Bill Kennemer has deep roots in Clackamas County. He has dedicated much of his life to serving the community in a variety of different roles. He earned his undergraduate degree from Warner Pacific College in Portland and holds a Ph.D. from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.
As a trained clinical psychologist, Senator Kennemer understands the importance of finding agreement and consensus amid conflict. He brings that temperament to the legislature to try to find common ground and bipartisan solutions for Oregonians’ most pressing issues.
He formerly served on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives. His community involvement stretches from environmental advocacy, Chambers of Commerce, the County Fair, to supporting the local libraries and the arts and heritage of our beautiful County.
Senator Kennemer lives with his wife, Cherie, in rural Oregon City. They share 4 married children, 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.