Ginny Burdick

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Ginny Burdick
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Senate Majority Leader Oregon Senate
Assumed office
November, 2015
Preceded by Diane Rosenbaum
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 18th, originally 6th district
Assumed office
January 1997
Preceded by Dick Springer
Personal details
Born (1947-03-12) March 12, 1947 (age 69)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Puget Sound
University of Oregon

Virginia "Ginny" Burdick (born March 12, 1947) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon, serving her third term in the Oregon State Senate.[1] She represents Tigard, King City and Southwest Portland in Senate District 18.[2]

She was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and reelected in 2000 and 2004.[2] She chaired the Senate Judiciary committee in the 2007–2008 sessions,[3] and will chair the Finance and Revenue committee in the 2009–2010 sessions.

She was a member of the Land Conservation and Development Commission from 1987 to 1993.[2] She ran against incumbent Portland City Commissioner Erik Sten in 2006.[4] In the May 2006 primary election, she narrowly missed qualifying for a runoff election.[citation needed]

Burdick is also a communications consultant, specializing in crisis communications.[2] She has two daughters.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d e Biography at Oregon Legislature website
  3. ^ Korn, Peter (September 18, 2008). "Hospital restraint numbers murky". Portland Tribune. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Portland Mercury | News | Introducing Ginny Burdick

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