State Senator
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Mark
Hass

Democrat

Occupation: Legislator, Brand Manager, Cappelli Miles [spring]

Occupational Background: Brand Development; Journalist for KATU-TV, Portland; KVAL-TV, Eugene

Educational Background: MA American University; BS University of Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, (2001-2007), State Senator 2007 - present; Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Community Involvement: NW Health Foundation Board; Tom Dargan Scholarship Committee; Beaverton Chamber ofCommerce; Sunset Presbyterian Church

Family: Wife, Tamra; two children

Giving Families The Tools They Need To Get Ahead

When families can save - investing in real estate, creating a stock portfolio or paying down debt - they are stronger. We can help families get ahead by keeping an eye on the ball. Reducing the cost of health care is one way. College savings plans are another. My job is to help Oregon's working families get ahead.
-- Mark Hass

A Champion For Vets

In the recently concluded 2008 Legislative session, Senator Hass was the key proponent of a measure that provides a free college education to an Oregon University for widows and orphans whose spouse or parent died on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001.

"Senator Hass stood up for veterans when it counted. He quietly did the heavy lifting for this new law that will dramatically change lives of war orphans and widows for the better."
-- Robert Thornhill, Submariner EN2(SS) (Korean War)

Clean Air, Clean Water

Mark grew up hiking, biking and fishing in Oregon's mountains and streams. He values an Oregon of clean air and clean water. That's why he led the charge toward cleaning up the Willamette River and is working on environmental cleanup legislation for the 2009 session.

"Oregon needs leaders who look past the election and into the future where our grandchildren and their children will live. Mark Hass is one of those leaders."
-- Gov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon Governor 1995-2003

(This information furnished by Friends of Mark Hass.)