State Representative
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Occupation: Retired registered nurse/administrator

Occupational Background: Manager, Employee Health Programs; Medical Director, occupational health and safety; Manager, Health in Business Program; Staff nurse, Loyola Medical Center; Social Studies teacher; Volunteers in Service to America

Educational Background: Duke University, AB, Political Science; Hunter College, MA; Triton Community College, AD, Nursing

Prior Governmental Experience: Jackson County Library Advisory Committee; Environmental Committee, Michigan

Community Involvement

Spearheaded 5 county-wide town hall educational meetings for residents to speak out about the Jackson County funding crisis, 2007; League of Women Voters of Rogue Valley; Executive Board, Jackson County Democratic Party; Medford City Club


Married 35 years, two adult children


Healthcare for every Oregonian
"As a former practicing nurse and as employee health manager for a large health plan, Lynn understands the need for systemic change in both how we deliver and how we finance health care." Dr. Alan C. Bates, Oregon State Senator, District 3

Education for the 21st century
"Lynn will be dedicated to making higher education affordable as in investment in our students, our communities and our economy. As a former teacher, she knows that students must have options in high school and beyond that lead to good jobs." Mike Moran, Retired Police Lieutenant, Former School Board Chair

Safe communities
"Lynn understands the needs of Medford and hears citizens' concerns about safety in their neighborhoods – she will be a strong ally in the House of Representatives, fighting drugs and crime and supporting effective drug treatment." John Kroger, Candidate for Attorney General

Fighting for seniors
"As a nurse, Lynn doesn't just talk about senior health issues. She will continue protecting and fighting for them once elected." Senator Ron Wyden

A voice for Medford
"Lynn's record of outstanding achievement proves that she is dedicated, energetic and has integrity. She will best represent Medford in the Oregon Legislature." Lou Hannum, former Medford mayor

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Lynn Howe.)