Pam Marsh was first elected to represent House District 5 – Southern Jackson County – in 2016 and was reelected to a third term in 2020.
Her current committee appointments and leadership roles include:
- Chair, House Committee On Environment and Natural Resources, championing policies that promote renewables, energy efficiency and affordability
- Chair, Task force on Cannabis-Derived Intoxicants and Illegal Cannabis Production, addressing the enormous proliferation of illegal cannabis production in this part of the state
- Vice-Chair, House Special Committee On Wildfire Recovery, advocating policies and funding that help communities rebound and reduce future risk
- Member, Joint Committee On Information Management and Technology, leading legislation and policy for statewide broadband expansion since 2016
- Member, House Interim Committee On Agriculture, Land Use, and Water, with a keen interest in irrigation modernization—upgrading infrastructure to conserve water for rural economies
- Member, House Interim Committee On Housing, working on strategies to address affordability, displacement caused by wildfires and homelessness
- Member, Oregon Retirement Savings Board (OregonSaves), advising the state of Oregon’s retirement savings program to provide Oregonians with an easy and automatic way to save for the future
- House Assistant Majority Leader
Prior to joining the Oregon Legislature, Pam served on the Ashland City Council for four years, and as a member and chair of the Ashland Planning Commission, and member of the Ashland Charter Review Committee.
From 2006-2012 Pam worked as Deputy Director of OnTrack Rogue Valley, a local nonprofit providing drug and alcohol prevention and treatment. She served as Executive Director of Ashland Emergency Food Bank from 2012-2016.
Pam has lived in Southern Oregon since 1994, when she and her husband moved their four children from Palo Alto, California, to the mountains above Ashland. For a decade she was actively involved in the management and operation of Green Springs Inn and Cabins.
In Palo Alto, Pam worked for a state legislator, managed a cities association, and served in a variety of governmental and nonprofit volunteer positions.