OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Paralegal and technical writer; Certified vocational teacher; Newspaper editor; School library assistant; State Coordinator, Oregon Lands Coalition.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Molalla High School; Associate of Science, Mt. Hood Community College; Court Reporter, College of Legal Arts; Business Communications and Manage-ment, Cum Laude, Concordia College.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Representative, District 18, 2000-present; Assistant Majority Leader; member, PERS Task Force; member, Jobs and Economy, Special Education and School Funding Committees.
PERSONAL: Married 25 years, 1 daughter; Member St. James Catholic Church, Molalla; Clarkes Grange and Oregon Historical Society.
Tootie Smith Opposes Higher Taxes
Tootie Smith Protecting Our Children's Future
Tootie Smith Committed to Creating Jobs
"Tootie Smith has voted with small business owners in the state 100 percent of the time. Such a record reflects a solid understanding of the problems facing family businesses and their employees."
J.L. Wilson, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business
"Salem needs more no-nonsense leaders like Tootie, she displays the innovative problem solving skills and the ability to work with others to make things happen in the State Legislature."
Karen Minnis, House Majority Leader
"Tootie has demonstrated top leadership on behalf of Oregon's vital agriculture and natural resources industries. She is a true friend of the family farmer."
Carol A. Russell, AG-PAC
(This information furnished by Tootie Smith.)
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