State Treasurer

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  • Rick

  • Occupation: State Senator, Senate President Pro Tempore

    Occupational Background: Journalist; Teacher; Small Business Owner-Public Affairs

    Educational Background: Lewis & Clark College, B.S.; M.A.T.

    Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Treasury Debt Policy Advisory Commission

    Metsger: The Progressive Choice for State Treasurer

    Senator Metsger's entire legislative career involves protecting the pocketbooks of working families and demanding sound fiscal management in government.

    "The common thread in all his legislative work is Metsger's desire to protect the interests of ordinary people: consumers, ratepayers, low-income borrowers and injured workers."
    The Oregonian
    October 18, 2006

    Metsger: Creating Jobs for Working Families

    As Chairman of Senate Transportation, Senator Metsger led passage of the largest job creating infrastructure package in state history and as Treasurer will ensure those dollars are put to work employing Oregonians. Metsger's job creating history is why he is endorsed by those who build

      Oregon:Oregon Building Trades Council
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers L. U 112 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #48
      Ironworkers Local 29
      Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
      International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5
      Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290

    Senator Metsger is the longest serving member of the State Treasurer's Debt Policy Advisory Commission. As former vice-chairman of one of Oregon's most successful credit unions, Metsger knows the critical importance of sound money management. Metsger will hold Wall Street accountable to Main Street, pushing for greater financial regulatory reform. Rick was recently named 'Legislator of the Decade' by Oregon's credit unions and is strongly endorsed in this race by:

    Credit Union Association of Oregon

    Metsger: Renewable Energy Champion

    Senator Metsger increased investment in renewable energy and as Treasurer will work to increase family-wage jobs in The Green Economy. Democratic leaders around the state are endorsing Rick Metsger for State Treasurer including:

      Senator Ginny Burdick-Portland
      Senator Peter Courtney-Salem
      Senator Alan C. Bates-Ashland
      Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson-Gresham
      Martha Schrader-Canby
      Senator Floyd Prozanski-Eugene
      Sen. Mark Hass-Beaverton

    (This information furnished by Rick Metsger.)

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