State Senator

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Kurt Schrader

Occupation: Veterinarian, Farmer, State Senator

Occupational Background: Veterinarian, Businessman, Farmer

Educational Background: Cornell University, B.A., University of Illinois, B.S., Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator since 2003; State Representative 1997-2003; Canby Planning Commission 1981-1996; Canby Economic Development Committee

Married to Martha 27 years, four children, Clare, Maren, Steven, Ryan

Proven leadership. Our Values.

Our Local Schools
Kurt is fighting to make sure that developers pay their fair share of the cost of growth, particularly for schools. He will continue to fight for a stable long-term funding source for our schools and community colleges. Kurt's higher education initiative will improve opportunity and accessibility to our universities for all Oregonians.

Jobs and Business
Kurt is working to provide job training and workforce development opportunities to reduce unemployment, improve job opportunities, and help small businesses thrive. Kurt has invested in our public infrastructure to create jobs, help retain and attract businesses to our District and State.

Keeping our Communities Safe
Kurt sponsored legislation creating tougher penalties for dangerous sex offenders and criminals. His legislation protecting children and our communities was a top priority. He is a Board member for the Clackamas County Children's Center for abused children.

Kurt has worked successfully these past two sessions to lower prescription costs, protect funding for home care and Project Independence so seniors can stay in their homes. He is introducing priority legislation to create an affordable basic health care system for Oregon's citizens and business community.

Responsive and Accountable Government
As Ways and Means Chair, Kurt provided bi-partisan leadership to prioritize spending and reward performance. He is leading the fight to make government more accountable for our tax dollars.


(This information furnished by Kurt Schrader for State Senate.)

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