Occupation: Retired Businessman, State Senator
Occupational Background: First Christian Church (Forest Grove), Associate Pastor; Morse Bros. Inc, President; Environ-Metal Inc., Chairman
Educational Background: Lebanon Union High School; Northwest Christian University, BTh; Oregon State University, MA, Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Northwest Christian University
Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; Joint Ways & Means Committee, Emergency Board; Senate Commission on Health Care Access and Affordability; Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature; Comprehensive Revenue Restructuring Task Force; Oregon Innovation Council; Committee on Performance Excellence; Senate Committee on Finance & Revenue; Education & General Government Committee; Senate Health Policy Committee
Community Service: Albany Chamber of Commerce, Past Board President; Albany Boys & Girls Club Past Board Member; Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, Board President; Samaritan Albany General Hospital Board & Samaritan Health Services System, past-Chair and current Board Member; Northwest Christian University; past Chairman & current Trustee; Oregon Council on Civil Rights; Board Member
"Of all the major issues to confront our State since the Great Depression, none looms larger than the precipitous decline of our state's economy and the loss of jobs. The Oregon Legislature must create an environment where business flourishes, jobs are created in the private sector, and the richness of our state's natural resources are fully utilized. Government's role is not just to regulate, but also to encourage private sector capital formation and the jobs that follow. The spirit of entrepreneurship must be cultivated and promoted. I look forward to bringing our state back to full employment."
Senator Frank Morse
"Senator Morse's life-long business knowledge is needed in the Oregon Legislature. We need someone who understands what it takes to actually create jobs."
"When Senator Morse was recognized by the Oregon Business Association as the 2007 Statesman of the Year, it was a clear message about what he brings to the legislative process. We need more statesmen, not politicians."
Gregory P. Merten
Diane F. Merten.
(This information furnished by Frank Morse for State Senate.)