State Representative
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Occupation: Head Start Administrator Retired.

Occupational Background: Executive Director Mid-Columbia Children's Council; Teacher.

Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.A; Head Start, Johnson & Johnson Management Fellow, UCLA.

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon City Commission President; South Fork Water Board; Tri-Cities Services Budget Committee; Legislative Aide.

Suzanne VanOrman
Focused on What Really Matters to Families

Focused on Helping Families

A mother who raised two teenage sons alone, Suzanne VanOrman knows what it's like to struggle. While she took care of her own kids, she made a huge difference for hundreds of other families. Suzanne led the Mid-Columbia Children's Council providing pre-K Head Start services to 482 families. Suzanne managed a budget of over $4 million and over 100 employees.

"Suzanne VanOrman doesn't just talk about helping families. She's spent her whole life doing it. We need her in the legislature fighting for a better Oregon."
-Governor Barbara Roberts

Focused on Quality Schools

Politicians in Salem have finally stopped education cuts. Suzanne VanOrman will hold them accountable and ensure our tax dollars get where they belong—into the classroom to help teach our kids. As a lifelong educator, Suzanne knows Oregon can only succeed with world-class schools from pre-K through graduate school.

"Politicians talk. Suzanne cuts through the rhetoric and delivers. She cares deeply about our children."
-John P. Bromley, Chair - Oregon Trail School District

Focused on Better Healthcare

Our healthcare system works for insurance companies but nobody else. Suzanne will support a plan that provides affordable, quality coverage to every Oregonian. It's time for Oregon to lead the way on keeping families healthy.

Focused on Creating Environmentally Responsible Jobs

Suzanne sees opportunity with "green collar jobs," and knows investing in green technologies will grow Oregon's economy and clean up our environment.


NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

SEIU Locals 49 & 503

American Federation of Teachers - Oregon


(This information furnished by Vote VanOrman.)