State Representative, 7th District
Occupational Background: Dentist, small business owner, Rancher
Educational Background: Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Prior Governmental Experience: Medical/Dental Contractor – Oregon Department of Human Services
Legislative Committees: Vice-Chair House Healthcare Committee, member of House Committee on Early Childhood and Family Services; Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services.
Family: Married to wife Julie, dad of five great kids
A proven leader for Lane & Douglas Counties
Promoting a Robust Economy:
Cedric draws upon his experience as a business owner and job-creator, voting for legislation to provide a stable economy and against legislation that puts an undue burden on small local, and family businesses.
Expanding Access to Healthcare:
Dr. Hayden founded Caring Hands Worldwide, a non-profit providing dental care to low-income families and veterans. As Vice-Chair of the Healthcare Committee, Cedric took a stand against inequitable healthcare taxes. He passed legislation to improve access to mental health, primary and preventative care.
Developing Anti-Poverty Programs:
Cedric believes supporting those who need help with basic human needs like housing, food security, and employment lifts people out of poverty. Cedric has passed bills allowing parents to set aside money in ABLE Accounts for their disabled children. He’s also working on a pilot program to help low-income families access benefits like daycare and other tax credits monthly, instead of once a year on their tax returns.
Supporting Our Troops:
Cedric sponsored and voted YES to expand the Oregon Promise to high school students who join the National Guard. He sponsored a bill to restore $2.5 million-dollars in tuition assistance for all Oregon Guard servicemen and women.
Trusted Organizations Trust Cedric Hayden!
Oregon Foster Families First PAC
Oregon Chiefs of Police Association
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
National Federation of Independent Business/ORPAC
Oregonians for Food and Shelter