State Senator

  • Dave Dotterrer photo


Occupation: Proposal Manager; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Occupational Background: United States Marine Corps (1973-2001, retired as Colonel)

Educational Background: B.S, Business Administration (Accounting): Oregon State University (1973), Masters of Military Arts & Sciences (Military History): U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1987, Master of Arts, National Security & Strategic Studies: Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island (1993).

Prior Governmental Experience: Retired Colonel; USMC, Planning Commission; City of Ashland, Chair; Jackson County Veterans Advisory Council


"Our legislature needs a man like Dave. He understands the complexity of the issues facing our State, and has a lifetime of experience navigating through budgets and leadership during difficult times. His experience in the both the private and public sectors make him ideally suited to serve in the State Senate."

Senate Republican Leader, Ted Ferrioli


I am running because I believe it is time to hold our elected officials accountable for the unsustainable path they have placed Oregon on. I believe we need to look at the cost of those policies, however well-intentioned, that have placed Oregon on a collision course.

We need to return to the core values which lead to good governance, and to a government which helps people be successful themselves, without dictating to them. We need a legislature that honors, and has confidence in, the ability of people to know what is best for them-to pursue their own prosperity and happiness.

We need new direction and new leadership with the boldness and courage to make thoughtful decision about our State, recognizing that the way to prosperity is not through the actions of government, but through the strength of the private citizens.

I am committed to providing the leadership necessary to put our State on the right path. It's with great humility that I ask for your vote."

(This information furnished by Citizens for Dave Dotterrer.)

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