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  Avakian, Brad
NameBrad Avakian
Address17915 NW Lone Rock Drive
Beaverton, Oregon 97229, United States
Website [Link]
Born February 04, 1961 (61 years)
Last ModifedRBH
May 11, 2016 05:33pm
InfoBrad Avakian, Oregon’s ninth Commissioner of Labor and Industries, was born February 4, 1961. He attended Beaverton’s public schools, received a B.S. degree in Psychology from Oregon State University in 1984 and a J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1990.

Prior to law school, Brad worked as a laborer, counselor and teacher’s assistant. After law school, Brad opened a civil rights law practice, serving people statewide who had suffered housing and employment discrimination. Brad was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002, reelected in 2004, and then elected to the Senate in 2006, serving northeast Washington and northwest Multnomah Counties.

During his legislative career, Brad was a strong advocate for public education, Oregon’s environment and workers’ rights. He served on the Joint Ways and Means, Commerce, Education and Rules Committees and chaired the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. Brad successfully passed the Oregon Renewable Energy Act, the expansion of Oregon’s landmark Bottle Bill, the Agriculture and Community Water Act, which will bring desperately needed water to Oregon’s farms and rural communities, and expanded the rights of workers to organize and bargain.

In the Legislature, Brad was named “Consensus Builder of the Year” for his ability to bring people together in resolving some of Oregon’s most pressing issues. Brad, and his wife Debbie and their children, Nathan and Claire, live in northeast Washington County.



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  11/08/2016 OR Secretary of State Lost 43.21% (-4.17%)
  05/17/2016 OR Secretary of State - D Primary Won 38.88% (+4.82%)
  05/20/2014 OR Commissioner of Labor Won 98.27% (+96.54%)
  11/06/2012 OR Commissioner of Labor Won 52.53% (+5.80%)
  11/08/2011 OR District 1 - Special D Primary Lost 22.17% (-43.11%)
  11/04/2008 OR Commissioner of Labor - Special Election Won 67.21% (+49.20%)
  03/13/2008 OR Commissioner of Labor Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 OR State Senate 17 Won 67.25% (+38.54%)
  05/16/2006 OR State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 63.25% (+26.51%)
  11/02/2004 OR State House 34 Won 96.50% (+93.01%)
  05/18/2004 OR State House 34 D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 OR State House 34 Won 53.11% (+10.31%)
  11/03/1998 OR State Senate 03 Lost 46.40% (-7.11%)
OR Supreme Court Associate Justice 5 - May 18, 2010 N Jack L. Landau
OR Treasurer - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Ben Westlund
OR US Senate - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Jeff Merkley
C00495655 Avakian for Congress $ 255.24