State Senator


OCCUPATION: Retired Journalist, small business owner.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Publisher, Molalla Pioneer, Newport News, Milwaukie Review, Oregon Democrat; National Education Association, Political Representative, thirteen western states.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BA Wittenberg University; Graduate Studies at Cornell and Syracuse Universities.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Two terms Oregon State Senate, Chair Senate Education Committee; one term Oregon House of Representatives; American Red Cross Marshall Islands and Okinawa invasions.

Monroe Sweetland ­ Wisdom and Leadership

"Sweetland belongs to a generation of great Oregon leaders like Richard Neuberger, Tom McCall, and Wayne Morse. The Oregon Senate needs Monroe's leadership, sense of history, and sense of humor."
Phil Keisling, State Wide Elected Official

"Monroe has always fought to protect the rights of seniors, as a legislator, a citizen, and as a senior himself."
James Davis, Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens

A Stronger Voice for Education

"Monroe Sweetland, a former legislator and founding father of Portland State University...A champion of education on both the local and national level ­ throughout his life" The Oregonian, June 10, 1995.

"In 1959 Senator Sweetland guided legislation establishing the principals underlying the formulation of Community Colleges in Oregon."
John Hakanson, former President, Clackamas Community College

We Need New Leadership in the Legislature

"Monroe Sweetland has a proven record of supporting a safe and healthy environment for our children. His opponent does not. Oregon needs Sweetland in Salem."
Jonathan Poisner, Oregon League of Conservation Voters

"Unlike his opponent Monroe Sweetland will fight to change the reactionary leadership of the Oregon State Senate."
Beulah Hand, former State Representative, Clackamas County

We endorse Monroe Sweetland: Oregon AFL-CIO; Oregon Nurses Association; NW District Council of Carpenters; Humane Oregon; Oregonians Against Gun Violence; Joint Council of Teamsters; OLCV; Oregon School Employees Association; Robert Straub; Neil Goldschmidt; Barbara Roberts; Phil Keisling Earl Blumenauer; Jose Hernandez; Mary King; Dave McTeague; Ralph Rigdon; June Routzen; and many more.


(This information furnished by Sweetland for State Senate.)

Monroe Sweetland has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180 but is not bound by that agreement because an opponent for this election has not agreed to limit expenditures or has exceeded the applicable spending limit.

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