State Representative


OCCUPATION: State Representative

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Software Instructor; Marketing Administrator; Parent Activist; Writer; Secretary

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:B.A.,Communications; University of Portland 1979

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Representative 1995-1998

Anitra Rasmussen: Our Leader with Experience

Anitra will be the most experienced State Representative from Portland. Anitra will use her experience to improve our quality of life. Anitra knows how to advocate for the issues that matter to us, including a woman's right to choose and the freedom for all to live without fear, regardless of one's race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Anitra is a native of Oregon and a sixteen year resident of Southwest Portland.

Anitra Rasmussen: Our Leader for Schools

Anitra works hard for stable and adequate funding for our schools. As the mother of two Portland Public School students Anitra knows first hand how unceasing cuts threaten our children's future.. Anitra supports the high standards demanded by our groundbreaking 21st Century School Reform Act. Anitra helped to stabilize tuition at our Universities

Anitra Rasmussen: Our Leader for Neighborhoods

Anitra brought planners and developers together for successful quality of life legislation. Anitra negotiated with state officials for a new stop sign at the Taylor's Ferry Exit off I-5 bringing drivers to neighborhood-friendly speeds. Anitra fought for a transportation plan that funded mass-transit, bicycles, and pedestrians.

Anitra Rasmussen: Our Leader for the Environment

Anitra sought ways to not only keep our state parks and public beaches open but to expand our public land holdings before it all disappears. Anitra supported the salmon restoration plan and opposed efforts to dismantle our land use planning system.

Dear Neighbor:

I have worked hard to represent you in Salem.. Now those years of experience will culminate in the 70th Legislative Session. I will continue to fight for schools, salmon and the Oregon we should be. I'd love to talk to you. Please call (223-2374) or email (

Thank you for your support - Anitra

(This information furnished by Friends of Anitra Kitts Rasmussen.)

Anitra Rasmussen has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

State Representative

Table of Contents