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Board Member

Jessica Vega Pederson has served on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners since 2017. As Commissioner, Jessica led work on Preschool for All which voters passed in November 2020 to provide universal preschool for children in Multnomah County. She also sits on several regional transportation committees and champions legislation on environmental justice, climate and air quality. Before being elected to the Board, Jessica served as a State Representative in the Oregon legislature where she was the first Latina elected to the House. A former technology professional, she graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in information systems management and philosophy.

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