State Senator
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Occupation: Small Business Owner; Oregon Legislator

Occupational Background: Small Business, Speech Therapy, Marketing.

Educational Background: Louisiana State University; Northwestern State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Legislator; Mayor of Coos Bay; President, League of Oregon Cities; Coos Bay City Council; Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board; Coos County Children and Family Commission.

Personal: Born in Amite, Louisiana; married 53 years to Lawton Verger; four children and four grandchildren. Coos Bay resident for 35 years.

Community Involvement: Active member First United Methodist Church; past Board member; Oregon Easter Seal Society; United Way; Southwest Oregon Community College Foundation.

Joanne Verger
Dedicated Leadership for the Oregon Coast

Small businessperson, community leader, Mayor of Coos Bay and legislator, Joanne Verger is a champion for the schools, jobs, families and communities of the Oregon Coast.

Helping Children Prepare for the Future

Joanne believes schools must prepare ALL children with 21st Century skills:

Accountability for our Tax Dollars

One of the legislature's most fiscally responsible members:

Expanding access to affordable health care

Joanne has fought for:

Safer communities

Joanne is working to:

And nobody fights harder to create good jobs
for the Oregon Coast!

"It's not hard to find fans of Rep. Joanne Verger…Her support crosses party lines."
The World 10/23/02

Joanne Verger
Our Voice in the Senate

(This information furnished by Joanne Verger for State Senate.)