Representative in Congress

Kurt Schrader photo


Occupation: U.S. Congressman

Occupational Background: Veterinarian; Small Businessman; Farmer

Educational Background: Cornell University, B.A.; University of Illinois, B.S.; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Ways and Means; Canby Planning Commission.

Married to Martha 34 years, five children, Clare, Maren, Steven, Ryan, Travis

Putting Our Families and Communities First

As our Congressman, Kurt Schrader has kept his focus where it should be: on the needs and priorities of our local communities and families during these tough times.

Delivering for Us

. Kurt brought home flexible recovery dollars to help save the jobs of thousands of teachers and ensure our students get the education they deserve.

. Kurt secured approval to build a new armory for the Oregon National Guard, creating badly needed construction jobs and helping Oregon's brave warriors.

. Kurt supported critical improvements to the Mill Creek Employment Center in Salem which is expected to bring thousands of new jobs to the region.

. Kurt is leading the fight to make sure Newport remains the new base of the NOAA Pacific fleet and brings hundreds of jobs and economic opportunities to the Central Coast.

. Kurt is working to increase renewable energy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, including biomass energy, which will deliver jobs and economic opportunities for rural Oregon.

Serving People, Close to Home

. Kurt keeps in touch, holding community meetings in every part of the district. He organized homeowner workshops to help families avoid foreclosure, and formed a small business advisory committee to help him on his small business committee.

. He cut through red tape for constituents, helping Oregon families win back over $1 million in stalled Social Security payments, denied VA benefits, and delayed IRS refunds.

"Thank you for the opportunity to be a voice for Oregon values and priorities. I would appreciate your vote -- there is much more work to do."


(This information furnished by Kurt Schrader for Congress.)

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