State Representative

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  • Pete

  • Democrat (DEM)

    Occupation: City Attorney, City of Pendleton, since December, 1992; Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Eastern Oregon (Presbyterian Church (USA)) since June, 2004

    Occupational Background: City Attorney, City of Pendleton, 1992-2010; County Counsel, Budget Officer, and Data Processing Manager, Umatilla County, 1986-1992; Loan Servicing Manager, Western Heritage Savings and Loan and Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, 1982-1986; Owner and Attorney, Law Office of Peter H. Wells, 1979-1982; lawyer & legal research assistant, Corey, Byler and Rew, attorneys, 1977-1979; Data Processing Manager, Boise Cascade Credit Corp; data processing consultant, US DataCorp; data processing consultant, Comtek, Inc. and Boise Cascade Computing, Inc.; Computer Systems Programmer, Pacific Power and Light, 1965-1974.

    Educational Background: JD, University of Oregon School of Law, December, 1976; BA Mathematics, Claremont McKenna College, June, 1965

    Prior Governmental Experience: I have worked with the Association of Oregon Counties and the League of Oregon Cities to present the local government perspective to legislators; served on the legislative committee and a telecommunications task force for the League of Oregon Cities. in the 1980’s I was member of the Pendleton Development Commission and chair of the Pendleton Committee for a New Tax Base.

    Other: In Pendleton, I have participated in Kiwanis, Toastmasters, Relay for Life, Presbyterian Church, Pendleton Swim Association, and PFLAG, and am a board member, Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon.

    I was the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year” for 1997 and received the Sixth Judicial District (Umatilla and Morrow Counties) professionalism award in 2004.

    Dear Neighbors:

    As someone who has been a small business owner with experience in local government and committed to our community for decades, I can provide a fresh view and voice to the challenges Oregon faces.


    Pete Wells

    A Fresh View, Fresh Voice

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