Rob Nosse

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Rob Nosse
Oregon House of Representatives, District 42
In office
July 7, 2014-present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJune 26, 2014
Appointed byMultnomah County Commission
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionLabor representative
Office website
Campaign website
Rob Nosse is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first appointed to the chamber on June 26, 2014, to replace Jules Kopel Bailey, who resigned when he was elected to the Multnomah County Commission. Nosse was sworn in on July 7, 2014.[1]


Nosse attended Miami University. His professional experience includes working as a labor representative for the Oregon Nurses Association since 2004.[2][3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Nosse served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Business and Labor
Health Care, Vice-Chair


Campaign themes


Nosse's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[4]

Putting Public Education First

  • Excerpt: "Make investing in high quality public education from pre-K through college his top priority."
  • Excerpt: "Continue to fight for lower tuition, more student aid, and better access to college for all Oregon students."
  • Excerpt: "Work to increase Opportunity Grants to open our universities and community colleges to more Oregonians and help reduce skyrocketing debt being taken on by young people."

Health Care for All

  • Excerpt: "Supports universal healthcare coverage for every Oregonian through a single payer healthcare system."

Supporting Women's Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Stand strong and ensure we do not retreat on women’s rights in Oregon."
  • Excerpt: "Oppose any attempts to restrict access to abortion and women’s healthcare services."

Protecting Our Environment

  • Excerpt: "Stand up to big corporations, like Monsanto, who work to put their profits before public health and safety."

Winning the Freedom to Marry

  • Excerpt: "Ensure same-sex couples and their families are provided with the basic legal protections that straight couples enjoy."



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Rob Nosse defeated John Sweeney, Kathleen O'Brien, Dan Shaw, Don Gavitte and Teddy Keizer in the Democratic primary. Nosse also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Bruce Alexander Knight ran as a Libertarian candidate. Nosse defeated Knight in the general election.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives District 42, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Nosse Incumbent 90.6% 26,321
     Libertarian Bruce A. Knight 8.6% 2,493
     None Miscellaneous 0.8% 225
Total Votes 29,039


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In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.



In 2014, Nosse's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Basic Rights Oregon
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
  • American Federation of Teachers--Oregon
  • Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
  • Oregon State Building and Construction Trade Council
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Ironworkers Local 29
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 1 OR


Nosse and his husband, Jim, have two children. He is a member of Jobs with Justice, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Teamsters Local 223, Health Care for All Oregon, the Oregon Student Foundation and the Labor Employment Relations Association.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jules Kopel Bailey
Oregon House of Representatives - District 42
July 7, 2014-present
Succeeded by