State Representative

Tobias Read photo


Democrat (DEM)
Working Families (WFP)
Independent (IND)

Occupation: Kids Footwear Developer, Nike.

Occupational Background: U.S. Treasury Department; Willamette University.

Educational Background: BA, Willamette University; MBA with Certificate in Environmental Management, University of Washington.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2007 - present; Chair, Sustainability and Economic Development Committee; Oregon Innovation Council.

Volunteer Experience: Oregon Business Association; SMART; Youth Basketball Coach.

Leadership for the Long Run

In challenging economic times, we need long-term vision for an even better Oregon. Let’s build brighter futures by creating jobs and investing in our future.

Economic opportunity and energy independence: Create family-wage jobs by providing home and business owners with the means to complete energy efficiency upgrades. Provide loans to small businesses that put people back to work. Offer tax relief for investing severance pay into small businesses.

“Tobias Read’s economic plan has the help we need today and the long-term perspective we need for future prosperity.”
Christine Vernier, Owner, Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton, OR

World-class education: Strengthen Oregon’s Rainy Day Fund to help schools weather economic downturns, reduce class sizes, and support Head Start for more children. Make sure every student can afford college and career training.

“Tobias Read’s plan is the best way to make sure young people get the education they’ll need to build bright futures.”
Jada Pearson, Beaverton Kindergarten Teacher

Transparency and Accountability: Audit state agencies to reduce waste and inefficiency. Reduce contractor fraud, favoritism, and cost overruns. Increase government transparency so taxpayers can easily find out how state agencies are spending your money.

We support Tobias Read!
US Senator Ron Wyden
State Senator Mark Hass
Attorney General John Kroger
Bob Hermann, Washington County District Attorney
Scott Burgess, President/CEO Rivermark Community Credit Union
Mary VanderWeele, Chair, Beaverton School Board
Sheriff Rob Gordon, Washington County
Multnomah County Sheriff, Daniel Staton
Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Beaverton Education Association
Stand for Children
Oregon Building Trades Council
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon Council of Police Associations


(This information furnished by Friends of Tobias Read.)

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