Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) has been named a "Health Care Hero" by the Oregon Primary Care Association.

Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) has been named a "Health Care Hero" by the Oregon Primary Care Association.

Buckley and five other state and federal Oregon representatives were named were honored for their "outstanding support of community health centers," according to a news release. Buckley's contributions included his "leadership role on the Joint Ways & Means Committee and his work to elevate the needs of vulnerable Oregonians and the health care safety net that serves them."

Buckley will receive his award 11 a.m. Tuesday at La Clinica's Phoenix Health Center, 3617 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.