United States Senator
Occupation: U.S. Senator
Occupational Background: Former Director, Oregon Legal Services for the Elderly; Cofounder, Oregon Gray Panthers
Educational Background: Stanford University, A.B.; University of Oregon Law School, J.D.
Prior Governmental Experience: Congressman, 1981-1996
ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE
Ron Wyden got his start fighting to ensure Oregon’s elderly get the care and respect they deserve. He stood up for what was right, and he’s still fighting for us now.
DELIVERING OREGON JOBS
Bringing Google to The Dalles and nanotechnology to Washington and Benton Counties; expanding green energy vocational programs for community colleges; hosting job fairs to help returning vets get work—Ron Wyden rolls up his sleeves and fights for family wage jobs.
“Without Senator Wyden, Google doesn’t come to The Dalles. That’s 200 jobs for a community that really needed them!”
Robb Van Cleave, former Mayor of The Dalles
FIGHTING FOR FISCAL AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
Wyden is fighting for the kinds of changes we need…
- Stood up to two Presidents, saying NO to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout; fought against taxpayer-funded bonuses to Wall Street executives;
- Supported new ethics and accountability rules to end lobbyist-sponsored gifts and travel, and to make it harder for Members of Congress to hide earmarks they sponsor;
- Opposed the budget-busting war in Iraq; leading the fight to reduce defense budget waste and control the deficit.
PUTTING PARTISANSHIP ASIDE TO GET RESULTS
Nobody has a better record of reaching across party lines and the urban/rural divide for the good of all Oregonians.
“For decades environmentalists and timber communities have been at war. Ron Wyden brought both sides together to create a balanced plan that puts people back to work in our forests, while protecting our natural treasures.”
John Shelk, Ochoco Lumber, Prineville
We can count on Ron Wyden to keep fighting for the kinds of changes our state and country need right now. Let’s keep him working for us.
Ron Wyden for U.S. Senate
(This information furnished by Wyden for Senate.)