Mary Nolan (politician)
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 36th District
|Preceded by||Anitra Rasmussen|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer Williamson|
|Majority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Dave Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Tina Kotek (as Democratic Leader)
Val Hoyle (as Majority Leader)
|Born||1954 (age 62–63)
Chicago, Illinois 
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
Mary Nolan (born 1954) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. She represented District 36 (formerly District 11) in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, and served as the majority leader from 2008-2010. She ran unsuccessfully for the Portland City Council in 2012.
Personal life and education
Following her departure from elected politics, Nolan was a finalist for a position with Planned Parenthood, and was then hired in 2013 as a vice president at FamilyCare, a Medicare and Medicaid managed-care provider in Portland.
Nolan was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2000. Upon winning her second term in 2002, she was named the assistant Democratic leadership. Before the 2009 legislative session, Dave Hunt, the then-majority leader, was elected speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. The Democratic Caucus then elected Nolan as the new majority leader. She was the House Majority Leader in the Oregon House of Representatives from November 2008 until November 2010. In November 2010, the House Democratic Caucus did not re-elect Nolan to any leadership position.
According to The Oregonian, as of 2010 Nolan voted with Democrats 96.77% of the time, and had a 1.08% absence record. After Nolan voted "no" on House Bill 2001, which would have increased transportation taxes by $300 million a year in 2009, The Oregonian reported that the move could mean that she may be planning to run for another public office like Mayor of Portland or City Council because of what it meant for environmentalists who had opposed the transportation bill.
2009 Regular Session
- Conference Committee On HB 2227, Chair
- Land Use Committee, Chair
- Legislative Administration Committee
- Rules Committee
- Session Schedule Committee
- Mary Nolan (D) - 18,008
- Joan Gardner (R) - 7,752
Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2002
- Mary Nolan (D) - 16,092
Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2004
- Mary Nolan (D) - 25,876
- Joe H. Tabor (L) - 3,684
Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2006
- Mary Nolan (D) - 20,344
- Frank Dane (L) - 3,520
Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2008
Nolan is the chair of the NASA industry advisory council. In the 2010 election for governor of Oregon, Nolan endorsed John Kitzhaber, the Democratic former Governor of Oregon. The Kitzhaber campaign released this statement:
|“||John Kitzhaber is a tested leader. No one else comes close to matching the depth of his experience as a doctor, legislator and Governor. He brings exactly the perspective and problem-solving skills that Oregon needs during this challenging time. Just as important as his experience are John’s values and integrity. He will always do what’s in the best interest of Oregon, and will show us how we can make Oregon so much stronger when we look beyond selfish concerns.||”|
|— Mary Nolan on her endorsement for John Kitzhaber, February 3, 2010: John Kitzhaber for Governor 2010|
- Jarvisd (Jan 12, 2009). "She Flies With Her Own Wings: Oregon's Legislative Leaders". Daily Kos. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
- "Official Profile: Oregon (OR) State Representative Mary Nolan OR House of Representatives". freedomspeaks.com. 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
- "Mary Nolan". Democratic Party of Oregon. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- "Representative Mary Nolan Biography". Oregon House of Representatives. leg.state.or.us. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Jaquiss, Nigel (April 1, 2013). "Former Rep. Mary Nolan Lands At FamilyCare". Willamette Week.
- "House Democrats pick leaders". Eugene Register-Guard. November 11, 2002.
- "Hunt Will Be House Democrats' Nominee For Speaker" (PDF). Oregon House of Representatives. leg.state.or.us. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- "House Majority Leader:Mary Nolan". The Oregonian. gov.oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Jeff Mapes (May 28, 2009). "Nolan's "no vote" causes Salem stir". The Oregonian. oregonlive.com. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- Carla Axtman. "Portland City Council: Mary Nolan is in, facing off against Amanda Fritz". BlueOregon. blueoregon.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
- Brad Schmidt, "Portland City Council: Amanda Fritz defeats Mary Nolan, election results show", The Oregonian (November 6, 2012).
- "Legislative Update: Bill to outlaw guns on buses". Associated Press. theworldlink.com. March 14, 2003. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "State Representative, 11th District, 2000". Oregon Secretary of State. sos.state.or.us. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "State Representative, 39th District, 2002" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. sos.state.or.us. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "State Representative, 39th District, 2004" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. sos.state.or.us. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "State Representative, 39th District, 2006" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. sos.state.or.us. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "House District 36: Mary Nolan". Willamette Week. wweek.com. October 15, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- "State Representative Mary Nolan". sos.state.or.us. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- "House Majority Leader Mary Nolan Throws Support Behind Kitzhaber". John Kitzhaber for Governor 2010. johnkitzhaber.com. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Oregon State House - Mary Nolan official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Mary Nolan (OR) profile
- Portland Community College interview with Mary Nolan
- Follow the Money - Mary Nolan
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 11th district
|Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 36th district
|Party political offices|
|Oregon House Majority Leader