Meet Representative Tina Kotek, Oregon's House Democratic Leader


Her personal heroes include Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who spent her life fighting poverty and made history as the United States’ delegate to the United Nations.

And should Democrats achieve a one-seat gain in this year’s state House elections, Oregon Representative Tina Kotek is poised to make history on her own: likely becoming the first openly gay Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives as well as the first lesbian in the country to hold that title.

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