State Senator
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Kevin C
Nortness

Democrat

Occupation: Owner, Nortness Consulting, Willamina, Oregon

Occupational Background: Litigation Consultant, serving attorneys representing workers and consumers; Partner, Common Sense Legal Services; City Of Beaverton Municipal Court Clerk; United States District Court law librarian; Oregon Historical Society researcher/writer

Educational Background:Washington State Bar Association four-year law school, 2003; Portland State University, B.S., political science, 1979

Prior Governmental Experience: Current Willamina City Councilor, Finance Committee Chairman; Former City Planning Commissioner

Organizations: League of Oregon Cities; Kiwanis; National Employment Lawyers Association

Family: Seven children, Kevin, Jr., Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, John, Bobby, Teddy, and Caroline

We demand stronger public schools, and safer neighborhoods.

"I am pleased to inform you that the Oregon School Employees Association, representing over 20,000 educational employees working in Oregon school districts, has endorsed your candidacy for legislative office." Delight Fisher, OSEA Government Relations Secretary

We deserve real representation and leadership in Salem.

The politics of fear and division must end. I mean, seriously, if we don't vote for you, we're not patriots? Good luck with that bumper sticker, Brian.

Politicians should be held accountable for their promises. Since when does mediocre performance in the House merit election to the Senate?

Our legislators have a responsibility to the people of Oregon to lower the cost of doing business here, to ensure that we have a highly educated, trained and fully employed work force, to ease the burden of unnecessary government bureaucracy on property owners, to make Oregon a national leader in energy independence, and to not only share our outrage over health care costs, but to act. Now.

As a City Councilor in Willamina, I've worked hard to promote common sense, positive change.

I'd appreciate an opportunity to work hard for Oregon. Thanks for considering my candidacy.

(This information furnished by Nortness For Senate.)