State Senator

Richard Devlin photo

Democrat (DEM)
Independent (IND)

  • 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

    State Senator Richard Devlin
    Leadership that Puts People First

    Jobs for Oregon

    "Richard Devlin is focused on job creation through investing in technology, infrastructure and assisting businesses. He is our choice to improve Oregon's economy."

    Oregon Business Association

    A Champion for Schools
    Education was Richard's path from poverty; he knows it's the foundation of economic recovery. That's why he is the legislature's champion for schools, cutting other spending to prevent devastating education cuts, protecting funding for Head Start and working to make community colleges and universities more accessible.

    "Richard Devlin is a passionate advocate for schools and middle class families. His down-to-earth, hardworking leadership is making a difference in people's lives and Oregon's future."

    U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

    Keeping Children Safe
    Devlin stiffened sentences on child predators and made sure a special prison for sex offenders stayed open. Now he's working to increase sentences for repeat sex offenders.

    "Richard Devlin has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to protecting children and holding criminals accountable. He's keeping our communities safe."

    Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

    Protecting Seniors and Families
    Devlin lowered the price of prescription drugs and protected Oregon Project Independence, allowing seniors to stay in their homes and out of expensive nursing homes. He extended health care to 80,000 children. And he protected consumers against abuses by big banks, payday lenders, credit card companies and unscrupulous practices by the insurance industry.

    Dear Neighbor,
    I have worked hard to be worthy of the trust you have placed in me. I would be honored by your vote. Please contact me with your questions and ideas at Richard@devlinfororegon.com.

    Richard Devlin

    (This information furnished by Richard Devlin.)

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