Tina Kotek is Oregon’s speaker of the House and a representative serving District 44, North and Northeast Portland. Her district includes St. Johns, the Port of Portland, University of Portland and the Portland International Airport.
Street Roots had the chance to ask Kotek some questions this week about poverty and the 2017 legislative session, which began Feb. 1. Here are her written responses.
Israel Bayer: How are you maintaining your sanity given the political climate we find ourselves in?