Occupational Background: Trial Attorney, 36 years in State and Federal Courts - civil and criminal law, worker's compensation, personal injury, wills and probate. Former Deputy District Attorney, Yamhill County.
Educational Background: University of Oregon Law School (JD); Portland State University (BA)
Prior Governmental Experience: McMinnville City Council (President 1992), McMinnville Planning Commission (Chairman 1981-84), Yamhill County Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Volunteer Service: McMinnville Rotary Club (President 1995-1996), Yamhill Community Action Partnership Board (2006 to present), Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (2007 to present). Treasurer: Juvenile Crime Committee and Jail Expansion Committee.
Military Service: U.S. Army, 3 years.
Personal: Wife Carole- Public Health Nurse; raised three children in McMinnville School system.
ISSUES WE ALL CARE ABOUT:
Al will address the problems facing Oregon's shrinking economy by recruiting new industry and creating more jobs.
Al is committed to fund Oregon's Health Plan.
Over 150,000 Oregonian children still lack health insurance!
Al is dedicated to fixing Oregon's crumbling infrastructure.
Many roads and bridges are unsafe. Water shortages endanger our homes and farms. Outdated waste-water systems are poisoning our rivers. This must change!
Stronger schools, stronger community, stronger State!
Al wants our children to be successful. He believes in Public Education and in giving educators the support they need.
FEDERAL: David Wu, Member of Congress, 1st District
"Al Hansen's experience shows he has the ability to get things done. As your next State Representative, Al will bring positive change to Oregon."
US Senator Ron Wyden -2008
STATE: Marilyn Dell-Worrix (former State Representative); Brad Avakian, Labor Commissioner.
COUNTY: Mary Stern, Yamhill County Commissioner; Ted Lopuszynski, former County Commissioner.
CITY: Patti Webb.
"Al is honest, dedicated, has common sense and is patient. He has given over 30 years of service to Yamhill County!"
Edward J. Gormley -2004
OTHER SUPPORTERS: Rosemary Davis- Health Care Administrator; Scott Gibson MD; Senior Advocates: Barbara Nelson and Bruce Huffman; United Transportation Union.
Let's serve Oregon Together!
(This information furnished by Bernt (Al) Hansen.)