- Joanne Verger
Joanne Verger is a Democratic politician in the
U.S. stateof Oregon. She was the first female mayor of Coos Bay, the largest city on the Oregon Coast, serving four terms.http://www.leg.state.or.us/verger/home.htm] She served in the Oregon House of Representativesfrom 2001–2004, [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/legislative/histleg/statehood/2001reg.htm] [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/legislative/histleg/statehood/2002spec.htm] [http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/legislative/histleg/statehood/2003reg.htm] and was elected to the Oregon State Senatein 2004. She is running for reelection in 2008, [http://www.joanneverger2008.com/] with no major party opponent in either the primary or general election.
She is co-owner of an automobile dealership, and has worked extensively in advertising and marketing.
She is a graduate of
Northwestern State Universityand Louisiana State University.http://www.sdlf.net/cgi-bin/display.cgi?page=joanneverger]
Verger has won a number of awards, including the
Human Rights Awardin 1991.
Seventy-third Oregon Legislative Assembly(2004–2006)
Seventy-fourth Oregon Legislative Assembly(2008–2008)
* [http://www.leg.state.or.us/verger/home.htm Official web site]
* [http://www.oregonfollowthemoney.org/CandTribs/2000/HOUSE/VERGER.html Campaign contributions, 2000]
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