Lee Beyer

Lee Beyer has been married to his wife Terry for 45 years.  They raised all three of their children in Springfield and continue to live there today.

After military service, Lee attended Lane Community College and the University of Oregon, financing his education with the GI Bill and working the swing shift at a local mill.   He graduated from the University with a degree in management and started his first professional job in Corvallis managing vocational training programs.  During that period, Lee assisted the Linn, Benton and Lincoln County Commissions in establishing the forerunner of today’s non-profit Community Services Consortium, Inc.

In the mid-1970s, Lee accepted a position as a management analyst with the Oregon Executive Department.   In 1978, Lee began managing one of the largest employment and vocational training programs in Oregon.   In 1983, Lee joined the Eugene Business Assistance Team, formed in the midst of the 1980s recession to help promote economic recovery.  Lee worked as a small business advocate and development consultant through 1997 when he was hired as the Executive Director for the Metro Partnership, Inc.

Lee’s community service began in 1978 when he was appointed to the Springfield City Planning Commission.  That appointment led to his first elective office as a Springfield City Councilor in 1986, where he remained until 1993.  In 1991 he entered the Oregon Legislature as a state representative.  In 1998 Lee was elected to the State Senate.

In 2001, Governor Kitzhaber asked Lee to join the Oregon Public Utility Commission, a consumer protection regulatory agency that oversees all private electric, telecommunications, natural gas and water utilities.  During his almost nine years on the Commission, Lee developed a reputation as a tough but fair regulator.  In that time period, the Commission protected ratepayers from over $600 million in requested rate increases.   At the same time, at Commission direction, Oregon became a national leader in pursuing energy efficiency and shifting to renewable energy resources.

Lee returned to the legislature in 2011. Throughout that time he has chaired the Senate Business and Transportation committee.

Civic Involvement

Lee has served on numerous local, state, regional and national boards, commissions and task forces including:
Governor’s Appointee To:

  • Oregon Global Warming Commission
  • Oregon Energy Planning Commission
  • Juvenile Task Force Subcommittee On Teen Runaways
  • Oregon Progress Board Benchmark Evaluation Task Force
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Commission
  • Willamalane Park & Rec. District Board of Directors
  • McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Board of Directors (Chair 2000 – 01)
  • Springfield Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Lane Community College, Professional/Technical Advisory Council
  • Lane Economic Committee
  • Local Government/Metropolitan Policy Committee (Chair ‘86-‘88 & ‘92)
  • Springfield City Planning Commission & Budget Committee
  • Benton-Lane-Lincoln-Linn Regional Strategy Board of Directors
  • Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Richard E. Wildish Community Theater Board of Directors
  • Springfield & Twin Rivers Rotary Clubs
  • Lane  “Blue Ribbon” Future’s Task Force for County Government
  • Springfield Soccer Club, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee
  • Springfield Historic Railroad Depot Foundation Board of Directors
  • Eugene/Springfield Visitor & Convention Bureau, Inc. Board of Directors

Lew Frederick

Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick first took office on October 30, 2009 during a swearing-in ceremony as an appointed representative from House District 43. In 2016, he was elected to Senate District 22, representing most of north and northeast Portland. Professionally, he is a Strategic Communications Consultant, focusing on Strategic Planning, Community Relations, Science/Technical issues and Media Crisis Communications. Senator Frederick is a former board member of the Oregon State Board of Education, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Born in Pullman, WA, he has only Alaska to visit to reach all 50 states. He grew up in the South, Midwest and New England and went to college in Indiana (Earlham College). He’s a PhD candidate at Portland State University and has studied at MIT, Morehouse, and the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratories.

Senator Frederick’s experiences as a youth in the 1960s with his parents during the Civil Rights Movement anchor his commitment to service and making people’s lives better. His legislative focus is on justice in public safety, education, and economic security, “quality of life” issues for Senate District 22 and beyond. With an academic background in biology, theater, and political science, his professional life has included seventeen years as a television reporter at KGW-Channel 8 in Portland, thirteen years as the Director of Public Information for the Portland Public Schools, teacher, actor and ranch-hand.

Lynn Findley

Lynn Findley has deep roots in Eastern Oregon. He grew up on a small farm in Malheur County, where his family has lived for three generations. Lynn has been married to his wife, Shelley, for 44 years. They have two daughters and one grandson. Lynn visits his grandson in Idaho each weekend during the fall to cheer him on during youth football games. Lynn enjoys participating in the many outdoor activities that House District 60 has to offer, such as hunting and fishing.

Lynn has the work ethic and values rural communities need as they fight to retain jobs and attract new economic development opportunities. He worked for Fire and Aviation Management within the Bureau of Land Management for 32 years, this experience gave him extensive program management and budgeting experience developing local, regional and national budgets with BLM.

