State Senator

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Ryan Deckert

Occupation:State Senator; Development Director, Community Transitional School.

Occupational Background:Development Director, Hewlett Packard’s Innovators in Education Program; Business Development, STOA Architects.

Educational Background:Beaverton Schools graduate; B.A., University of Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience:State Representative; Governor’s Elder Abuse Task Force; Leadership Council, SMART Reading Program; Board, Portland Habitat for Humanity; Advisory Board, U.S. Internet Council; Oregon Disabilities Commissioner.

Investing In Oregon Jobs

  • Successfully authored legislation investing $21 million in signature research centers for microtechnology and nanotechnology at Oregon universities.

  • Authored legislation offering incentives to venture capitalists who invest in Oregon businesses.

  • Chief sponsor of E-Commerce Zones legislation that has already created 700+ Oregon jobs.

“Ryan gets it. He led the effort to invest in education and create a climate for job growth. That’s why Oregon’s High Tech industry named him Legislator of the Year.”
-- Jim B. Johnson, Former Vice President, Intel A Champion for Education

  • Authored changes to the school funding formula, netting Beaverton and Portland schools up to $1.5 million in additional revenue this year.

  • Fought for a K-12 budget that would ensure a full school year, prevent teacher layoffs, reduce class sizes and add back art and music.

  • Developed a program with Intel that provides computer training to learning-disabled children, helping them keep up with their peers.

“Finally, we have a Senator who shares our values, listens to constituents and supports schools. Please join me in supporting Ryan’s re-election.”
-- Johanna Vaandering, Beaverton Elementary Teacher Protecting Seniors

As the only legislator on the Governor’s Elder Abuse Task Force, Ryan fights to protect seniors from con artists and dishonest caregivers.

  • Wrote one of the toughest laws in the nation protecting seniors from fraudulent sweepstakes scams.

  • Supported a prescription drug purchasing pool to bring drug costs down for Oregonians.

“As a lifelong Republican, I am proud to cross party lines and support Ryan because he builds consensus.”
-- Tom Hartung, Former Republican State Senator, Beaverton

(This information furnished by Friends of Ryan Deckert.)

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