Kevin Cameron (politician)

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Kevin Cameron
Marion County Commissioner
Assumed office
June 2014
Preceded by Patti Milne
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 19th district
In office
February 17, 2005 – June 1, 2014
Succeeded by Denyc Boles
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Judy
Residence Salem, Oregon
Alma mater Oregon State University

Kevin Cameron is a Republican politician from Salem in the U.S. state of Oregon. He represented District 19 in the Oregon House of Representatives from February 2005-May 2014. On May 20, 2014 he was appointed as Marion County Commissioner to position 1 vacated by Patti Milne. Patti Milne resigned in April 2014 to seek Oregon Senate Seat District 11.

Cameron was born in the late 1950s and grew up in southern California.[1] He and his wife Judy, who married in 1982,[2] have two grown daughters.[1]

Cameron earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oregon State University, and completed one year of an MBA program at the University of Colorado.[1] He is the founder and CEO of Cafe Today Restaurants and catering. Cafe today has 5 locations in the greater Portland area. In 2000, Kevin received the Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Oregon Restaurant Association.

Commissioner Cameron is an active member in the Salem community. From 1991-2012 he served as a Board Member at Morningstar Community Church. He worked with the Battle Creek Little League as Softball Manager and led the All Star Team in their 1999 tournament. Kevin continues involvement with a number of community groups by giving of his time, business experience and finances. In June of 2012 he completed six years of service on the OSU Alumni Board. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Corban University in May 2011, and currently serves on their Leadership and Political Engagement Advisory Board.

Chief Justice Wallace swore Kevin into the Oregon House of Representatives on February 17, 2005. Since then, Kevin served on numerous committees and eventually became the Deputy Republican Leader in 2009. During the 2011 Legislative Session, where the House was tied 30-Republicans and 30-Democrats for the first time in Oregon’s history, Kevin served as the House Republican Leader through June 2012. He served on the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee; the Judiciary Committee and co-chaired the Rural Communities Committee during the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly. He resigned his seat on June 1, 2014 after his appointment to Position 1 on the Marion County Board of Commissioners. He spent 9 years and 5 months serving the citizens of South Salem, Aumsville and Turner as their representative in HD19.


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