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Former State Senator, representing Western Washington County, the communities of Forest Grove, North Plains, Cornelius and Hillsboro.

  •  Assistant Republican Leader.
  •  Vice-Chair of the Senate Transportation and Economic Development committee.
  • Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures Taskforce on Transportation Funding
  • Also was a member of the Senate General Government committee, the committee with jurisdiction over the State Accident Insurance Fund. 

2003 Legislative Session:

  • Served as Vice-Chair of Senate Transportation and Economic Development Committee. This committee spent a significant amount of time reviewing the various state models for dealing with Workers Compensation hearing from a number of other states in the process.
  • Served on the Senate Revenue Committee, the Senate General Government Committee

2001 Legislative Session:

  • State Representative 1999-2002
  • Chaired the House Transportation committee, served on Rules and Redistricting committee, and the House Education committee.


  • Married to Rebecca for 12 years, two children.
  • Small Business owner
  • Works with the Portland Business Alliance and the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association.
  • Portland State University Graduate.