Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: County Commissioner; Medical Assistant; Emergency Medical Technician; Newspaper Editor
Educational Background: BA Organizational Communications, Marylhurst College
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2007-present; Lincoln County Commissioner, 1992-2004; Council member & Mayor of Elgin, 1982-87
Personal: married, two adult children, three grandchildren
Proven Leadership for the Central Coast
KEEPING OUR SENIORS HEALTHY AND INDEPENDENT
Jean Cowan is leading the effort in Oregon to improve our state's long-term care system for our growing senior population. She authored legislation that will expand access to communitybased care options and help the state create a blueprint for more effective services for all seniors and people with disabilities.
IMPROVING PUBLIC EDUCATION
Jean Cowan worked to expand Head Start and increase funding to K-12, community colleges and universities. She supported health insurance pools to help school districts lower insurance costs, freeing those dollars for classroom use.
PROTECTING OUR INTERESTS ON THE COAST
As Vice-Chair of the Ocean Policy Committee, Jean Cowan ensures that our coastal communities are active decision-makers in wave energy and marine reserve issues. She supported legislation that provided increased financial assistance for disaster victims in coastal towns.
PUBLIC SAFETY and CONSUMER PROTECTION
Jean Cowan supported increasing the number of Oregon State Troopers on our highways. She helped pass consumer protection legislation curbing predatory lending practices. She stood up for fairness under the law for all Oregonians, regardless of sexual orientation.
WORKING FOR YOU IN SALEM
It has been my honor to serve you in Salem. I'm proud of our accomplishments last session, especially our new Rainy Day Savings account and wise investments in business, affordable housing and environmental protections. But there is more work to do for education, healthcare, senior issues, workforce training and much more. I look forward to the opportunity to continue representing the citizens of House District 10.
(This information furnished by Cowan for State Rep.)