State Representative

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Bob Jenson

Occupation: State Representative

Occupational Background: Teacher; 26 years at BMCC, 4 years high school; small business owner; co-owner family farm.

Educational Background: BS, MS, Montana State Un.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 1997-present. Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Commissioner '88-'96. Pendleton Transportation Plan Advisory Member '95-'96. Delegate to White House Conference on Families, '80. Veteran, USAF '50-'54.

Personal: Raised on a ranch; Married to Evelyn; 4 grown children, 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.


I have chaired the following committees:

  • Interim House Task Force on OR Health Plan-'05-'06
  • Interim House Task Force on Seniors '05-'06
  • House Water '03 & '05
  • Interim House Subcommittee on Water - '03 '04
  • Interim Joint Salmon and Streams-'01-'02
  • House Species Recovery and Streams Restoration '01
  • Served on eleven other legislative committees


  • Children's and senior's needs must be met: From my first term I have worked to improve funding for Oregon Project Independence, it took 5 sessions of dedication but we finally passed a bill providing permanent and stable funding to help seniors stay in their homes.
  • Education: PreK-college will always be a top priority. My record of support is unsurpassed, and in the '05 session I was directly involved in raising all education funding above the Governor's proposals.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources: These industries are vital to House District 58's economic health. Every session I have successfully fought to increase funding for the Agriculture Experiment and Extension Services.
  • Economic Development: We need more and better jobs for rural Oregon. To do this I have worked for land use reform that fits our area. Last session I successfully sponsored HB 2458 to allow industrial development on Hwy. 395 N of Hermiston.


Thank you for your past support, I have appreciated the opportunity to be your representative and pledge to continue working for you.

(This information furnished by the Committee to Re-Elect Bob Jenson.)

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