State Senator


OCCUPATION: Appointed State Senator by Governor Kitzhaber, 1997

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Teacher, Principal, Superintendent, University Professor and Dean

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BA, Idaho State, M.Ed.; University of Idaho, Ph.D.; University of Oregon; MBA, University of Portland

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Idaho House of Representatives.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: North Clackamas Education Foundation Board; Life Trustee, Marylhurst University; Elder, Milwaukie Presbyterian Church; Early Head Start Board; Chaired, Pacific Northwest Economic Region Recycling Committee.

FAMILY: Wife Donna, two daughters, five grandchildren

MILITARY SERVICE: Colonel, US Army Reserves (Ret.)

VERNE DUNCAN... Promoting Quality Education

When it comes to education, few people in the legislature know more than Verne Duncan. Verne has taught at all levels and served as head of Oregon's school system. Verne believes in strong public and private school programs. His experience proved invaluable as he served on the Senate Revenue committee.

VERNE DUNCAN... Working for safe streets in our community

Verne believes in strong law enforcement. He supported our law enforcement officials by voting to provide them with additional tools to do their job more effectively, and voted to increase victim's rights. That is why he has a 100% voting record with law enforcement.

VERNE DUNCAN... Working to Manage Oregon's Growth

Verne Duncan has seen first hand that if not managed properly, growth can cause problems. As a member of the Interim Transportation Committee, Verne is working to find viable, affordable, long-term solutions to issues that risk destroying Oregon's heritage and livability in our community.

VERNE DUNCAN... A proven leader

Verne's top priority is representing and protecting the interests of our community. Verne has a reputation for accessibility and listening to constituents' concerns. And, as chair of the Government Oversight Subcommittee, he is working to make government more accountable and efficient. The Duncans, 28 year residents of the community, understand its special needs because they have lived and raised a family here.


(This information furnished by Friends of Senator Verne Duncan.)

Verne Duncan has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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