State Senator

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  • Peter

  • Democrat (DEM)

    Occupation: Oregon State Senate President; Adjunct Instructor, Assistant to the President, Western Oregon University

    Occupational Background: Attorney, Private Practice; Hearings Officer, Employment Relations Board; Legal Aid Attorney

    Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration, University of Rhode Island; Juris Doctor, Boston University School of Law

    Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Salem City Council; Salem Mass Transit Board

    Community Involvement: Member, Oregon State Bar; Past board member, Mid-Valley Children's Guild, Red Cross, United Way, YMCA

    Personal: Married to Margie Brenden Courtney. They have three sons: Peter, Sean, and Adam.

    Peter Courtney
    Nobody Works Harder or Delivers More for Oregonians!

    "I appreciate and support Peter Courtney's leadership for at-risk children and families. His sponsorship of SB-991, 'Safe Families,' is an example of his commitment, influencing the lives and outcomes of children and their families." Dick Withnell

    Peter led the successful fight to:

    • Expand health care to 80,000 Oregon kids.
    • Improve roads and reduce traffic, creating thousands of jobs for Oregonians.
    • Protect children from sex offenders by requiring background checks for people who apply for jobs supervising children.

    "Peter Courtney stepped up to restore 24/7 Oregon trooper patrols. Peter has made a difference increasing safety and fighting drug trafficking."
    Jeff Leighty, President, Oregon State Police Officers Association

    "Peter Courtney supports independent small businesses. He protects our community, supports families and jobs."
    Stephen Perkins, Cascade Baking Company

    Peter will continue to fight for:

    • Family wage jobs across Oregon.
    • Stable and adequate funding for schools.
    • Affordable healthcare for everyone.
    • Safer communities for our families.

    Educators, Business Owners, Nurses, Unions,
    Environmentalists, Police, and Firefighters join together-
    We Support Peter!

    Oregon Nurses Association
    Oregon Council of Police Associations
    Oregon League of Conservation Voters
    Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance PAC
    Oregon Education Association
    Oregon Nurseries' PAC
    Humane USA- Oregon
    Stand for Children
    Oregon State Fire Fighters Council

    Elect Senator Peter Courtney
    Nobody Works Harder!


    (This information furnished by Peter Courtney for State Senate.)

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