Occupation: Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery; Farmer; Author.
Occupational Background: President, Sokol Blosser Winery; Manager, Sokol Blosser Vineyards; Teacher.
Educational Background: University of Portland, Honorary Doctorate of Public Service (2004); Reed College, Master of Arts in Teaching (1967), Stanford University, B.A. (1966).
Prior Governmental Experience: Dayton School Board, Oregon Wine Board, Oregon Travel Information Council.
Community involvement: Nature Conservancy Board, Winery chosen one of Portland Business Journal's 100 Most Admired Companies in Oregon (2008); Governor's Sustainability Award for Small Business (2008); Sunset Magazine's 2007 Green Winery of the Year, Oregon Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For and 100 Best Green Companies to Work For (2009).
Susan Sokol Blosser
Independent. Rooted in Oregon.
Small business owner. Farmer. Former teacher.
A pioneer of Oregon's wine industry, Susan Sokol Blosser planted her first vines in the Dundee Hills in 1971. She managed her family's orchards and vineyards for 27 years. She worked as a teacher. Served on the school board. Raised her three children.
Independent, balanced judgment.
Susan Sokol Blosser isn't a politician. She will bring the experience and wisdom she's gained from her many years of farming and business to move Oregon forward.
Stop the finger-pointing and the partisan fighting.
Susan Sokol Blosser will bring refreshing perspective to Salem. She knows we need to re-invent Oregon's economy and forge a new way forward for our families.
- Focus on excellence in public education from pre-school through college.
- Work to grow sustainable businesses that create good paying jobs and protect our natural resources.
- Demand government that works smarter with our tax dollars and is more transparent.
- Revitalize agriculture by allowing more schools and institutions to buy local products from Oregon farmers first.
"For nearly four decades, my life, my business, and my family have been deeply rooted in Yamhill County. Now, I'm ready to serve my neighbors and create a strong, independent future for the state we all love."
-Susan Sokol Blosser
(This information furnished by Friends of Susan Sokol Blosser.)