Larry Campbell (Oregon politician)
|Oregon State Representative|
|58th Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Vera Katz|
|Succeeded by||Beverly Clarno|
July 31, 1931 |
Des Moines, Iowa
Larry Campbell began his career in the army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class. Campbell served as the Republic leader from 1982-1990. Campbell is credited with engineering his party's 1990 takeover of the state legislature, which lasted 16 years.
He began working as a lobbyist in 1995, immediately after the end of his legislative term. He was criticized for pre-filing a bill that benefitted a client, with whom he had signed a contract while still a legislator.
In 1999, he was considered the most powerful man in Salem. He started the Oregon Victory PAC, which quickly became the biggest lobbying group in the state outside the major parties; it contributed over $750,000 to Oregon politicians in the 1990s. He drew criticism for campaigning on behalf of Republican control of the legislature during the 2007 legislative session.
- Esteve, Harry (April 20, 2007). "Campaigning is fine, just not in session". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 22, 2007.
- Wentz, Patty (February 24, 1999). "There's Something About Larry". Willamette Week.
- Mapes, Jeff (February 26, 1995). "The revolving door might hit lawmakers on the way out". The Oregonian.
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