More recently, Lynn served as the City Manager of Vale, OR for 5 years. During that time, he was able to secure funding for an $8.5 million water system upgrade to the municipal system, which brought the city water into compliance with safe drinking water standards.

Additionally, he served on the Malheur County Planning Commission, Lakeview City Planning Commission, Malheur County Rural Lands Committee, Southeast Area Commission on Transportation, and the Malheur County Economic Development Board.

During his time in the Oregon Legislature, Lynn hopes to maintain and enhance current efforts in the protection of the Agriculture and Natural Resource Industry, increase collaboration with state and local government agencies to remove and prevent un-necessary regulatory restrictions related to economic development, and develop active cooperative efforts with public land management agencies to ensure local collaboration for long term stability and multiple use of public lands.

Lynn is humbled to have been chosen to represent Senate District 30 and hopes to make a positive impact not only for the residents of his district, but for Oregonians in every corner of the state.

Peter Courtney

The most veteran member of the Oregon Legislature, Senator Peter Courtney is serving a record 10th term as Senate President.

Courtney was first elected Senate President in 2003, when the Senate was evenly divided with 15 Democrats and 15 Republicans. He was re-elected as the chamber’s presiding officer in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021.

Courtney is the longest-serving legislator in Oregon’s history. He is currently serving his 37th year in the Oregon State Legislature. Courtney was first elected to the Oregon Senate in 1999, representing portions of Salem, Gervais, and Woodburn. He previously served seven terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, including four terms as House Democratic Leader.

The sponsor of 12 seismic safety measures that have become law, Courtney has been an outspoken leader in the state’s efforts to prepare for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Most notably, he led the creation of the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program which provides funds to make schools and emergency services facilities safer in the event of an earthquake.

In 2015 he was successful in winning approval of a record $175 million investment in seismic grant funds for schools and $25 million for emergency facilities.

Courtney, long known as a champion for mental health services, led the charge to increase funding for community mental health treatment. He was successful during a special session in October 2013 in winning passage of an increase in the cigarette tax which is dedicated to funding for mental health treatment.

The Senate President’s efforts to improve mental health care in Oregon began in 2004 when he was among a group that discovered the unclaimed cremated remains of more than 3,500 Oregonians who had died while patients at the Oregon State Hospital. The story of the “Room of Forgotten Souls” sparked​ the effort to replace the state mental hospital facility built in 1883. The first patients were moved into portions of the new 620-bed Oregon State Hospital in January 2011 and the facility was completed and fully occupied later that year.

During his tenure as the Senate’s presiding officer, President Courtney was the driving force behind the push for annual legislative sessions in Oregon. The effort culminated in November 2010 when voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 71 mandating the Legislature meet for a limited time every year.

Courtney began his career in public service in 1974 as a member of the Salem City Council, where he served until 1980. An active member of his community, Courtney has served on the boards of Salem Area Mass Transit, Salem YMCA, Salem United Way, and has coached basketball for the Salem Boys & Girls Club.

Born June 18, 1943, in Philadelphia, Courtney was raised in Virginia, West Virginia, and Rhode Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He received a law degree from Boston University and is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Courtney and his wife, Margie, have been married since 1976. They live in Salem and have three adult sons, Peter, Sean, and Adam, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.​

Raquel Moore-Green

Occupation: State Representative, 2019-present

Occupational Background: Small Business Owner; YWCA of Salem; United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley; Cafe Today; Boeing; Hitachi America

Educational Background: Community College

Prior Governmental Experience: House Committees: Behavioral Health, Health Care, Energy & Natural Resources, COVID-19 Response, Conduct; City of Salem Budget Committee

Community Involvement: Salem Police Foundation; Willamette Heritage Center; SEDCOR; Salem City Club

Personal: Raquel has lived in South Salem for 27 years, with her husband Jim, where they raised two of their three children. They are pleased to have three of their 13 grandchildren nearby.

Raquel’s Priorities

  • Ensuring strong public safety and standing up for crime victims-

Those that commit unlawful acts must be held accountable. Our communities should be places where people and businesses feel safe.

  • Improving education for Oregon children and promoting parental involvement-

Academic standards must be restored and parents need to know children are receiving the best education possible.

  • Supporting our small businesses and providing relief for Oregonians-

State revenue is at record highs as is spending. Additional taxation has to stop.

  • Holding government accountable and creating transparency-

Agencies should be held accountable for their deliverables to Oregonians, creating the transparency the public deserves.

  • Access to affordable patient center health care-

Stabilizing our health care workforce and controlling the expansion of state regulations are essential.

  • Protecting our natural resources economy-

Responsible use of our natural resources will sustain growth in jobs, recreation, and future enjoyment for our communities.

  • Addressing addictions, championing early intervention services, and supporting mental and behavioral health-

Effective public health includes prevention and education; they are fundamental to healthy communities.

