State Representative
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Claudia L.


Occupation: Transportation Consultant

Occupational Background: Manager, ODOT Rail Division; OPUC Transportation Program; Oregon Senate staff; Co-owner, Centennial Press; VISTA Volunteer

Educational Background: LTHS, LaGrange, Illinois; Western Illinois University

Prior Governmental Experience: Marion County Planning Commission; Florence Planning Commission and Library Board

Community Involvement: Oregon Operation Lifesaver; Youth Soccer Coach; Barrier-Free Residence; Salem City Club; Florence Opportunity Center

Personal: Married, one son

I am Claudia Howells and I want to represent you in the Oregon House of Representatives.

I believe, we all share basic values. We want to be treated fairly. We want clean air and water. We want to feel secure at work and home. We want our government to be open and accountable. We want our children well educated and our parents cared for. We desire economic stability so that we may care for our families and plan for the future.

These are the values that must guide every decision a legislator makes. I am offering you my years of experience, my demonstrated leadership, my knowledge of government and my personal integrity to make Oregon a better place to live, work and thrive.


I am very proud to have among my supporters two former Oregon governors who supported quality education, affordable health care, a strong economy and a clean environment.

Governor Barbara Roberts

John A. Kitzhaber, MD, former Governor of Oregon

"I know Claudia as a friend, a mother and a respected professional. I trust she will be a capable Representative who deeply values the education of our children."
           Cora L. Clark, teacher

"I have known Claudia and her family for many years. She is exactly the person to serve us in our State Capitol. Support her as I do."
           David A. Rhoten

Help me make Oregon an even better place!

(This information furnished by Claudia Howells for House District 21.)