Superintendent of Public Instruction

MARGARET CARTER

Nonpartisan

OCCUPATION: Community college counselor and faculty member.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Rural music teacher. Reading teacher, Albina School. Counselor and faculty member, Portland Community College, 1973-present.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.S. in Elementary Education, Portland State University. Master's in Education Psychology, Oregon State University.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Oregon State Representative, 1985 - present. Vice-chair, House Education; member, Revenue and School Finance, Joint Ways and Means.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: American Red Cross, Board of Directors; Meals on Wheels; Emanuel Hospital Foundation, former Board member; Governor's Task Force on Pregnancy and Substance Abuse; Governor's Council on Drugs and Alcohol

MARGARET CARTER: A LIFETIME COMMITTED TO EDUCATION.

"...the candidate we like is Margaret Carter, also a legislator, but someone with a much longer and richer career in education than Bunn."
Ashland Daily Tidings, 5/7/98

Margaret Carter began her career as a music teacher in rural schools. She earned degrees in elementary education and education psychology, and worked as a reading teacher. With remarkable energy, she raised nine children and took an active role in the community. As a mother, Margaret always made education a top priority. As an educator and counselor, she has helped thousands of young people.

"Margaret Carter is a mother, teacher and supporter of schools, who has the best interests of our children, teachers, families and communities at heart."
Lolita Darby, Teacher, Portland

"Carter . . . is very concerned about the American family and education and keeping kids safe."
The Oregonian, 11/7/94

"Carter has a reputation for caring about children..."
Wilsonville Spokesman, 12/10/97

"Margaret Carter is a lady who has been in a classroom. She knows how children learn. She knows what we need from Salem is not more regulation, but more inspiration."
Arnold Coe, Baker City
School Superintendent

MARGARET CARTER: RECOGNIZED FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS

March of Dimes, 1987 Woman of Achievement

League of Women Voters, 1995 Distinguished Service Award

Oregon Community College, 1995 Outstanding Service Award

Oregon Commission for Women, 1997 Woman of Achievement

Oregon Alzheimer Association, 1997 Public Service Award

MARGARET CARTER: BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER.

As a Representative, Margaret Carter earned a reputation for getting people to work together for the common good -- labor and management, urban and rural, Democrats and Republicans.

"...Carter (a community college counselor) has the support of Republican legislators such as John Watt, Lenn Hannon and Bill Markham. That says a lot for her ability to work across the political divide."
Medford Mail Tribune, 5/15/98

"Margaret Carter has a history of bringing people together. She is able to blend the political process with the practical realities of education."
Barbara Ross, Corvallis
School Board member

"Margaret Carter understands the concerns of rural school districts. She is an education leader for the whole state."
Marc Kane, Klamath Falls

"Margaret Carter is one of those rare leaders who inspires excellence and cooperation in others."
Lee Beyer, Springfield

MARGARET CARTER: A REMARKABLE LEADER

As a State Representative, Margaret Carter helped create a permanent Head Start in Oregon and helped found the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps. She was chief sponsor of the Oregon Workforce 2000 Act, bringing technology learning centers into Oregon communities. Margaret served as Vice Chair of the House Education Committee, helped balance the state's budget as a member of Ways and Means and served on Revenue and School Finance.

"Margaret Carter understands how children learn and the challenges teachers face. She knows how our schools work."
Bob Shook, Beaverton
School Board member

MARGARET CARTER: A POSITIVE VOICE FOR EDUCATION

"The greatest gift we can give our grandchildren is a topnotch school system. Margaret Carter will provide the hard work and inspiration we need to achieve this goal."
Oregon State Council for Senior Citizens

"It's time we started talking about what's working in education. Margaret Carter will be the positive voice we need for education."
Jody Daniels Fischer, Woodburn
School Board member

"We support Margaret Carter. She has both a demonstrated ability to lead and a lifetime of working in education."

Former candidates for State Superintendent:

Ron Adams, College Administrator, West Linn
Jack Bray, Education Consultant
Alan DeMeurers, Teacher, Salem
Colin Karr-Morse, Retired Principal, Portland
Michael Verhulst, Student

ELECT MARGARET CARTER. A LIFETIME SPEAKING OUT FOR EDUCATION

(This information furnished by Friends of Margaret Carter.)

Margaret Carter has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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