State Representative
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Occupation: State Representative

Occupational Background: Child Development Specialist, Portland Public Schools; Consultant to Schools, Multnomah County Mental Health; Group Home Specialist for Adolescents, Children's Services Division; Instructor, Portland Community College.

Educational Background: Bachelors of Psychology and Masters in Social Work, Portland State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2001-Present; Mayor of Milwaukie, 1998-2001; Milwaukie City Council, 1997-98; Milwaukie Planning Commission, 1990-1997.

Personal: Married with 17 children, stepchildren and foster children, collectively. Carolyn also has five grandchildren.

"As my representative, I trust Carolyn to fight for adequately funded public education, affordable health care, and family wage jobs for all Oregonians." - Governor Barbara Roberts

"Carolyn is one of our greatest advocates for fair and adequate funding of public education." - Oregon Education Association

"Carolyn has distinguished herself as an environmental champion." - Oregon League of Conservation Voters

"As a member of my Mental Health Task Force, Carolyn's compassion, knowledge, experience, and understanding of the issues are invaluable." - Governor Ted Kulongoski

Also endorsing Carolyn:
AFSCME Council 75
Sheriffs of Oregon
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
Oregon State Police Officers' Association
Basic Rights Oregon
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Portland Association of Teachers-Teachers Voice in Politics

2003 Legislative Champion Award
"For your strong leadership and steadfast support of programs and funding for Oregon's Seniors and Persons with Disabilities." - Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities, 1/20/04

Carolyn will continue to work for you in seeking:
Fair and adequate funding of our public schools
Affordable prescription and health care services
Jobs, jobs, jobs
Environmental policies that respect our natural resources
Safe communities for our kids, families and businesses
Continued protection of a woman's right to choose
Restored public trust in government

"Solid and approachable." Willamette Week, 7/9/03

(This information furnished by Carolyn Tomei for State Representative.)