Occupation: State Representative, Community Volunteer
Occupational Background: Consumer Protection Attorney
Educational Background: J.D., University of Oregon; B.A., University of Oregon; A.S. Lane Community College
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Legislative Assistant; Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Community Service: Board Member, Beaverton Education Foundation; Volunteer, Classroom Law Project, several Beaverton schools
Family: Suzanne and her husband have been married for 23 years. They have two children.
"Rookie of the Year"
Non-legislators working at the Capitol said this about Suzanne:
"A true superstar … a ton of energy. solid preparation, good questions and an ability to work well with others … excellent issue mastery."
Named Rookie of the Year. Willamette Week, June 13, 2007
Standing Up For Consumers
As Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee, Suzanne led the effort to end foreclosure rescue scams and helped pass new protections for victims of identity theft.
Improving Public Education
A Beaverton School District parent, Suzanne is committed to strong public schools, pre-K through college. She helped expand Head Start and increase funding for K-12 schools and higher education. Suzanne also sponsored legislation to increase civics education and to provide funding for capital construction.
Better Access to Health Care
Suzanne supported legislation to help small businesses offer lower cost health insurance and helped pass The Healthy Oregon Act to develop a comprehensive plan to improve health care.
Cleaner, Safer Communities
Suzanne has a 100% rating from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and she is leading efforts to reduce pesticide use. She helped add more State Troopers and as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Suzanne plays a key role in passing laws to fight crime.
We Support Suzanne
Governor Ted Kulongoski
Governor Barbara Roberts
Attorney General Hardy Myers
Beaverton Education Association
Oregon School Employees Association
Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
American Federation of Teachers - Oregon
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
SEIU Local 503, OPEU
(This information furnished by Suzanne Bonamici for State Representative.)