Occupation: State Senator
Occupational Background: High School and College Teacher of US History and Government
Educational Background: Franklin High; Portland State University, Bachelors and Masters Degrees; Warner Pacific College, Masters Degree
Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator 2007 - present; Mt Hood Community College Board of Directors 2005 to present; Metro Councilor Elected 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000; David Douglas School Board Elected 1991, 1992, 1997; State Senator elected 1980, 1984, 2006; State Representative Elected 1976; 1978; Elected Democratic Precinct Committee person 1974 to present
Family: Married, wife Billie, married son Martin, grandson Miles
ROD MONROE - a Life Time of Community Service: Mt. Hood Community College Board of Directors; Fish Emergency Services, Inc.; Warner Pacific College Foundation; Oregon Commission on Child Care; Oregon Commission on Black Affairs; Lynchwood Church Board of Deacons.
ROD MONROE - Lifelong Educator - co-chair of Education Budget sub-committee: helped balance the budget to fully fund schools; increase Opportunity Grants enabling students to go to community colleges and universities; increased funds for early Head Start.
ROD MONROE carried the bill to extend unemployment benefits; supported bills to: protect consumers against unscrupulous lenders; restrict the use of credit checks for jobseekers; provide better access for Small Businesses loans; continued funding for Employment Related Day Care; and to protect Oregon's environment by banning off shore drilling
ROD MONROE AUTHORED: Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act; Child Restraint Law; Kindergarten Bill; School Breakfast Bill; Oregon's Tough Drunk Driving Law; Law Requiring Smoke Detectors in all Apartments.
ROD MONROE ENDORSED BY: Oregon Nurses Association; SEIU Local 503; Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37; OCPA; and Oregon League of Conservation Voters.
"As your State Senator I will continue working for quality schools, family wage jobs, safe neighborhoods and protection of our environment."
State Senator Rod Monroe
Re-elect Rod Monroe - Democrat - Listens to your concerns.
Call him at 503-760-4310 or email pogomonroe@AOL.com
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