2015-2016 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

Ken Helm

D - Beaverton, Representative, District 34
Ken Helm

2015-2016 Score

Lifetime Score: 100%

Rising Star

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Rising Star

When freshman legislators care enough about an issue to successfully take the reins, you know that they are special. Along with Reps. Paul Holvey and Peter Buckley, Reps. Lininger and Helm were instrumental in bringing together their colleagues to take bold positions on environmental issues as a group. Rep. Lininger was courageous in leading on legislation to protect rural Oregonians from aerial pesticide spraying. Rep. Helm brought rationality to emotional issues around land use and wildlife. Meanwhile, as an all-around impressive co-chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Rep. Rayfield pulled stakeholders together to find compromise on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fee package.

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House Votes

OCN Priority BillSB 324Clean Fuelspro-environment-vote
OLCV Special FocusSB 478Toxic-Free Kidspro-environment-vote
OCN Priority BillSB 5511ODFW Budgetpro-environment-vote
SB 247ODFW Feespro-environment-vote
HB 2564Inclusionary Zoningpro-environment-vote
SB 263Materials Management Policypro-environment-vote
SB 245Materials Management Feespro-environment-vote
HB 2734Brownfield Cleanuppro-environment-vote
HB 2621Photo Radarpro-environment-vote
OCN Priority BillSB 1547Coal Transition pro-environment vote
Major ThreatHB 4040Wolf Delisting pro-environment vote
Major ThreatHB 4079UGB Expansion Pilot pro-environment vote
HB 4122GE Fish Labelling pro-environment vote

OLCV Scores


Because they are so important, SB 488, SB 838, and SB 692 - OCN's Priorities for a Healthy Oregon - are double-counted in the scores. HB 3162, equally important and part of an OLCV Special Focus on Toxics, is also double-counted in the scores.

pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excusedlegislator whose score is 90% or greater

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

For more information about OLCV, visit our website at olcv.org.

About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.