State Representative

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Occupation: Owner, Flowers by Arrangement.

Occupational Background: Labor Consultant, Oregon Education Association; Teacher.

Educational Background: MAT, Lewis & Clark; B.S, Portland State.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Tigard Planning Commission.

Margaret Doherty
Independent Ideas that Work for Oregon

Margaret Doherty is making it her business to protect jobs.

As a business owner, Margaret knows small companies drive our economy. Too often, big banks won't give them the credit they deserve. That's why Representative Doherty led bipartisan efforts in Salem for more state loans to small businesses to grow and hire new workers.

Ensuring Oregon's public schools make the grade.

As an education advocate for 30 years and former high school teacher, Margaret understands nothing is more critical than protecting K-12 schools. To strengthen our economy, she will ensure community colleges and universities don't get left behind so Oregonians get the training and skills they need.

Margaret knows the healthcare crisis is too real for too many Oregonians.

She will work tirelessly for solutions bringing affordable, quality coverage to every Oregonian. She will stand up to the insurance lobby so we can have access to the preventative care we deserve.

Putting transportation solutions on the fast track.

Margaret understands our economy will come to a screeching halt if roads stay clogged with traffic. That's why she is working to develop realistic options to ease gridlock and supports smart mass transit to make our region a great place for many generations.

She's all about people. Not politics.

"In September 2009, I was honored to be unanimously selected by County Commissioners to fill the vacancy for State Representative.

I'm not a politician. I've never held office. For me, this is about making our community a better place to live.

It's not an easy time to serve in government because too many elected officials play politics with our future. We need independent thinkers with new ideas. I'll reach across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions for our families."


(This information furnished by Margaret Doherty.)

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