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State Senator

Vicki L. Walker photo

Vicki L. Walker
Democrat

Occupation: State Senator; Court Reporter

Occupational Background: State Senator 2003-present; Self-employed Court Reporter

Educational Background: University of Oregon, BS; Lane Community College, Court Reporting Program

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 1999-2002; Secretary-Treasurer, Cal Young Neighborhood Association; Chair, Lane County Democrats

Personal: Vicki has lived in Oregon since 1960. She and her husband Steve raised their two children in Lane County.

VICKI WALKER FIGHTS FOR THE REST OF US

"She has a knack for calling attention to issues that her colleagues have overlooked, and has built a reputation as a lawmaker who will fight for the powerless." The Register-Guard, 9/8/05

"After six years in the Legislature, Walker has turned into her own bill machine - and an increasingly successful one. In a session marked by stalemate between a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, Walker's fingerprints can be found on a large number of bills that have sailed through both houses." The Oregonian, 6/24/05

Whether it's taking on bloated bureaucracies, greedy power companies or those who abuse our children's trust, Vicki Walker has been willing to stand up for us.

As our State Senator, Vicki voted for transparency and accountability in state government, and against hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for the well-connected.

Vicki worked across partisan lines to pass important legislation including:

  • Stopping utilities from collecting excess taxes from ratepayers
  • Reforming Education Service Districts to ensure greater accountability and directing more dollars into the classroom
  • Ending secret government settlement agreements
  • Establishing a health insurance rate review board so consumers can more easily compare health care costs

Vicki will continue fighting for the rest of us in Salem by:

  • Making health care more affordable
  • Creating good paying jobs that can support our families
  • Redirecting funds from unnecessary tax breaks to our public schools

Endorsements:

Congressman Peter DeFazio
Senator Ron Wyden
Kitty Piercy, Eugene Mayor
Eugene Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon AFSCME Council 75

www.vickiwalker.com

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Vicki Walker.)

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