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Courtney Helstein

Senior Director of Government Affairs and Campaigns, Oregon

Courtney is the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Campaigns and brings nearly a decade of experience to S360 Oregon team. At S360, she has provided lobbying and strategic consulting for her clients on a range of policy issues. Courtney doesn’t shy away from big challenges; she embraces them.

She led the efforts to pass the most inclusive paid family & medical leave and reproductive healthcare access policies in the nation, coordinated coalition work to pass prescription drug price transparency legislation, and supported a bipartisan coalition to reform Oregon’s juvenile justice system. Courtney has also brought her valuable political experience to ballot initiatives and voter appeals. She was a part of the consultant team for the No on 106: No Cuts to Care campaign. She also led fundraising programs for housing and education levies and bonds that protected 300 teaching positions in the Beaverton School District and provided up to 12,000 affordable homes in the metro area.

Before joining S360, Courtney worked as Deputy Director for the Oregon Senate Democratic Leadership Fund where she was responsible for campaign fundraising and strategy for the most contested Senate races in the state. She served as Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff to Representative Carla Piluso where she worked to pass major policy proposals, such as a $30 million TANF reinvestment package and common-sense gun safety reform. Courtney also worked with the Oregon Student Association executing a statewide, record-breaking non-partisan voter registration drive, and worked to pass groundbreaking legislation on tuition equity and justice reinvestment.

When she isn’t working or spending time with her husband and dogs, Courtney serves on the City of Portland Open & Accountable Elections Commission. She grew up in Southern Oregon but has called Portland home for over a decade. Courtney earned a B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Courtney Helstein
can be reached at
courtneyh@strategies360.com