State Rep. Dan Rayfield of Corvallis has been named a “children’s champion” by the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs for his work in support of child care programs in Oregon.

During the 2017 legislative session the two-term Democrat worked on legislation that involved child welfare, foster care and health care.

“We can’t imagine this work being done without an incredible amount of commitment, brain power and tough negotiating for the needs of Oregon’s children,” said Janet Arenz, executive director of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs. “Rayfield’s work has already made an impact.”

The Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs advocates for the needs of children and their families. The award was presented Jan. 12.

“It’s an honor to be recognized,” Rayfield said. “Working to make sure our children have a brighter future and access to the resources they need to be successful will always be a top priority of mine. I will continue to ensure that our children, and those who help care for them, receive the services that they need and deserve.”