Brian Boquist

State Senator Brian Boquist was born and raised on a dairy farm in Tillamook and has been an Oregonian his entire life. He and his wife, Peggy, now live on a small farm in Dallas where their six children were raised. The family farm and forest operations spread multiple counties and several states.

At 17, Senator Boquist enlisted in the U.S. Army receiving education benefits that would later aid in his receipt of a college education. Brian retired as a Special Forces Officer from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command being transfered back to the reserves.  Brian’s official military retirement commenced in October 2018.

After receiving a B.S. in Social Science and Business Administration at Western Oregon University, he earned an MBA from Oregon State University in Corvallis. Formerly, he worked with a group of companies and government entities preparing Marines, Army and Navy members for combat deployments.  Priot to that, he was worked in international aviation and logisitics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America supporting commercial, humanitarian, and peacekeeping operations.  

Brian served as State Representative in House District 23 and is now the State Senator in rural District 12, which is comprised of House Districts 23 and 24.  He is an independent constitutional republican values voice for the People in rural Polk and Yamhill Counties who want the individual, family and small business freedoms.

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward

Occupation: State Senator, Family Physician

Occupational Background: Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine, OHSU

Educational Background: OHSU Family Medicine Residency; University of Massachusetts Medical School; University of Chicago

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator

Making Oregon the Healthiest State

Elizabeth joined the Oregon Senate to make Oregon the healthiest state in the nation. Ten years later, her accomplishments include: advancing Oregon’s Coordinated Care system, raising the legal age for tobacco to 21, passing the nation’s first universally-offered nurse home visiting program for families welcoming new babies, and investing millions in behavioral health and addiction services.

“Elizabeth’s commitment to helping people reach their potential by ensuring recovery and wrap-around services means many more
Oregonians enjoy healthy, productive lives.”
Alan Evans, Founder, Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers

Supporting Local Business

A long-time resident of Northwest Portland, Elizabeth knows small businesses are the backbone of our community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Elizabeth worked to support businesses across the state, allocating state loans and grants during uncertain economic times.

“Elizabeth understands that small businesses make a big impact in
Oregon’s economy. We need her advocacy for us in state government.”
Erica Lurie, Owner, Garnish Apparel

Fighting for a Healthy Environment

Elizabeth knows a healthy Oregon also means a green Oregon – which is why she has supported common-sense climate policy throughout her career. She has secured millions in investments in conservation, water infrastructure and planning, and clean energy jobs.

“We need seasoned legislators in Salem to help us tackle
increasingly tough issues. I trust Elizabeth to make smart investments
with our tax dollars and work across the aisle to support both
urban and rural Oregonians. I’m proud to endorse her.”
Jim Doherty, Morrow County Commissioner

Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
Oregon Education Association
Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC

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Jeff Gudman