May 7, 2020
Many OPS members have been extra busy during the pandemic. Advocacy Committee member Lisa Reynolds, MD, is seeing patients at The Children’s Clinic in Portland, being a mom to her two sons, and running for State Representative of House District 36.
“I am in a very competitive primary, and I am the underdog,” says Dr. Reynolds. “I’m a modest person (aren’t all pediatricians?), but I know that I am needed in Salem and the best person for this role, especially with the medical disruption of the pandemic.”
Lisa is a longtime gun safety activist and has developed an initial investment and public health framework for an Oregon Pandemic Recovery Act, which has the goal of rebuilding a safer, stronger, more equitable Oregon. She’s been endorsed by The Oregonian, the Portland Tribune, and Willamette Week, which also provides a video interview of the primary election candidates.
She’s been hosting weekly virtual town halls on Sundays at 5:30 pm. and Facebook live, and Dr. Reynolds will be one of the pediatricians featured in OPS’s March 15 “Ask a Pediatrician” virtual Q&A session for families.