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|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 34th district
|Preceded by||Suzanne Bonamici|
|Succeeded by||Ken Helm|
Harker has been married to a teacher for nearly thirty years. They have two children.
On November 4, 2008, Chris Harker defeated Republican opponent Piotr Kuklinski and was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives with more than twice his opponent's votes. Harker represented communities from Washington County, encompassing parts of Beaverton and unincorporated Washington County.
In the 76th Legislative Assembly, Harker served as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audits and Information Management and Technology Committee, as a member of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, and as a member of the House Human Services Committee. During the 75th Legislative Assembly, he served as the vice chair of the House Health Care Committee, and as a member of both the House Education Committee and the Joint Ways and Means General Government Subcommittee.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harker has been appointed to these committees:
- Joint Legislative Committee on Audits and Information Management and Technology, Co-Chair
- House Higher Education Subcommittee
- House Human Services Committee
- Joint Ways and Means General Government Subcommittee
- House Education Committee
- House Health Care Committee
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (1985–1987).
- Ph.D., Human Physiology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1985).
- B.S., Plant Ecology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1977).
- Gunderson, Laura (January 16, 2012). "Evisions buys Beaverton-based Cayuse". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
- November 4, 2008 General Election Results - Oregon Secretary of State
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-04.