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Northwest Policy Advocates offers a team of individuals, each with over a decade of experience in navigating the waters of public policy in the Pacific Northwest. With our team, you will get attention to your needs, a proven system that works, bi-partisan connections, integrity and hard work.

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Doug Riggs

Director

Corey Barber, Outreach Director

Corey Barber

Outreach Director

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Gabe Velasquez

Legislative Coordinator

Doug Riggs has over 25 years of public outreach experience. Doug grew up in Redmond, Oregon, as the son of a local Mayor. After serving as a Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives, Doug returned to Oregon. In his home state, he has worked with local governments, focused on health care system reform, Medicaid funding, economic development and other issues.

 

Corey Barber grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and has been politically active as long as she can remember.  She has spent several years supporting health care, social services and other clients at the Oregon State Legislature. She now lives in Berlin, Germany, where helps clients communicate strategically and advocate for their issues effectively.

Gabe Velasquez is a graduate of Portland State University, and has worked with legislators including Senator Lee Beyer, Senator Shemia Fagen, and Senator (Senate President) Rob Wagner.  He also worked with a political fundraising client on several local and state and national campaigns.  Gabe focuses on health, behavioral health, human services and water/river restoration issues for NWPA.

Iris Maria Chavez also partners with NWPA and our Oregon Workforce Partnership client.  She runs "Equity Action Partners."  She began her policy career in the education sector in Washington, D.C. In Oregon, she specializes in community engagement, policy and legislative analysis, government relations and strategic communications in the public service and social justice sector.

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