Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: County Commissioner; Medical Assistant; Emergency Medical Technician; Newspaper Editor
Educational Background: BA Organizational Communications, Marylhurst CollegePrior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2007-present; Lincoln County Commissioner, 1992-2004; Elgin City Councilor & Mayor, 1982-1987
Proven, Independent Leadership for the Central Coast
CREATING JOBS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Jean Cowan has secured state funding to help relocate the NOAA Marine Operations Center – Pacific to Newport and matching funds to support Oregon State University in their quest to build a new Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. She supported capital improvements for Oregon Coast Community College; and for highway projects, including the last leg of the Highway 20 upgrade, creating hundreds of construction jobs.
KEEPING OUR SENIORS HEALTHY AND INDEPENDENT
Jean Cowan is leading the effort in Oregon to improve our state’s long-term care system for our growing senior population. She authored legislation that will expand access to community-based care options and is helping the state create a blueprint for more effective services for all seniors and people with disabilities.
PROTECTING VETERANS, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Jean Cowan leads efforts connecting our deserving veterans with the services to which they are entitled. Jean continues to work for adequate funding for public education. Jean supported efforts to increase the number of State Troopers on our highways and provide 24/7 coverage in our rural communities.
LOOKING OUT FOR OUR INTERESTS ON THE COAST
Jean Cowan will Chair the Coastal Caucus next session, continuing her work ensuring that our coastal communities have a strong voice on critical local issues. She supported legislation that continues a moratorium on offshore oil drilling, expands seafloor mapping, and coordinates the competing interests for our territorial waters.
It has been my honor to serve you in Salem and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to represent the citizens of House District 10.
(This information furnished by Cowan for State Rep.)