“Oregon’s politics are out of balance. I’ll continue to ensure your voice is heard and government is held accountable. As a passionate, thoughtful, and experienced leader, my door is always open for your ideas and concerns. It’s an honor to serve and I would be privileged to receive your vote for Senate District 10.”

-Raquel Moore-Green

www.rmgsd10.com @rmgsd10

(This information furnished by Friends of Raquel Moore-Green, PAC 20041.)

Rob Wagner

Occupation: State Senator

Occupational Background: Portland Community College, Associate Vice President; American Federation of Teachers-Oregon, Legislative Affairs Director

Educational Background: George Washington University, MA; Portland State University, BA; Lake Oswego High School

Prior Governmental Experience: Lake Oswego School Board

COVID RECOVERY AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENTS:

“As a Washington County Commissioner and former Executive Director of the Westside Economic Alliance, I know Senator Wagner has worked hard with our local businesses to make investments in career training in health care and manufacturing.”

-Pam Treece, Washington County Commissioner

LEADING ON EDUCATION:

“As a father of four teenagers, Senator Wagner understands the importance of quality education and supporting all of our children. In the Senate he has supported funding for educators and prioritized public health to get our schools back open five days a week.”

-Jules Walters, Mayor, City of West Linn

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE AND WELCOMING:

“Rob has worked to pass gun safety legislation that requires safe storage of firearms and bans guns from the Capitol building. And he’s made sure that we’re helping immigrants fleeing violence and abuse to build a new life here in Oregon.”

-Dr. Massene Mboup, Educator and Lake Oswego City Councilor

HOUSING AND MENTAL HEALTH:

“Representing our shared communities of southwest Portland, Senator Wagner has been an incredible ally – working to invest hundreds of millions to address the root causes of homelessness. He is a true advocate for getting people off the streets, connected to drug treatment and mental health services, and into supportive housing.”

-Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commissioner

WE STAND WITH ROB:

United States Senator Jeff Merkley
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
SEIU Oregon
Oregon AFL-CIO
Oregon Nurses Association
American Federation of Teachers – Oregon
Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon School Employees Association
Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

(This information furnished by Friends of Rob Wagner.)

 

Sara Gelser Blouin

Occupation: State Senator

Occupational Background: Children with Disabilities and Family Support Coordinator, Oregon DHS; Instructor, LBCC

Educational Background: MAIS, Oregon State University; BA, Earlham College

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, Corvallis School Board

Sara Shows Up for Oregon’s Families

  • Worked to increase the minimum wage, extend overtime pay to farmworkers, improve workplace protections against sexual harassment and create Oregon’s paid family leave program
  • ¿Fighting to make sure schools are open five days a week for every Oregon student
  • Voted to protect and expand access to reproductive health care and gender affirming care for ALL Oregonians

Sara Shows Up for Safer Communities and a Sustainable Future

  • Spearheaded legislation to clear the backlog of untested rape kits in OregonSecured $28 million to improve the Highway 20 Corridor between Albany and Corvallis
  • Voted to transition Oregon to 100% clean energy by 2040

Sara Shows Up to Strengthen Our Social Safety Net

  • Led passage of legislation improving safety and oversight of memory care and assisted living facilities
  • Championed legislation to stop sending kids in foster care to dangerous out of state facilities
  • Working to make quality mental health, addiction services and peer supports available in the community before individuals experience crisis
  • Voted to expand affordable housing, protect tenants and create transitional housing to address the urgent needs of the unhoused

Sara Shows Up in Times of Crisis

  • Passed emergency legislation to ensure elderly and disabled Oregonians weren’t denied support from trusted caregivers at the hospital during the pandemic
  • Successfully overturned discriminatory crisis care rationing policies and passed groundbreaking legislation to protect Oregonians from discrimination in health care settings.
  • Helped resolve hundreds of unemployment claims
  • Facilitated local access to tens of thousands of dollars in tenant and landlord assistance during the pandemic

ENDORSEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • SEIU Oregon
  • Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
  • Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters
  • Oregon School Employees Association
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Oregon State Firefighters Council
  • Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

More information at www.saragelser.com

(This information furnished by Sara Gelser Blouin for State Senate.)

Suzanne Weber

Occupation: State Representative, House District 32

Occupational Background: Teacher, Tillamook School District; Small Business Owner

Educational Background: Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, Bemidji State College

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, Mayor of Tillamook, Tillamook City Council

Suzanne Weber Brought Common Sense to Salem!

“Suzanne has served our community for most of her life as a teacher, church volunteer, city councilor, mayor, small business owner, and now as our representative in the Oregon House. She’s delivered on what she promised—now we need her servant attitude in the State Senate!”

