State Representative

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Occupation: State Representative

Occupational Background: psychologist; adjunct professor University of Oregon; Deputy District Attorney; Attorney

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

Prior Governmental Experience: Five Term State Representative, Eugene School Board, Deputy District Attorney



As a Leader in Oregon's Legislature, Phil Barnhart has delivered time and again for working Oregonian Families.

Phil is fighting to eliminate millions of dollars in loopholes and corporate giveaways to fund education, public safety, health care, and other essential services.

As Chair of the House Revenue Committee, Phil has worked to stimulate the economy, protect Oregon's most vulnerable, and create a fairer and balanced tax structure:

Promoting Job Growth

Phil has worked tirelessly to stimulate jobs and give businesses the extra support they need in this credit strapped economy. Phil passed numerous bills to provide small businesses access to more capital and a tax break to put Oregonians back to work. Phil devoted countless hours to stabilizing and reforming our renewable energy industry to keep Oregon at the forefront of the energy revolution.

Supporting Struggling Families

Phil championed legislation to protect our children's education and maintain services for families when they need them most. He voted to support extending unemployment benefits to workers who have been hardest hit by the economic downturn. He helped pass a bill to add banks to the Unfair Trade Practices Act, giving the Attorney General tools to prosecute national and out of state banks that continue to harm.

Creating More Fairness

There are income tax credits on the books that have not been reviewed in 30 years. Phil pioneered a law requiring they be reenacted or disappear. As the author of the tax measures that received overwhelming support in January, Phil protected community services and helped keep teachers in classrooms and police protecting our streets.

Vote for Phil Barnhart, State Representative.

(This information furnished by Friends of Phil Barnhart.)

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