State Senator

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Occupation: Oregon State Senate President; Assistant to the President, Western Oregon University

Occupational Background: Attorney, Private Practice; Hearings Officer, Employment Relations Board; Legal Aid Attorney Educational Background: BA, MPA, University of Rhode Island; JD, Boston University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Salem City Council; Salem Mass Transit Board Community Involvement: Board Member, YMCA; Member, Oregon State Bar; Past board member, Mid-Valley Children's Guild, Red Cross, United Way

Personal: Married to Margie Brenden Courtney. They have three sons: Peter, Sean, and Adam, and a miniature doxin, Yoda.

Peter Courtney
Nobody Works Harder or Delivers More for Oregonians!

"I appreciate and support Peter Courtney's leadership for at risk children and families. His sponsorship of SB-991, 'Safe Families,' is an example of his commitment, influencing the lives and outcomes of children and their families." Dick Withnell

Peter led the successful fight to:
       - Expand health care to 80,000 Oregon kids.
       - Improve roads and reduce traffic, creating thousands of jobs for          Oregonians.
       - Protect children from sex offenders by requiring background checks for          people who apply for jobs supervising children.

"Peter Courtney stepped up to restore 24/7 Oregon trooper patrols. Peter has made a difference increasing safety and fighting drug trafficking."
Jeff Leighty, President, Oregon State Police Officers Association

"Peter Courtney protected funding to ensure a full school year and prevented drastic classroom cuts during this recession. His hard work benefits every second grade student in my classroom."
Marcelene Todd, Englewood Elementary

"Peter Courtney supports independent small businesses. He protects our community, supports families and jobs."
Stephen Perkins, Cascade Baking Company

Peter will continue to fight for:
       Family wage jobs across Oregon.
       Stable and adequate funding for schools.
       Affordable health care for everyone.
       Safer communities for our families.

Supported By:
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Council of Police Associations
SEIU Local 503
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Elect Senator Peter Courtney
Nobody Works Harder!

(This information furnished by Peter Courtney for State Senate.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722