“I will truly miss being an advocate for my community”
ne of Oregon's Republican state legislators, Representative Lily Morgan has now announced her resignation from her position as
Representative for the people of House District 3. She has released the following statement:
"It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I am stepping down from my role as
Representative for Oregon House District 3. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the
community that I grew up in. I have thanked God every day for being blessed with this
"I have truly loved being your voice in Salem and have appreciated getting to know the ins and
outs of the issues we face as Oregonians from a broader perspective. The issues we face here at
home when it comes to opioid addiction and homelessness are problems we are seeing across
the whole state, and getting to work with my colleagues to try and find sound solutions to these
problems over the last few years has been a pleasure."
"I have been given the opportunity to continue to serve Southern Oregon a little closer to home.
This opportunity would allow me to spend more time with my family, and to continue that
mission of service. I will truly miss being an advocate for my community and our values in
Salem, but ultimately, I must do what is best for myself and my family."
"I thank the voters who elevated me to this position. I trust the Commissioners will appoint a
replacement that exemplifies what the people voted for in November of 2022. I have had a long
road in public services, and while it is taking me away from the Legislature for now, I would be
remiss if I did not admit that I hope it one day will bring me back to Salem as your advocate."
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Representative Morgan steps away from the legislature having championed pressing issues in
Southern Oregon, including cannabis, illicit drugs, addressing human trafficking and foster care.
She was a leading voice on the passage of HB 3000 (2021)
, which passed with broad bipartisan
support and overhauled cannabis regulations in Oregon. More recently, she passed HB 2645
, which gave law enforcement more tools to crack down on fentanyl use. HB 4074
both addressed the human trafficking issues to create mandatory reporting on cannabis
farms and increase penalties for trafficking across Oregon. In her three years in the State
House, Representative Morgan was chief sponsor of 23 bills that passed into law.
Representative Morgan has taken a position with the City of Gold Hill as the city manager. Her
resignation will be effective on December 3rd at 11:59pm.
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