State Senator

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  • Occupation: Lawyer

    Occupational Background: Partner, Stoel Rives LLP; Clerk, U.S. District Court for Oregon; Clerk, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District, New York; Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Teacher, U.S. Peace Corps Educational Background: JD, Stanford Law School; M Phil, Oxford University; BA, Harvard College

    Prior Governmental Experience: Four-time Chair, Portland Public School Board; Counsel, Oregon House Judiciary Committee Community Involvement: Volunteer Instructor, Lincoln High School U.S. Constitution class; Chair, City Club of Portland Research Committee on Regional Transportation; Board of Directors, Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Speaker, Oregon Law Institute; National Governing Council, The Wilderness Society; Coach, Oregon Youth Soccer Association; Elder, Presbyterian Church; Eagle Scout

    Family: Married to Christine for 28 years; son and daughter


    "People are suffering and losing faith that their representatives are looking out for their interests. I will work to change that."

    Good Jobs

      . Lower taxes for employers to promote hiring
      . Grow Oregon businesses and attract new companies
      . Improve regional transportation

    Good Education

      . Stable and adequate funding
      . Accountable teachers
      . More hours of instruction
      . Choice in education

    Good Health

      . Contain cost and expand access
      . Patient responsibility
      . Wellness programs that focus on prevention
      . Tort reform

    Good Government

        . Non-partisan districting
      . Annual defined legislative sessions
      . No revolving door between lobbyists and Salem


      . Rotary Club of Lake Oswego; Federalist Society

    Republican Endorsements

    Victor Atiyeh, former Governor of Oregon
    Dave Frohnmayer, former Attorney General of Oregon

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    (This information furnished by Steve Griffith for Oregon Senate.)

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