Occupation: State Senator
Occupational Background: Legal Investigator; Juvenile Surveillance Officer; Correctional Officer; USMC
Educational Background: BS Portland State University, Administration of Justice; MA Pepperdine University, Management; Graduate Studies, University of Oregon and Portland State University, Corrections and Criminology
Prior Governmental Experience: Senate Majority Leader 2007-present; State Senator 2003-present; State Representative, 1997-2002; Metro Council, 1989-1995; Tualatin City Council, 1985-1988; Tualatin Parks Advisory Committee, 1982-1984
State Senator Richard Devlin
Strong Leadership that Puts People First
"Richard Devlin's leadership has made
a real difference for Oregon families."
US Senator Ron Wyden
As our State Senator, Richard Devlin has earned a statewide reputation of hard work, integrity and keeping a very sharp eye on the bottom line. As the Democratic Majority Leader of the Senate, he has made sure that the needs of Oregon's middle class families remain the top priority - especially during these tough economic times.
Just some of the ways that Richard Devlin has made a difference:
Creating Jobs and Helping Those Hardest Hit by the Recession
. Helped jumpstart thousands of private sector jobs by fast tracking state construction projects and repairing our transportation system. (HB 2001, SB 338, SB 5505, SB 5506)
. Extended benefits and reduced taxes for unemployed Oregonians. (HB 2203, HB 2649)
Protecting Our Schools
. Ensured a full school year and prevented drastic cuts during this recession. (SB 5540, SB 5554, SB 5565)
. Maintained funding for Oregon Head Start. (HB 5519)
Standing Up for Oregon's Families
. Extended health care coverage to over 80,000 Oregon children. (HB 2116)
. Maintained Oregon Project Independence, which helps seniors stay in their own homes instead of having to go into expensive nursing homes. (SB 5529)
As your State Senator, I have worked hard to be worthy of the trust you have placed in me. I am asking for your ongoing support to continue our focus on Oregon's future. Please contact me with you questions and ideas at SenatorDevlin@clear.net.
(This information furnished by Friends of Richard Devlin.)