Representative in Congress
Occupational Background:High school teacher
Educational Background:Oregon State University, B.S.
Prior Governmental Experience:West Linn City Councilor, 1977-1980; State Representative, 1981-1987; Clackamas County Commissioner 1987-1996; US Representative 1997-Present
Family:Adult children, Erin and Chad
Keeping Jobs Priority #1
Ill work to secure federal investments in infrastructure to get our economy rolling again and put people back to work.
Ill advocate for investments in our workforce and small businesses, and work to promote domestic job creation and to keep businesses in the U.S.
Honoring Our Commitment to Education
Ill fight to give Oregon the federal financial investments and the flexibility it needs to help our children succeed.
Darlene has fought to fully fund federal education programs and to gain flexibility for local school districts. Her efforts will resolve a large part of Oregons education budget shortfall. Tony Crawford, Teacher
Making Health Care and Prescription Drugs More Affordable
Ill work so the Medicare program has the ability to negotiate prescriptions drugs prices a common sense business practice that the new Medicare law prohibits.
Oregon seniors have no better advocate than Darlene Hooley for making prescription drugs more affordable, and for protecting the future of Medicare and Social Security as well as our private retirement plans and health coverage. Verna Porter, Senior
Protecting Consumers from Powerful Interests
Ill fight those who would stop my Country of Origin Food Labeling law from going into effect, a law that benefits consumers as well as our local agricultural economy.
Ill continue to protect financial and medical privacy, and prevent identity theft.
Ill hold corporations and CEOs accountable when they mislead the public and investors, and when they raid employee pension plans.
Standing Up for You As an Independent Voice
Ill fight to keep the promises made to our veterans and those currently serving our nation.
Ill keep our rural communities alive by helping Oregons small businesses and family farmers.
Ill stand up for you!
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