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Legislative Process Day 2023


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10:00 - Welcome and introductions


10:15 - 10:30 - Senator Rob Wagner


10:30 - 10:50 - Joel Henderson and Max Robinson of Talking Book and Braille Library


10:50 - 11:00 - Senator Tim Knopp 


11:00 - 11:30 - Misty Freeman, Legislative Policy Research Office, Director


11:30 - 12:00 - Natalie Brant, Reference Coordinator at the State Library of Oregon 


12:00 - Lunch begins


12:10 - 12:30 - Aram Peterson, Solution Architect for the Oregon Legislature 


12:30 - 1:00 - Advocacy Team Coordinator presentations


1:00 - 1:30 - Networking (stay after the event to chat with Advocacy Team Coordinators!)


Printable program available here, featuring speaker bios and full event agenda.

LWVOR Advocacy Team

Looking for ways to get involved? Contact our Advocacy Team! We are seeking volunteers across all areas: Natural Resources, Governance, Climate Emergency, and Social Policy.

Legislative Process Day Speakers

Senator Rob Wagner

State Senator Rob Wagner (he/him/his) represents Oregon Senate District 19. Senator Wagner serves as the Senate President and has played a key role in the statewide budgeting process.

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Senator Tim Knopp

State Senator Tim Knopp represents the citizens of Senate District 27, which includes the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, Tumalo, Sisters, Black Butte, and Eagle Crest, as well as other parts of D​eschutes County. He has served as the Senate Republican Leader since 2021.

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Misty Freeman

Misty Mason Freeman serves as the Director of Oregon’s Legislative Policy and Research Office (LPRO). In her work, she leads a continuing staff of 50 and seasonal staff of 30 in providing nonpartisan committee services, policy research, and language access services for the Oregon state legislature. For more information about LPRO, check out the website here.


Misty holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Public Policy with a Minor in Rural Studies from Oregon State University. A policy generalist, Misty has applied her toolkit to a variety of topics, including natural resources and environment, human services, housing, and more. In her free time, Misty enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her partner and their pup.

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Aram Peterson

Aram is a solution Architect for the Oregon Legislature. He has been with the Information Services Dept here for 21 years and has a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Natalie Brant

Natalie is currently the Reference Coordinator for the Government and Information Services Division at the State Library. This division works to connect State of Oregon employees, officials, and legislators to resources and services that support informed decision-making. Natalie has been with the State Library for about 6 years and specializes in the subject areas of health policy, education policy and general social policy issues within state government.

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Joel Henderson

Joel Henderson has been with the State Library of Oregon for over 18 years. He spent 13 years as the Administration Specialist with the Talking Book and Braille Library, during which time he served as the point person for their partnership with LWVOR. This past January, he moved up to his current position as the Volunteer and Donor Engagement Coordinator for the State Library as a whole.

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Max Robinson

Max Robinson joined the State Library in winter of 2021. As the new Administrative Specialist and Recording Studio Coordinator for Talking Books, he looks forward to serving as liaison to the LWVOR. Max earned a master’s degree in library science at Emporia State University in 2022. In his free time, Max enjoys taking walks with his wife, Laura, and their baby, Abigail. The three of them also share a love for baseball, music, and reading!

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