Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon
Representative Teresa Alonso León (OR-22) is the Secretary of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Prior to that position she served as a member of the NHCSL Executive Committee from the West Region and as Vice-Chair of NHCSL's Labor and Workforce Development Task Force.
Representative Alonso León was first elected to the Oregon Legislature in November of 2016 and is currently serving her second term in the Oregon House of Representatives.
The daughter of migrant farmworkers and an immigrant to the United States, Rep. Alonso León grew up in House District 22, attending schools in Gervais and Woodburn. Due to the influence of dedicated educators and mentors, Rep. Alonso León became the first in her family to attend college, and now holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University. Education was Rep. Alonso León's path to success, and as a legislator, she wants to increase opportunity and access for all Oregon students.
During the 2019 Legislative Session, Rep. Alonso León served on the Education Committee as Vice-Chair, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education and on the House Committee on Healthcare. Among her recent victories is the passing of HB 2015, the Driver’s License for all Act, which allows all Oregonians who meet the requirements to earn their license. Additionally, Rep. Alonso León worked on making sure Oregon’s HB 2005, the Paid Family & Medical Leave Act was the most inclusive in the country, ensuring that all working families have the opportunity of caring for a loved one or themselves without worrying of financial stability.