State Representative
Arnie Roblan photo


Occupation: State Representative

Occupational Background: Teacher; Dean; Principal- Marshfield High School, Coos Bay

Educational Background: Master of Education, University of Oregon, BA, University of Washington

Prior Governmental Experience: Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board

Community Involvement: Board member: OCEAN, SWOYA Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon, YMCA Youth in Government; Past president, Kiwanis Club of Coos Bay; Founding Board member, Friends of New and Sustainable Industry

Turning the Tide for the South Coast

Jobs that Support a Family
I helped lead the effort to deepen Coos Bay's Port to bring thousands of new container jobs to our communities. I've demanded that Congress start making federal timber payments again. Washington put major logging restrictions in place. They need to live up to their promises and help pay for what they did to our region.

Putting Education First
In 2007, I championed our landmark education budget and worked to get more dollars into the classroom for the first time in a decade. As Principal of Marshfield High, I worked with limited funding all the time. We have to keep giving our educators the tools they need to help every child succeed.

Quality Health Care
I helped pass laws to require health insurers to hold public hearings before they can raise rates and to reduce prescription drug rates for thousands of Oregonians. I supported increased funding for adult foster care and assisted living options to make sure our senior citizens are protected in their golden years.

Getting Oregon Back on Track
I worked hard to finally establish Oregon's Rainy Day Fund in 2007. After years of financial mismanagement, our state will now have the resources to weather economic uncertainty.

"We're finally making progress for the South Coast.
Arnie Roblan is leading the way in Salem."
Mayor Rick Wetherell, North Bend

"Arnie Roblan knows our seniors deserve more than respect.
They deserve results. Arnie stands up for seniors."
Chris Flammang, Coos Bay, Senior advocate

(This information furnished by Re-Elect Arnie Roblan.)