Gary George (Oregon politician)

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Gary George
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 12th district
In office
1997–2009
Preceded by Stan Bunn
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathy George
Children Larry George, Christy George Cooke
Residence Newberg, Oregon
Occupation Hazelnut Farmer

Gary George is a Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. He was a member of the Oregon State Senate from 1997 to 2009, representing District 12.

George and his wife Kathy own a hazelnut farm and processing plant and a christmas tree farm outside Newberg. They have five children including current state senator Larry George (R-OR, 13th).[1]

George ran for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1990, but lost. He first won a seat in the Senate in 1996.

George and Representative Kim Thatcher led an unsuccessful effort in 2008 to repeal gay rights legislation passed by the 2007 legislature.[2]

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  1. ^ http://oregonvotes.org/nov596/voters.guide/SSEN/GEORGE.HTM
  2. ^ "Oregon's gay-rights law target of initiative". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. March 16, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2008.