Peter Courtney

Peter Courtney DEMDemocrat

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Peter CourtneyDEMDemocrat American politician
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Peter Michael Coleman Courtney (born June 18, 1943) is an American politician, lawyer, and professor who was a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate, representing the 11th District (in Marion County and including parts of Salem, Woodburn, and Gervais) since 1999. He served as President of the Senate from 2003 to 2023. He was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1981, 1983, and from 1989 through 1998. Courtney previously taught at Western Oregon University.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Rhode Island
Boston University School of Law
Boston University
United States Army War College
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Oregon State Senate
2003 - 2023
Oregon State Senate
1998 - 2023
Council Member
Salem City Council
1974 - 1980
Democratic Leader
Oregon State House of Representatives
Oregon Court of Appeals
Western Oregon University
Political Commentator
KPTV-12 Portland/KSLM Radio Salem
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Oregon Area Mass Transit Board
1979 - 1980
Board Member
United Way
Basketball Coach
Salem Boys & Girls Club
Board of Directors, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Oregon State Bar Association
Former Co-Chair
Oregon China Sister State Committee, Oregon State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Joint Committee On Legislative Administration, Oregon State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Joint Emergency Board, Oregon State Senate
Former Member
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Oregon State Senate