These are unnerving, worrisome times. I understand very well the cause for our community’s unease, and I share it with you. There is no “normal” with a once-in-a-hundred-year-event. My core “why” for running to be your state representative is my commitment to the resilience, health and well-being of our community.

Please, care for yourselves and your families. Stay home. The need for social isolation is extremely real – our civic duty at this time is truly to minimize the contact you have with others. We understand the virus spreads before people have symptoms — there is no one who can assume they are fine to be around others.

Instead, please be acutely aware of how your neighbors, coworkers and family are doing. We will need to pull together without coming physically together. These will be unusual and challenging times. Let us all bring our very best to our communities.

As much as I want to talk with you all, it won’t be in person. I will likely be quarantined to the hospital or an isolation house soon as we care for patients in the hospitals. My campaign team will carry on whether or not I can be away from the hospital – they are truly amazing. We will be transitioning to a virtual campaign meaning that we will be hosting virtual meet-and-greets, or, “Isolation Congregations,” every Thursday from 7:45 – 8:30 pm. 7:45-8 pm will be a COVID-19 update and question/answer period followed by general question answering. Don’t be late to the discussion! Please check my website – or email me at to receive more information.

While these may be trying times, I know that the Oregon spirit is resilient and we will persevere together.

Stay healthy!

– Maxine