Carol Marie Leuthold, Tillamook Dairy Farmer

Suzanne Weber Helped Solve Our Local Problems

“Rep. Weber is working to solve the issues that Rural Northwest Oregon is most concerned about. Nobody has fought harder to fix Highway 6 than Suzanne. We need her to continue the fight in the State Senate!”

Jesse Borough, Trucker & Community Volunteer

People in Rural Northwest Oregon are Being Heard

“Suzanne Weber’s experience and dedication to public service makes her the ideal candidate to replace Betsy Johnson. She’ll continue fighting to ensure our tax dollars come back to serve our communities where they belong.”

Casey Garrett, Columbia County Commissioner

Suzanne Gave Working Families a Chance

As a Republican serving in a Legislature dominated by Democrats, Rep. Weber was still able to get work done for our communities, including:

  • Millions in new funding for local infrastructure projects, including Astoria waterline improvements, a Tillamook Bay Community College expansion, Bay City Well and Wastewater Treatment resiliency, and many more
  • Cutting healthcare costs for rural areas
  • Improving high school educational standards

Rep. Weber is fighting against the extreme agenda pushed by Portland politicians, including:

  • Voting NO on stealing Oregonians’ kicker checks
  • Voting NO on lowering requirements for high school graduation
  • Voting NO on legislation making it more difficult to protect yourself at home with a firearm

ENDORSED BY:

Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
North Coast First PAC
Taxpayers Association of Oregon PAC
Clatsop County Commissioner Courtney Bangs

www.weberfororegon.com

(This information furnished by Suzanne Weber.)

Tim Knopp

Tim Knopp is a native Oregonian who has lived in Central Oregon fo​r over 40 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married over 35​​​ years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

His background includes nearly 20 years as a small business owner and community service as a former little league coach and board member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce as well as serving as a current board member of affordable housing non-profit, First Story. Tim is the Executive Vice President of the Central Oregon Builders Association and the Executive Director of Building Partners for Affordable Housing.

Tim previously served in the Legislature from 1999 to 2005 for three terms, including one as Oregon House Majority Leader. He led the PERS Reforms of 2003 that saved taxpayers billions. Moreover, Tim helped pass legislation protecting the kicker by putting it in the Constitution, where it has returned over a billion dollars belonging to the taxpayers. He’s been a champion for small business and job creation. Tim was elected to his first term in the Oregon State Senate in November 2012, elected Deputy Republican Leader in 2014, and elected Senate Minority Leader in 2021. Senate District 27 encompasses the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, Tumalo, Sisters, Black Butte, Eagle Crest, and parts of rural Deschutes County.​​

Wlnsvey E Campos

Occupation: State Representative; School-Based Health Advocate

Occupational Background: Affordable Housing Case Manager, Community Organizer

Educational Background: BA, Pacific University

Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committee Person; State Representative 2020-Present

A Fighter for Oregon Families

“I’ve spent nearly a decade in this community advocating for affordable housing, working with youth on increasing equitable education outcomes, and securing affordable health care for Oregon families.

As a legislator, renter, worker with two jobs, and the daughter of immigrants, the issues that face Oregonians aren’t abstract to me; I’ve lived them, and I’ve worked in Salem to address them. I will continue to fight for our community in the State Senate.”

As State Senator, I’ll continue:

Tackling Rising Costs of Living:

  • Expand affordable childcare
  • Create living-wage jobs
  • Increase nutrition programs
  • Advocate for more affordable utilities

Addressing Oregon’s Housing Crisis:

  • Increase affordable housing
  • Address chronic homelessness
  • Preserve existing low-income housing

Expanding Affordable Healthcare Access:

  • Expand the Oregon Health Plan
  • Protect and expand access to abortion and comprehensive reproductive health care
  • Firm price limits on prescription drugs like insulin

Taking Bold Climate Action for Oregon:

  • Transportation solutions to reduce carbon and traffic congestion, like public transit, sidewalks, and bike lanes
  • Incentivize a green economy
  • Legislation centering those disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution

We’re With Wlnsvey:

Oregon AFL-CIO

American Federation of Teachers – Oregon

Oregon Education Association

Beaverton Education Association

Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Pro-Choice Oregon PAC

Oregon State Building & Construction Trades Council

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

SEIU Oregon

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

State Senators: Kayse Jama, Kathleen Taylor

State Representatives: Sheri Schouten, Courtney Neron, Ken Helm, Dacia Grayber, Rachel Prusak, Nathan Sosa

Washington County Commissioner Nafisa Fai

Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty

Beaverton City Councilors: Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Nadia Hasan

THPRD Board Members: Felicita Monteblanco, Alfredo Moreno

Beaverton SD Board Member Karen Peréz

Hillsboro SD Board Member Erika Lopez

Visit www.CamposForOregon.com for more.

(This information furnished by Campos for Oregon.)