Occupation: Employee benefits attorney, Stoel Rives LLP
Occupational Background: 30 years implementing retirement and health care plans; Oregon farmer
Educational Background: Georgetown Law School; Harvard University; Albany Union High School
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2003-Present; Chair, Multnomah County Planning Commission
Community Service: Board member, Trillium Family Services; honorary chair, Lake Oswego Schools Foundation 2006 Phonathon; past president, 40-Mile Loop Land Trust; volunteer, Legal Aid Clinic; coach, youth soccer and basketball
Champion for Education
Pressing for stronger Oregon schools and higher education to assure that our young people are prepared for the future.
"Greg Macpherson has been instrumental in gaining extra funding for our district. He knows that great schools require both state support and local action."
Bill Korach, Superintendent of Lake Oswego School District
Protecting our Quality of Life
Committed to protecting Oregon's beaches, waterways, farmland and livable neighborhoods, receiving a 94 percent rating from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters for his pro-environment record in the 2005 Legislature.
"Greg Macpherson provides a strong voice in defense of our environment, supporting the development of renewable energy sources and opposing tax breaks for polluters. We need his continuing leadership."
Stephanie Wagner, Executive Director, Friends of Tryon Creek
Expanding Access to Health Care
Recognizes the crisis of spiraling costs that prevents too many Oregonians from getting the health care they need.
"Greg Macpherson understands that we're all paying for the medical emergencies of the uninsured. Extending coverage for preventive care will make health insurance more affordable for everyone."
John Tongue, M.D., Orthopedic Physician
An Effective Bi-partisan Leader
Rated highest of all Metro area House members by Willamette Week in 2005 for a combination of brains, diligence, integrity, and clout, based on a survey of non-legislators who work in the Capitol.
Willamette Week, 7-13-2005
"Fearless problem-tackler, sees the big picture. Savvy, hard-working, deeply respected across political lines."
The Oregonian, 9-18-05
(This information furnished by Friends of Greg Macpherson.)