Chris Telfer


Chris Telfer
Chris Telfer
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 27th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Ben Westlund
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Denver
Profession Certified Public Accountant

Chris Telfer is a Republican politician and Certified Public Accountant in Bend, Oregon, United States.

Telfer serves on the Bend City Council, and was elected to the Oregon State Senate in the November 2008 elections, to succeed outgoing Senator Ben Westlund.[1] Hers was the only seat that changed parties in the Senate in that election cycle; her campaign spent $300,000 to opponent Maren Lundgren's $12,000.[2] The shift, however, leaves Democrats with an 18-12 majority, allowing them to pass increases to taxes and fees without Republican support.[3] (A 1996 law requires a 3/5 supermajority in both houses of the Oregon Legislative Assembly for such measures.)

Telfer has lived in Bend since 1977.[4] She has two daughters.[4]

She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Denver, and did post-graduate work at Franklin University and the University of Oregon.[4] She has taught at Central Oregon Community College and served as vice-chair on the Bend Development Board.[4]

In 2010, Telfer filed for the special election for Oregon State Treasurer, to complete the term of Ben Westlund, who died in office.[5] She will face Progressive Walt Brown, Constitution Michael Marsh and Democratic incumbent Ted Wheeler in the November general election.[6] [7]

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