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State Senator

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Joanne Verger
Democrat

Occupation: Small Business Owner; Oregon Legislator

Occupational Background: Small Business, Speech Therapy, Advertising and Marketing.

Educational Background: Louisiana State University; Northwestern State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Legislator; Mayor of Coos Bay; President, League of Oregon Cities; Coos Bay City Council; Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board; Coos County Children and Family Commission.

Personal: Born in Amite, Louisiana; married 53 years to Lawton Verger; four children and four grandchildren.

Community Involvement: Active member First United Methodist Church; past Board member; Oregon Easter Seal Society, United Way, Southwest Oregon Community College Foundation.

JOANNE VERGER
DEDICATED LEADERSHIP FOR THE OREGON COAST

Local Jobs
As a State Representative, Joanne made it her top priority to encourage new business and new jobs to come to the Oregon Coast. Joanne is determined to be a strong advocate for coastal economic development.

Funding and Accountability for Schools
Joanne understands that our local schools must have the tools to prepare our children whether they go on to college or career. She will ensure that dollars are spent in the classrooms where it matters most.

Economic Stability
Joanne has consistently supported an economic security fund so our schools and senior programs remain stable during tough economic times.

Seniors
As a Legislator, Joanne fought to protect Oregon Project Independence so seniors can remain independent and in their homes. She is determined to fight for affordable health care and prescription drug coverage.

Responsive and Responsible Government
Joanne prides herself on being accessible to the people of her District. She knows that the best legislator listens and responds to those she represents.

JOANNE VERGER
OUR VOICE IN THE SENATE

“Joanne has proven she has the knowledge and experience to best represent our coastal communities. She is the kind of leader the Oregon Senate needs.”
Ted Kulongoski, Oregon Governor

(This information furnished by Joanne Verger.)

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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