State Senator

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Carol York

Occupation: Small Business Owner, County Commissioner

Occupational Background: Publisher, Aquatic Supervisor

Educational Background: University of Washington, MS Physical Education. St. Lawrence University, BS Physical Education.

Prior Governmental Experience: Hood River County Commissioner 1997- present, Governor's Brand Oregon Advisory Board, Former Chair Quadri-County Mental Health Board.

Community Involvement: Founder Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association, Former Chair Columbia Gorge Small Business Development Center, Former Chamber of Commerce Director.


Tackling a Tepid Economy
"As a small business owner for 26 years and member of the governor's Brand Oregon Advisory Board, I've worked toward a common goal - bringing new jobs to our area and increased revenues to existing businesses."
Carol York

"Carol was a natural for the Sam Walton Business Leader Award. She works tirelessly to bring tourism, economic development and jobs to this region."
John Alley, Small Business Owner, Hood River

Tackling a New Approach For Schools
"I'm a certified teacher and community college foundation member who understands the rewards for Oregon when we invest wisely in our children. The Legislature must set school budgets first, so classroom money will have certainty."
Carol York

"Our region needs Carol's voice, her perspective and her leadership. She's qualified to tackle the state budget for schools, so our children have the skills to compete and so we don't pay more taxes.
Joeinne Caldwell, Teacher, Cascade Locks

Tackling Outdated Land Use Laws
"As a nine year county commissioner, I recognize that one size does not fit all. Sandy nurseries are different from Hood River orchards and berry farms in Boring. Land use planning must have local input and local flexibility."
Carol York

"Carol has been in the trenches and understands what needs to happen on the ground and with our land. Our area needs her 'can do' approach at the Legislature."
Lynn Snodgrass, Former Speaker, Oregon House, Garden Center Owner, Sandy

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(This information furnished by Carol York For Senate.)

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