State Representative

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Phil Barnhart

Occupation:State Representative

Occupational Background:psychologist; adjunct faculty University of Oregon; past president Oregon Mental Health Associates, Inc.; Attorney

Educational Background:South Eugene High School; University of Oregon, BA, JD; California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D.

Prior Governmental Experience:Eugene 4J School Board; Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners; Deputy District Attorney.

Community Service:Past Chair, Lane County Democratic Party; President, Addiction Counseling and Educational Services; Past Board Member, Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Clubs; Oregon Bach Festival


Phil Barnhart, and his wife, Florence chose to raise their two children in the Willamette Valley because of our quality of life and educational opportunities. In Salem, Phil Barnhart shares the values that shape our families’ futures.

Putting Our Children First:
Phil supported funding for early childhood education programs and legislation to cap classroom size (HB3667). During the state’s budget crisis, Phil fought for adequate funding for schools, health care and public safety.

Keeping Our Families Healthy:Dr. Barnhart sought legislation for prenatal care (HB2662), universal health care (HB2741) and family leave benefits (HB3080). Phil fought against bills to give government control of women’s reproductive choices.

Protecting Oregon’s Livability:In Salem:Phil worked for legislation improving air and water quality, protecting farm and forest land (HB2893) and holding polluters accountable.

Moving Our Economy Forward:Phil believes our economy should be based on family wage jobs. That’s why he has supported our colleges and universities and legislation to create good forestry jobs (HB2683). He also fought for a fairer revenue system reducing income taxes on families while cutting tax breaks for large corporations.

Endorsed by:Oregon Education Association, Eugene
Education Association, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Oregon
League of Conservation Voters and Oregon AFL-CIO.

“I am personally asking for your vote so I can continue to fight for better schools, for access to health care, for seniors and for Oregon’s jobs, economy & livability. Together we can make a difference!”

(This information furnished by Phil Barnhart.)

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