Occupation: State Senator; Small Business Owner-MetsgerForbes LLC
Occupational Background: Journalist-KOIN-TV;
Educational Background: Lewis & Clark College B.S., M.A.T.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator 1999-present
Rick Metsger has provided the leadership necessary to get things done for our community. His integrity, character and moderate voice have helped bridge the partisan divide and delivered real results for Oregon.
Rick Metsger -Investing in Our Children's Future:
*Rick has successfully fought to increase educational opportunity for our children. He has helped increase educational funding above every Governor's original budget since he entered the legislature in 1999 while insisting on accountability for our taxpayer dollars.
*Rick helped lead the way in the last legislative session to provide additional capital resources for our community colleges to rebuild infrastructure and vocational training.
Rick Metsger-Rebuilding the Economy and Creating Jobs for Oregonians:
*As chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee in 2003, Rick helped write and push to passage the largest road and bridge rebuilding project in half a century, creating thousands of family wage jobs for the next decade while providing the infrastructure necessary for business to thrive.
*Rick Metsger sponsored landmark legislation that reduced red tape and allowed new industrial sites across Oregon to attract and retain good jobs.
Rick Metsger-Making Our Neighborhoods Safer:
- Rick Metsger supported legislation to crack down on PayDay lenders that prey on working families.
- Rick delivered leadership on landmark legislation to crack down on meth labs and deliver tougher penalties for drug dealers.
I am honored and humbled to serve as your state senator. Together we have accomplished much but there is still more to do to help families and small businesses in our community. As your state senator I pledge to continue my efforts to help Oregon live up to its promises for our children and families. Thank you for your continued support.
Rick Metsger(This information furnished by Friends Of Rick Metsger.)