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Peter
Courtney

Democrat

Occupation: Oregon State Senate President; Assistant to the President, Western Oregon University.

Occupational Background: Attorney, Private Practice; Hearings Officer, Employment Relations Board; Legal Aid Attorney; Law Clerk, Oregon Court of Appeals.

Educational Background: Bachelors and Masters in Public Administration, University of Rhode Island; Law Degree, Boston University.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Salem City Council; Salem Mass Transit Board.

Community Involvement: Board Member, YMCA; Member, Oregon State Bar; former member, Salem United Soccer, Mid-Valley Children's Guild, Red Cross, United Way, former Boys and Girls Club and CYO Coach.

Personal: Married to Margie Brenden Courtney. They have three sons: Peter, Sean, and Adam, and a dog, Yoda.

Peter Courtney

Nobody Works Harder or Delivers More for Oregonians!

Peter led the successful fight to:

  • Require sex offenders to register and require that neighbors be notified when they move into our communities.
  • Protect children by requiring background checks for sex offenses for those applying for jobs supervising children.
  • Create Amber Alert system to help find abducted and missing children quickly.
  • Secure life flight services for critically ill or injured children.
  • Create a discount prescription drug program to help seniors with skyrocketing drug costs.
  • Crackdown on elder abuse, increase penalties for offenders and prevent abusers from inheriting property from their victims.
  • Guarantee health insurance coverage for mental health treatment, prostate exams and clinical breast exams.
  • Protect health care and other benefits of our national guard serving abroad.
  • Improve earthquake preparedness and complete longoverdue seismic retrofitting of schools and hospitals.

Peter will continue to fight for:

  • Stable and adequate funding for our schools.
  • Affordable health care for everyone.
  • Reduced cost of prescription drugs.
  • Safer communities for our families.
  • A commitment to emergency preparedness to ensure Oregon is ready to respond to acts of terrorism and natural disasters.

RE-ELECT SENATOR PETER COURTNEY
Nobody Works Harder, Nobody Delivers More for Your Oregon!

(This information furnished by Peter Courtney for State Senate.)

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