Roger Beyer

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Roger Beyer
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 9th district
In office
2001–2007
Preceded by Marylin Shannon
Succeeded by Fred Girod
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 28th district
In office
1997–2001
Preceded by Cedric Hayden
Succeeded by Tootie Smith
Personal details
Political party Republican
Profession Christmas tree producer/lobbyist

Roger Beyer is a Republican politician from the US state of Oregon, who most recently served in the Oregon Senate, representing District 9, which includes parts of Clackamas, Linn, and Marion County, Oregon counties.

Early life and career[edit]

Beyer grew up in Molalla, Oregon and graduated from Molalla Union High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Oregon State University, and operated a Christmas tree farm in Molalla.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1996, Beyer was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 28 in southern Clackamas County. He was re-elected to the seat in 1998.[2] In 2000, he won election to a vacant Oregon Senate seat. He served as Senate minority leader for the 2003 session,[3] and was easily re-elected to a second term in 2004.[4]

In January 2007, Beyer resigned from the Senate to become executive secretary for the Oregon Seed Council, an organization which lobbies on behalf of Oregon's grass seed growers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roger Beyer". Oregon Voter's Pamphlet. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved October 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ Kohler, Vince (November 9, 1998). "Lokan retains Oregon House seat by 93 votes". The Oregonian. 
  3. ^ "2003 Regular Session (72nd): January 13 – August 27". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ Mayes, Steve (November 3, 2004). "Flores keeps narrow lead for House seat". The Oregonian. 
  5. ^ "Roger Beyer takes Seed Council job". OregonLive.com. January 25, 2008. Retrieved October 13, 2008. 

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