State Representative
arnie roblan photo


Occupation: Retired

Occupational Background: Teacher, Dean of Students, Principal: Marshfield H.S.

Educational Background: Master of Education, University of Oregon, BA, University of Washington

Prior Governmental Experience: Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board

Community Involvement: Former board member: OCEAN, SWOYA, YMCA Youth in Government; Past President, Kiwanis Club; Founding Board Member, Friends of New and Sustainable Industry

"As Coos Bay residents for the last 32 years and proud parents of three, my wife, Arlene, and I are worried that too many of our young people are unable to make a living here. I will dedicate myself to improving the South Coast economy so young families can plant roots." Arnie Roblan

Arnie Roblan will work tirelessly to:

Create good jobs and strong businesses

"Arnie has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to economic development through his work with FONSI, SCDC and the formation of the airport district. He understands that decent-wage jobs are critical to the vitality of this community and will make this a priority in Salem." Ron Opitz, South Coast Development Council

Improve our education system

"As principal of Marshfield and a lifelong educator, Arnie Roblan knows what it takes to stabilize school funding so we can give our children a top quality education and the tools they need to succeed." Kate Sharples, Teacher

Provide affordable healthcare options

"Working families and businesses are struggling to afford healthcare premiums. Arnie Roblan will hold insurance companies accountable, demand public hearings before they can increase rates, and ensure safe hospital environments." Julie Shuff, RN

Increase Community Safety

"Arnie Roblan recognizes that the growing use of methamphetamine hurts too many families and threatens our communities. He'll work to give police the tools they need to fight this serious problem." Mike Lehman, Methamphetamine Task Force

Local Experience and Dedication to the South Coast

Endorsed by:
Oregon Education Association, Service Employees International Union, National Federation of Independent Business and the
Oregon Nurses Association

For a complete list of endorsements, visit

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Arnie Roblan.)