State Senator
Laurie Monnes Anderson photo
Laurie Monnes


Occupation: Registered Nurse and State Senator

Occupational Background: Public Health Nurse and Manager; Biologist

Educational Background: Gresham High School; Willamette University, BA; Radford University, BSN; University of Colorado, MA

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Chair Governor's Leadership Team on Underage Drinking; Fairview Creek Watershed Council; Oregon Child Care Commission; Gresham/ Barlow School Board; Oregon Child Abuse Assessment Advisory Council


As a nurse, community advocate, and mother of two, Laurie Monnes Anderson cares about East County. Laurie has taken this same approach in the Legislature, keeping our state healthy and focusing on the things that matter most to us.

Public Safety
Laurie authored and passed the Tri-Met Safety Bill to help monitor crime on our Max trains.

Laurie fought to improve neighborhood safety by adding 139 new Oregon State Troopers to ensure statewide 24-hour police coverage.

Laurie helped pass laws to crack down on identity theft and sex offenders.

Affordable Health Care
Laurie helped make health care more affordable by expanding Oregon's prescription drug program and passing the Patient's Bill of Rights.

Quality Education
Laurie helped secure increased funding for K-12 and for colleges and universities.

Laurie also voted to cut down on expensive golden parachutes for retiring school administrators.

Consumer Protection
Laurie helped protect homeowners by reining in unscrupulous mortgage lenders.

Laurie fought for working families by cracking down on predatory payday lenders.

Economic Development
Laurie brought $100,000 back to East County for economic development projects for the East Metro Economic Alliance and the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

(partial list)
Oregon Nurses Association • Oregon Education Association
SEIU Local 503, OPEU • Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon AFL-CIO • Oregon Council of Police Associations PAC
(OCPA-PAC) • Oregon State Police Officers' Association
Mayor Shane Bemis • Paul Thalhofer, Mayor of Troutdale
Mike Weatherby, Mayor of Fairview

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(This information furnished by Friends of Laurie Monnes Anderson.)