State Representative

Rose Cook photo

Republican (REP)
Independent (IND)

  • Occupation: Retired

    Occupational Background: Principal’s secretary, Philomath High School; Secretary, OSU Benton County Extension

    Educational Background: High School diploma, vocational emphasis; Computer coursework, Linn-Benton Community College.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Philomath School Board 7 years (Chair 4 years); Linn-Benton ESD Budget Committee (2 years); Member School District Budget Committee; School District Superintendent search committee (2 separate searches); Member State Board of Directors, Future Business Leaders of America (Chair, 2 years).

    Community Service: Student Adviser, Future Business Leaders of America; Volunteer, High School Booster Club; Church secretary.

    Putting Kids First, Protecting Critical Services

    As School Board Chair, Rose has had a front row seat to observe the state’s unstable school funding debacle. As State Representative, Rose will seek to stabilize education funding and prioritize spending to protect critical services and will work to fund education and public safety first in the budget, not last.

    Supporting Small Business,
    Putting Oregonians Back to Work

    The Legislature has failed to improve the economy. Policies approved by the Legislature over the last three years have actually made our situation worse. Rose will support Oregon’s small businesses that help put people back to work. Rose believes it’s time for the Legislature to re-examine policies that discourage job growth, and pass measures that will help Oregon’s businesses be successful.

    Balancing the Budget,
    Spending Your Tax Dollars Wisely

    Rose believes state spending is unsustainable, and that the waste of taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars is unacceptable. As State Representative, Rose will prioritize spending to protect critical services, oppose job-killing taxes and fee increases, and fight waste, fraud, and abuse in our state government.

    People are ready for someone who is not a career politician, but has the life experience necessary to represent the citizens of District 16. Rose is running to give average Oregonians a voice in state government and to change our state for the better.


    Roger Beyer- AG-PAC Chairman
    Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
    Oregonians for Immigration Reform

    (This information furnished by Friends of Rose Cook.)

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