Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries

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Dan Gardner

Occupation: Commissioner, Bureau of Labor and Industries

Occupational Background: Electrician (Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 26 years); State Representative

Educational Background: Graduate, National Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Program; Attended Mt. Hood and Portland Community Colleges.

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative, House Minority Leader


"Dan is the kind of man you hope to elect to office: honest, hard working and fair. Both workers and employers of Oregon have Dan on their side." Lynn Lundquist, President of the Oregon Business Association

"I know that our civil rights are being protected with Dan Gardner as Commissioner." Keith Edwards, Former President NAACP, Portland Branch

Creating Jobs - and Opportunity

As Labor Commissioner, I'm proud of my "Buy Oregon First!" Jobs Tour. My goal is to retain current jobs and help local business expand.

The best way to continue learning about the needs of Oregon's workers and employers is to get into their shoes and work alongside them. As Commissioner I've learned to balance the needs of employers to understand the law and to have it 8enforced fairly.

Oregon's construction industry is growing and I want to ensure a trained workforce that has access to healthcare and retirement. That's why I have worked to increase Apprenticeship and Training Programs by 11%.

As the Co -Chief Petitioner of the minimum wage increasing Ballot Measure 25 and enforcer of our minimum wage, I am proud to help Oregon's hardest working families.


I am proud to have the support of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans as well as Oregon businesses and Labor Unions as I work to bring together every sector of the economy throughout the state.

I have been honored to serve you and I ask for your vote.

Dan Gardner


Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Business Association
Senator Ron Wyden
Congressman Peter DeFazio

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Dan Gardner.)

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