State Representative

Brian Clem photo


Democrat (DEM)
Working Families (WFP)

  • Occupation: State Representative, Small Business Owner

    Occupational Background: Farmer; Director of Salem Field Office for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Legislative Assistant to State Senator Cliff Trow

    Educational Background: B.S. Political Science, Oregon State University, OSU Student Body President; 1993-1994

    Prior Governmental Experience: Four-term Chair - Oregon Student Assistance Commission

    Community Involvement: Salem City Club President, Member - Salem Chamber of Commerce

    Endorsed by: SEIU, Marion County Farm Bureau, Oregon Nurses Association, OLCV, Stand for Children

    Creating Jobs

    Independent Thinking

    Protecting Property Rights

    Ending the Stranglehold of Lobbyists

    Brian Clem is an Oregon native. His family arrived in 1850— before Oregon was even a state. From agriculture to hi-tech, Brian understands the things that make us unique because he has lived them. Brian was elected to serve you in 2006 and 2008. He continues to meet with constituents and prides himself on responding to their needs.

    Brian Clem is fighting to return Oregon’s government to us. He continues to keep his promise not to take gifts from lobbyists or keep campaign contributions from out of state corporations.

    Brian Clem made a promise to the people of East Salem to fight forced annexations and he kept it. He led the legislature to pass two laws to give people a say in their futures. Now, homeowners facing annexation will have the right to vote and their tax burden reduced.

    Local business leaders support Brian, here’s why:

    “It’s been exciting to have a partner in Salem who understands the importance of sustainable economic development. His innovation, passion for our State and ability to navigate the political waters in Salem makes him exactly the kind of leader we need more of.”

    John D. Miller
    President, Wildwood Inc.

    “Brian’s leadership on bringing more locally grown and nutritious foods into our schools is creating opportunities for businesses like ours to grow, even in a tough economy.”

    Evann Remington
    President / CEO, Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc.

    (This information furnished by Oregonians for Clem.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722