Chrissy Reitz is a former Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, a school board member, a mom and an active community volunteer. As a parent and school board member, Chrissy knows that education is the key to opportunity and she’s running for State Senate to make sure our public schools have the resources they need.
As chair of the Hood River School Board, Chrissy has championed policies to make sure school funding goes to the classroom so we can hire more teachers and expand access to career and technical education. An active community volunteer, Chrissy founded the Gorge Kids Triathlon, an annual event that partners with local businesses to bring more than 300 kids and their families to the Hood River Waterfront to swim, bike, and run to raise money for physical education classes in local public schools.
Chrissy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She and her husband Max live in Hood River with their two school-age children, Joe and Jill.
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Nurses Association
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Working Families Party of Oregon
Indivisible Columbia Gorge
Oregon WINPAC (Women's Investment Network)
Moms Demand Action - Gun Sense Candidate
Service Employees Union International Local 503
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon School Employees Association
Basic Rights Oregon
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
The Sierra Club
American Federation of Teachers - Oregon
Sgt. Pete Hughes, Hood River County Sheriff's Office
Molly Fauth, MD
Valerie & Dale Rigdon
Dennis & Dorothy Ward
Roger & Cathy Fantz
Zack and Becca Chown
Shelley Toon Lindberg
Hugh & Linda McMahan
Nancy Kay Merz
Norma Vega Ortega
Matt and Dawn Rankin
Tom and Stephanie McKnight
As a lifetime advocate for kids, Chrissy knows that access to quality education is key to student success. Chrissy will fight for stable school funding, higher graduation rates, and access to Career-Technical Education.
As a nurse and mother of two, Chrissy understands that in order to build strong families, Oregonians need access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, family-wage jobs, paid family leave, and safe, affordable housing.
As a longtime resident of the Hood River Valley, Chrissy is dedicated to protecting Oregon’s natural beauty, resources and agricultural lands. This means promoting policies that balance the economic viability of farmlands with the preservation of natural resources.