Occupation: State Representative, District 20. Retired small business owner.
Occupational Background: Owner, West Salem Lazerquick; Project Manager, regional manufacturing firm.
Educational Background: BA, University of Wyoming; Salem Public Schools.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Chair, Stable Schools Committee; Vice-Chair, House Revenue Committee; Member - Joint Interim Judiciary Committee, Legislative Administration Committee; Chair, House General Government Committee; Vice Chair, Trade and Economic Development Committee; Salem/Keizer School Board.
Community Involvement: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Salem Hospital Foundation; Marion County Economic Development Committee; Polk County Roads Commission; PAST COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Board of Directors, Marion/Polk County CASA; City of Salem Downtown Development Board; West Salem Rotary and West Salem Business Association.
2001 Salem Co-First Citizen (with husband, Jerry); First woman elected President of the Board of the Family YMCA of Marion/Polk Counties.
Working on the issues that concern you
As a member of the House Revenue committee, Vicki understands our complex tax system. Vicki's constituents can count on her to find ways to adequately fund education, public safety and health care services while living within our means.
Fixing the legislative potholes
Sometimes the Legislature doesn't get it right. Vicki listens and understands. When the people in District 20 let her know that the 24-hour, seven day school speed zone law wasn't working, Vicki led the effort in the Legislature to fix it.
Innovation for the future
Vicki has run a small business in Salem. Building Oregon's business infrastructure is her passion. Vicki is an advisory member of the Oregon Innovation Council; Vicki works to untie the knots of regulation that strangles business development in Oregon. A more business friendly Oregon will bring long-term prosperity to our community.
"A Citizen Legislator in the traditional sense." Statesman Journal, September 21, 2004
KEEP VICKI BERGER WORKING FOR A BETTER OREGON
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