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And the Roosevelt Award goes to

by Carly Gabrielson

I've been fortunate to work with Congressman Peter DeFazio for almost seven years. In that time, I've learned a lot – and a lot about the kind of person Peter is.

He's sincere. Every day, Peter comes to work determined to find ways he can help Oregonians and the nation as a whole.

He's kind. Nothing makes him prouder than making a long-lasting, positive impact on people's lives.

He's smart. He approaches solving complex problems from many angles– from funding roads to climate disruption – and takes action before most people even realize there's a problem.

He's a fighter. Peter will do whatever it takes to protect working families, the environment, the Constitution, and the people of Oregon. Wall Street billionaire Robert Mercer has spent millions attacking him, and Peter hasn't flinched, quieted his voice, or slowed down his work.

Because he's all of these things and more, Peter was awarded the Democratic Party of Oregon's Roosevelt Award over the weekend.

Every two years, someone is honored with the award for exemplifying Democratic values through words and actions and I can't think of another Member of Congress more deserving than Peter.

Congratulations, Peter!


Carly Gabrielson
Team DeFazio

Posted on October 25, 2017 in Press Releases.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter