Occupation: US Representative
Occupational Background: High School Teacher
Educational Background: Oregon State University, B.S.
Prior Governmental Experience: West Linn City Councilor, 1977-1980; State Representative, 1981-1987; Clackamas County Commissioner 1987-1996; US Representative 1997-Present
Family: Adult children, Erin and Chad
Supporting Our Troops
"Darlene Hooley was outraged that Oregon National Guard troops headed for Iraq were assigned outdated flak jackets and were training on equipment inconsistent with what they would use in combat. She fought for modern body and vehicle armor and proper training for our soldiers to ensure their safety," Karen Melton of Salem, Parent of Oregon Guardsman serving in Iraq.
Making Health Care Affordable
Darlene Hooley is fighting to allow Americans to purchase life-saving, FDA-approved drugs from Canada at a lower cost, and for tax incentives to make health care affordable for small businesses and employees.
Darlene Hooley wrote the landmark consumer protection law to protect consumers from identity theft and bad credit ratings while providing a free annual credit report.
Keeping Taxes Low
Darlene Hooley is working to eliminate the marriage penalty and expand the child tax credit. She is promoting tax relief measures to help family farms and small businesses stay in the family.
Fighting for Smaller Class Sizes
Knowing that children do better when classes are smaller, Darlene Hooley is fighting for more education funding to reduce class sizes.
"Darlene Hooley has fought to fully fund education and increase flexibility for local school districts." Tony Crawford of Canby, Teacher
Putting Oregon to Work
Darlene Hooley is concerned about American jobs being outsourced overseas, which hurts Oregon employees and businesses. She's committed to providing tax incentives for businesses that keep jobs here, and tax credits for businesses that hire new workers.
Because family farms are an important part of our economy, Hooley passed the law to help Oregon farmers by requiring country-of-origin labeling of produce and meat.
Darlene Hooley: Experience we know, leadership we trust.
(This information furnished by Hooley for Congress.)