Occupation: State Senator
Occupational Background: Consumer Protection Attorney
Educational Background: J.D., University of Oregon; B.A., University of Oregon; A.S. Lane Community College
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Legislative Assistant; Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Community Service: Beaverton Education Foundation; Classroom Law Project; several schools and arts organizations
Family: My husband, Michael Simon, and I have been married for 24 years. We have two children, Andrew and Sara.
Building Our Economy
My bipartisan Access to Business Capital Act will streamline processes and allow more small businesses in Oregon to qualify for funding.
"Suzanne Bonamici's focus on small business loans will help local companies start hiring again. " David and Christine Vernier, Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton
Standing Up For Consumers
I have led efforts to help families in foreclosure, and I'll continue to strengthen consumer protection laws so Oregonians are not victimized by unscrupulous businesses.
"Suzanne Bonamici helped me negotiate with my bank when I was facing foreclosure. She is on our side and she really cares about her constituents. " Caryn Hadley, Washington County resident
Improving Public Education
A strong system of public education is essential to rebuilding our economy. I supported increased access to Head Start, K-12 teacher mentoring, and Oregon Opportunity Grants for college. I have stood firm against cuts to school funding.
"Suzanne Bonamici has been a dedicated voice in Salem for public education. " Barbara Newmark, Portland teacher
"I will continue to work hard for a better economy and better schools for every Oregon family. I would be honored to have your vote." Senator Suzanne Bonamici
We Support Suzanne
US Senator Ron Wyden, Attorney General John Kroger,
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, Oregon Nurses Association,
Oregon Council of Police Associations, Oregon State Fire Fighters Council, Beaverton Education Association, Portland Association of Teachers/TVIP, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Basic Rights Oregon PAC,
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, SEIU Local 503
(This information furnished by Suzanne Bonamici.)