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Rick Metsger

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Rick Metsger
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Oregon State Senate, District 26
Former member
In office
1999-2011
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sLewis and Clark College, 1972
Master'sLewis and Clark College, 1975
Personal
ProfessionConsultant
Websites
Office website
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Rick Metsger (b. August 16, 1951) is a former Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 26 from 1998 to 2011.

Metsger was appointed by President Barack Obama (D) to serve on the Board of the National Credit Union Administration on May 16, 2013. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013, and took the oath of office on August 23, 2013. His term expires on August 2, 2017.

He served as President Pro Tempore until February 1, 2011, when Ginny Burdick (D) replaced him in that role.[1]

Biography

Metsger earned his B.A. in Communication from Lewis and Clark College in 1972 and his M.A.T. from Lewis and Clark College in 1975. His professional experience includes working as Assistant Varsity/Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach for Lewis & Clar, as a teacher for Sam Barlow High School from 1973 to 1976, as a journalist for KOIN-TV Portland from 1977 to 1992 and as a consultant for MetsgerForbes.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the Oregon State Senate, Metsger served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Metsger did not seek re-election in 2010.

2006

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Metsger was re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the Oregon State Senate, besting Carol York (R).[2][3] Metsger raised $523,653 for his campaign, while York raised $493,132.[4]

Oregon State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Metsger (D) 25,183
Carol York (R) 18,964

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006, Metsger collected $523,653 in donations.[5]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP FUND $175,226
SERVICE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 $39,476
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $37,470
OREGON CREDIT UNION LEAGUE $20,000
KURT SCHRADER FOR STATE SENATE $20,000

Personal

Metsger has a wife, Kay.

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Preceded by
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Oregon State Senate District 26
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Chuck Thomsen (R)