Occupation: State Representative; Attorney.
Occupational Background: As an attorney, Chris works with some of Oregon's largest employers and provides free services to individuals in need.
Educational Background: J.D., The University of Chicago Law School (Honors); B.A., Reed College; Wilson High School; Jackson Middle School; Capitol Hill School.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2009-present; Assistant Majority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives; Senior Policy Advisor, Oregon State Senate; Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Community Service: Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger; Classroom Law Project; pro bono legal work for refugees; Scales of Justice Award winner for helping low-income families keep their homes.
Representative Chris Garrett - Moving Oregon Forward
During his first term in office, Chris has emerged as a strong leader and a voice for the issues that matter most to his constituents:
A budget that protects our schools. In the midst of the economic crisis, Chris worked hard to ensure that our schools would not bear the brunt of budget cuts. The K-12 budget of $6 billion will keep the school year intact.
Historic health care expansion, covering 95% of Oregon's children. As a member of the Health Care Committee, Chris helped craft legislation to provide health insurance to 80,000 uninsured children and tens of thousands more adults.
Protecting Oregon's quality of life. Chris supported legislation to promote clean energy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect the coast from off-shore drilling. Chris also helped ensure that the Metolius Basin will stay off-limits to major development.
Creating jobs and planning for the future. The historic 2009 transportation bill will put Oregonians back to work while modernizing our roads and bridges and improving pedestrian and bicycle transit.
We're supporting Chris Garrett!
Senator Ron Wyden
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Nurses Association
Portland Association of Teachers/TVIP
Oregon Council of Police Associations
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
(This information furnished by Friends of Chris Garrett.)