Gail Whitsett

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Gail Whitsett
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 56th district
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 9, 2017
Preceded byBill Garrard
Succeeded byE. Werner Reschke
Personal details
Political partyRepublican

Gail Whitsett is a former member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 56 including Klamath Falls and surrounding sections of southern Klamath County and southern Lake County, Oregon.[1] She is married to Doug Whitsett, a veterinarian who formerly servef as a member of the Oregon State Senate. Gail was his chief of staff before being elected to office. The couple owns farmland in the Klamath Basin where they raise horses. They have been involved in policy negotiations over water issues.

Whitsett won the 2012 Republican nomination over Tracey Liskey. Whitsett opposes the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the precedent it establishes for removing dams.[2] She served on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Energy and Environment Committee and Human Services and Housing Committee. [3][4] She is a geologist with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Oregon State University.[2]


  1. ^ Gail Whitsett Archived 2013-04-11 at the Wayback Machine Oregon Legislature website
  2. ^ a b Samantha Tipler Gail Whitsett beats Tracey Liskey to take District 56 seat in House May 16, 2012 Herald & News
  3. ^ Devan Schwartz Gail Whitsett at home in Oregon's House February 21, 2013 Herald & News
  4. ^ Gail Whitsett Oregon Live (Oregonian website)