State Senator

Chuck Thomsen photo


Republican (REP)
Independent (IND)

Occupation: Orchardist, Thomsen Orchards, Inc.

Occupational Background: Orchardist, Thomsen Orchards, Inc.; Hood River County Commissioner, OSAA Basketball Official

Educational Background: BS (Economics & Political Science); Willamette University (1979), Hood River High School (1975)

Prior Governmental Experience: County Commissioner; Hood River County (1994-present), Hood River Planning Commission (1990-1994)

Community Service: Volunteer Firefighter; Pine Grove Fire Dept (1981-present), Little League coach, basketball coach, Past President; Hood River Rotary

Family: Wife of 29 years, Kristi; substitute teacher. Daughters; Meagan and Mallory


I've been a Hood River County Commissioner for nearly 16 years, and have always prioritized jobs and small businesses first. I am running for the Senate because I want my children and yours to have the same opportunities that I enjoyed growing up.

As your Senator I will ensure schools, public safety and other core functions are funded first. We have to balance the budget without raising taxes. I will encourage responsible growth and help foster a stable business climate where real family-wage jobs are created and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to succeed. Jobs in the private sector must be our number one priority. Our mindset must be to invite businesses with jobs rather than tax them to help us cultivate revenue.

I have been "cross-nominated", whereby both the Republican Party, as well as the Independent Party of Oregon have nominated me as their candidate of choice. I will seek tangible solutions while working with both sides of the aisle. I would be honored to be your candidate of choice.

I humbly ask for your vote.

U.S. Representative Greg Walden
Oregon Business Association
North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
Roger Beyer, AG-PAC Chairman
Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
Patti Smith, Former State Representative
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
Commissioner Ron Rivers
Mayor Rob Wheeler
Associated Oregon Industries
Oregon Nurseries' PAC
CommonSense for Oregon PAC
Oregonians for Food and Shelter
Oregon Family Farm Association PAC
Sheriff Joe Wampler

(This information furnished by Friends of Chuck Thomsen.)

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