State Affairs and Development Associate
Tess Milio, State Affairs Associate, has been working in politics for the last eight years, switching between public policy and political campaigns.
Tess received her bachelor’s degree from Willamette University with a double major in Politics and Art Studio. While in college, she interned for State Representatives Tobias Read and Brent Barton. She returned in the 2011 legislative session to work for Representative Phil Barnhart and Representative Nancy Nathanson.
Upon graduation, Tess became an Assistant Campaign Director at the Fund for the Public Interest’s downtown San Francisco office, managing a staff of twenty paid canvassers. She returned to Oregon in 2010 to run a targeted house race. The next cycle she managed Martha Schrader’s campaign for Clackamas County Commissioner, winning outright in the primary against two opponents. Tess then helped Justice Richard Baldwin win his seat on the Oregon Supreme Court in a statewide race that same year.
Starting at CFM in January 2013, Tess was brought to the State Affairs team for the Oregon legislative session. She is now in her third session with the firm. In the interim, Tess transitions to offer fundraising and campaign management services to clients.
In her free time, Tess enjoys camping, surfing, shopping and watching the Blazers basketball team. She is an avid art enthusiast and crafts whenever she has the chance.