Occupation: Senior Counsel for Public Affairs, Gard and Gerber, Inc.; State Senator.
Occupational Background: News reporter; environmental issues manager; policy and communications adviser.
Educational Background: Masters in journalism, University of Oregon; B.A., University of Puget Sound.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator, 1997-present; Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, 1987-93.
Community Involvement: Citizen Trustee, Portland Fire and Police Disability and Pension Fund. Past service on Oregon Board for The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Board of NARAL, Emanuel Hospital's Council of Associates, Program Committee of the City Club of Portland.
Ginny Burdick grew up in Portland, attending Chapman and Bridlemile grade schools and graduating from Wilson High School. She lives in southwest Portland with her daughter, Alex.
Ginny Burdick is a strong voice in the State Senate for education, the environment and sensible gun laws.
In 2003, Ginny Burdick co-sponsored legislation to help improve the state's financial stability and increase school funding by modifying the 2% kicker provision.
In 2000, Ginny led the successful statewide initiative drive to require criminal background checks at gun shows. Her initiative was supported by law enforcement officials, physicians, responsible gun owners and 62 percent of Oregon voters. Ginny continues to support legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and children.
Ginny Burdick sponsored pedestrian safety legislation requiring motorists to stop and remain stopped while a pedestrian is in a crosswalk. The measure was signed into law on Oregon's Traffic Safety Day, June 17, 2003.
Re-elect Ginny Burdick:
A Recognized Leader.
- Legislator of the Year, Oregon Library Association, 2003-04.
- Legislative Leadership Award, Humane Society USA/Oregon, 2003 and 2001.
- Leadership awards. Ceasefire Oregon, 2002, and Handgun Control, Inc., 2001.
- Friend of Nursing Award, Oregon Nurses Association, 1999.
(This information furnished by Ginny Burdick for State Senate.)