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  Hooley, Darlene
<-  2005-01-03  
NameDarlene Hooley
West Linn, Oregon , United States
Website [Link]
Born April 04, 1939 (83 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 07, 2018 04:30pm
Tags Caucasian - Divorced - Lutheran - Straight -
InfoDarlene Hooley was born on a farm in Williston, North Dakota. She moved to Salem, Oregon when she was eight and has lived, worked and raised a family in Oregon's Fifth Congressional District ever since. A former reading, music, and physical education teacher, Hooley began advocating for safer playgrounds in the mid-1970's. After serving on the Park District Board, she was elected to the West Linn City Council where she served for four years. She went on to serve in the Oregon State Legislature and as a Clackamas County Commissioner.

During her four terms in the Legislature and more than two terms as a Clackamas County Commissioner, Hooley earned a reputation as a serious, consensus-building lawmaker more interested in formulating policy than engaging in political and ideological confrontations. The Congresswoman helped to reform the state's welfare system, authored the state's first recycling laws, rewrote Oregon's land-use laws, and wrote and passed equal pay laws.

In November of 1996, Hooley was elected to Congress as the representative of Oregon's 5th Congressional District. She was elected a President of her Freshman class in 1997. During her second term in Congress, she was selected as Whip at Large and continues to serve in that leadership role. Hooley was re-elected by her peers for a second term as a Regional Representative on the Steering Committee. She was recently elevated to the Executive Council of The New Democrat Coalition, the largest and one of the most influential caucuses in the House. From education reform to a balanced budget, from China PNTR to digital signatures, New Democrats have frequently provided the key votes needed to pass legislation to promote economic growth.

Although only in her third term in the United States House, Congresswoman Hooley has already developed a reputation as a member of Congress who knows how to get things done. Since her election to Congress, she has been an outspoken advocate for fiscal responsibility and for providing much needed tax relief to working families, farmers and small business owners. From her vantage point on the Financial Services Committee, she has been a leader in advocating for protections in the areas of medical and financial privacy, and identity theft. As a Budget Committee member, she has fought for greater funding for law enforcement, fair Medicare reimbursement for Oregonians, funding for salmon restoration funds and natural disaster mitigation, measures to level the playing field for farmers, school modernization and education improvements, and fair pricing and coverage of prescription drugs for seniors.

Hooley lives in her home in West Linn, commuting to Washington, DC weekly for votes


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