Occupational Background: As an attorney, Chris works with some of Oregon’s largest employers and provides free services to individuals in need.
Educational Background: J.D., The University of Chicago Law School (Honors); B.A., Reed College; Wilson High School; Jackson Middle School; Capitol Hill School.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2009-present; Assistant Majority Leader, Oregon House of Representatives; Senior Policy Advisor, Oregon State Senate; Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Community Service: Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger; Classroom Law Project; pro bono legal work for refugees; Scales of Justice Award winner for helping low-income families keep their homes.
Representative Chris Garrett – Moving Oregon Forward
During his first term in office, Chris emerged as a strong leader on the issues that matter most to our community:
Protecting schools. In the midst of the recession, Chris made sure that our schools would not bear the brunt of budget cuts. He’ll continue to champion stable school funding.
Creating jobs. Chris helped pass legislation that is putting Oregonians back to work while modernizing our roads and bridges.
Providing health care to 95% of Oregon’s children. Chris helped write historic legislation to provide health insurance to 80,000 children and tens of thousands more adults.
Protecting Oregon’s quality of life. Chris supported legislation to promote clean energy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect the coast from off-shore drilling. Chris also helped ensure that the pristine Metolius Basin will stay off-limits to major development.
We’re supporting Chris Garrett!
US Senator Ron Wyden
US Senator Jeff Merkley
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Stand for Children
Oregon Business Association
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Nurses Association
Portland Association of Teachers/TVIP
Oregon Council of Police Associations
Oregon State Police Officers Association/Trooper PAC
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
Planned Parenthood PAC
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon (AFT-Oregon)
Oregon School Employees Association
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
(This information furnished by Friends of Chris Garrett.)