State Representative

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Jean Cowan

Occupation:Lincoln County Commissioner

Occupational Background:Medical Assistant; Emergency Medical Technician

Educational Background:B.A., Marylhurst College

Prior Governmental Experience:Public Health Advisory Board; Treasurer for the Association of Oregon Counties; Mayor and City Councilor, City of Elgin

Personal:Married with two adult children


Jean Cowan has spent 18 years working for her communities – as Mayor of Elgin and as Lincoln County Commissioner for the past 12 years. She is a thoughtful, compassionate leader who listens and works hard to find solutions. Our Children Deserve More As our State Representative, Jean Cowan will work together with Oregonians to find ways to stabilize school funding and provide the educational opportunities we owe our children and grandchildren.

Jean’s background includes extensive research with the League of Women Voters regarding education funding. She also served for Governor Goldschmidt on a school funding task force. Jean understands the challenges that school funding faces in our district. Oregon’s Economy Jean Cowan will continue the effort to put Oregonians back to work. Oregon is a beautiful place to live, but it is imperative that we create and support the kind of family wage job growth necessary to energize and sustain its vitality and economic recovery. Healthcare for our Most Vulnerable Citizens Jean recognizes the challenges facing health and human services and she has dedicated years to understanding and seeking solutions to the many difficult questions. In District 10, access to affordable quality healthcare is of major importance to her, especially among our children. Putting Experience to Work for you Jean Cowan understands balancing fiscal responsibility, accountability, and the delivery of services that Oregonians want and need. There are no easy answers, but by working together we can successfully address the daunting challenges facing Oregon today.

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(This information furnished by Jean Cowan.)

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