth inequality in our society, and we have a housing crisis that is affecting communities across Oregon. Representing our community to find solutions to these systemic problems is why am I am running again to serve Corvallis and Philomath.” 

During the 2019 Legislative Session, Rayfield delivered on bipartisan campaign finance reform and historic budget investments. Rayfield led the charge by bringing together a 40-plus member workgroup on campaign finance reform, passing policies that include campaign advertisement disclosure, shining a light on dark money, and a constitutional amendment to allow for stronger regulations on campaign finance activities. 

Rayfield serves as the co-chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee, acting the chief budget writer for the Oregon House. The state budget included historic investments in housing, education and other critical services and programs. In addition to these historic investments, the 2019 budget put Oregon on a financially sustainable path as well as set aside historic reserves to combat a future economic downturn. Rayfield also serves as member of the House Democratic Leadership team. 

Oregon House District 16 includes the communities of Corvallis and Philomath.