Occupation: State Representative, Small business owner
Occupational Background: Small Business Owner, Community College Instructor; Watershed Coordinator
Educational Background: Portland State University, B.S. Psychology; B.S. Art; University of Washington, undergraduate in Oceanography, U.S. Grant HS.
Prior Governmental Experience: Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature, Doernbecher Children's Hospital Board, Clatsop County Planning Commission, Healthy Streams Partnership, Clatsop County Commissioner, Oregon Ocean Resources Management Task Force, Clatsop Soil & Water District, Union Health District.
Since being elected in 2004, I have been able to help bring to my district: assistance in emergency preparedness, international mutual aid and storm disaster assistance; help for our veterans, seniors, and kids; drug and alcohol treatment; ID theft prevention; mental health insurance coverage; disaster funding for salmon fishers; and inheritance tax relief for family-based natural resource businesses.
We also provided for healthy kids and strong schools. We opened the Oregon Prescription Drug Program to all Oregonians providing affordable prescription drug. We made investments in public safety, higher education and high tech industries. We helped to protect victims of domestic violence and internet predators.
But there is still work to be done. We need to finish the Territorial sea floor mapping to give us the science necessary to fisheries research, wave energy project and marine reserves siting and tsunami modeling. There is work to be done in order to meet our goals of developing renewable energy sources. We need to provide affordable housing in our rural communities and we need to continue working to build healthy local economies.
I currently chair the nine member legislative coastal caucus and I serve on the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, Governor's Rural Policy Advisory Council, Children's Trust Fund of Oregon, and I serve my community as a volunteer fire fighter.
I would be honored to have your vote to re-elect me once again as your state representative.
Thank you, Deborah Boone
(This information furnished by Deborah A Boone.)