Occupation: State representative, District 20; retired small business owner.
Occupational Background: Owner, West Salem Lazerquick; project manager, regional manufacturing firm.
Educational Background: BA, University of Wyoming; Salem Public Schools.
Prior Governmental Experience: State representative; vice-chair, House Revenue Committee; vice-chair, House Rules Committee; member, House Business and Labor Committee; chair, House General Government Committee; vice-chair, Trade and Economic Development Committee; member, Salem/Keizer School Board.
Community Involvement: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; Salem Hospital Foundation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation. Past community activities: Marion/Polk County CASA; City of Salem Downtown Development Board; West Salem Rotary; and West Salem Business Association.
Community Recognition: 2001 Salem Co-First Citizen (with husband Jerry); first woman president of the board of the Family YMCA of Marion/Polk Counties.
Committed to security and public safety for Oregonians
Vicki worked hard to provide additional funds for the Oregon State Police to allow round-the-clock patrols to protect Oregonians on our roads and highways. She also helped pass legislation to crack down on crime and identity theft by requiring proof of legal residence for those seeking Oregon driver's licenses.
Protecting and promoting small businesses
Vicki has run a small business in Salem, and she continues to work for a tax structure that encourages the growth of high-paying jobs. As a member of the Oregon Innovation Council, she works to ensure that Oregon sharpens its edge in competing for business leadership in global markets.
Looking out for Oregonians' futures
Vicki has been working to protect Oregonians' livability, most recently leading the legislature in passing an extension of the bottle bill to place a deposit on water bottles. She also helped create Oregon's first Rainy Day Fund to save for economic downturns.
"Her actions have served District 20 constituents well." Statesman Journal, September 30, 2006
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(This information furnished by Friends of Vicki Berger.)