Representative in Congress

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Darlene Hooley

Occupation: US Representative

Occupational Background: High School Teacher

Educational Background: Oregon State University, BS

Prior Governmental Experience: West Linn City Councilor, 1977-1980; State Representative, 1981-1987; Clackamas County Commissioner, 1987-1996; US Representative 1997-present

Family: Adult children, Erin, Chad and daughter-in-law Tonya

Darlene Hooley: Independence. Leadership. A Voice for Us.

Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable

"Oregon Congresswoman Darlene Hooley makes a good point in regard to the price of medicine: The government has an obligation to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs." Albany Democrat Herald 5/10/05

Fighting for Education

"You can't help but support Rep. Hooley. She's earned it through her support of education and other issues." Monroe Sweetland, former State Senator, Molalla Pioneer, 10/26/05

Combating Meth

"Congresswoman Darlene Hooley (D-5th Dist.) has been the nation's chief meth warrior." Rob Bovett, Lincoln County Assistant Counsel, Newport News-Times, 4/8/05

"Thanks to Rep. Darlene Hooley, D-Oregon, and others, the feds are moving to put muscle behind scattered state efforts to halt methamphetamine abuse." Salem Statesman Journal, 7/26/05

"Language written by Hooley will allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to demand sales records from foreign manufacturers, to help track the destination of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine shipments globally." The Oregonian, 3/3/06

Preventing Identity Theft

"Hooley, whose proposal to require free annual credit reports and other provisions to monitor for identity theft became law in 2003, said Congress must focus on preventing loss or theft, as well as helping consumers once they've become victims." Salem Statesman Journal, 6/17/05

Supporting Our National Guard

"Hooley has repeatedly raised concerns that Oregon National Guard soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were not provided with adequate equipment and supplies." Salem Statesman Journal, 9/15/05

Working for Communities

"'She works in the trenches for all of us," Clarke said. 'When you look at a city the size of Molalla, we are one of the smaller ones, but she works for us.'" Mayor Mike Clarke, Molalla Pioneer, 10/26/05

Details at www.hooley.org

(This information furnished by Hooley for Congress.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722