State Senator
Margaret Carter photo


Occupation: Senator

Occupational Background: Past President & CEO, Urban League of Portland; faculty & counselor, PCC

Educational Background: Masters Degree, Oregon State University; Bachelor of Science, Portland State University

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services (2007); Co-Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Safety in Portland Public Schools; Governor's Council on Drugs & Alcohol; Supreme Court Task Force on Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System, Implementation Committee; Attorney General's Crime Victim Assistance Advisory Committee; State Representative 1985-1999

Community Involvement: Project Hope/ N-NE Portland; volunteer counselor prisons & juvenile detention centers; American Red Cross Breakfast of Champions; OMSI Board; church choir director

Working for North-Northeast Portland

Partial list of awards to Margaret Carter

2008 Heart of the Community Award –
Hands On Greater Portland
2007 OHCA Senior Champion - for exemplary service to
Oregon's most vulnerable populations
2006 OBA Oregon Statesman of the Year
Oregon League of Women Voters Distinguished Service
PSU Outstanding Alumna 2002
Elliott Human Rights Award
Jefferson HS Image Award
Portland Observer Commitment to Youth


(This information furnished by Friends of Margaret Carter.)