Occupation: Retired Teacher, State Representative
Occupational Background: Glencoe High School Teacher, Speech and Debate Instructor
Educational Background: B.S., Oregon College of Education
Prior Governmental Experience: Metro Councilor, 1991-2006, State Representative 2015-present
Representative Susan McLain
A leader in Western Washington County
State Representative Susan McLain spent 42 years teaching students and raising her children in our community. As someone who lives in Forest Grove, goes to church in Cornelius, and taught in Hillsboro, she knows Western Washington County well.
Investing in strong schools
Susan knows first-hand that education is the key to creating opportunities for all Oregonians. As Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education, she helped pass the largest State School Fund budget in Oregon’s history and continues to work hard to increase educational opportunities for all Oregonians.
Fighting for small businesses
Susan has fought for small business loans, to guarantee workers paid sick leave, raise our minimum wage, and strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws. Susan knows that all workers deserve the same wage and treatment, regardless of their race, gender, or age.
Susan is a committed voice for our community in Salem and known for bringing people together and finding common ground. She truly listens to her community and accessibility and responsiveness are standards we have come to expect from Susan.
“It’s an honor to represent our district in Salem. I’m a fifth-generation Oregonian and I care deeply about our state. Every day, our communities, my children, and my grandchildren inspire me to serve, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity. I would be honored to receive your vote.”
– Susan McLain
Partial Endorsement List:
Oregon Education Association
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Oregon School Employees Association
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
Mayor Peter Truax
Commissioner Pam Treece
Senator Janeen Sollman
Metro Councilor Juan Carlos Gonzalez
(This information furnished by Friends of Susan McLain.)