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Susan McLain

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Susan McLain
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Oregon House of Representatives, District 29
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Susan McLain is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 29. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-Chair
Transportation and Economic Development


Campaign themes


McLain's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Invest in Strong Schools

  • Excerpt: "As a teacher, Susan knows there is nothing more important than building strong schools for our children. She will fight to find a sustainable funding source for our public schools, so we can restore class sizes and lost school days. Susan also supports expanding vocational and agricultural skills training at Portland Community College and will work to bring classes closer to families in Washington County."

Fight for the Middle Class

  • Excerpt: "She will fight to ensure business owners can cut through the red tape in Salem so they can grow—and hire local workers. She will create opportunities for responsible economic development that balances the need for good jobs in high tech and agriculture in order to provide the best for our unique district."

Protect Oregon’s Environment

  • Excerpt: "She will fight to create economic opportunity while also protecting our farmlands and clean air and water. Susan will work be a champion for the resources our farmers, industry, and families need to thrive."



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. Susan McLain was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mark Richman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Richman ran on the Libertarian ticket and McLain ran on the Working Families Party ticket. McLain defeated Richman in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan McLain 53.7% 9,751
     Republican Mark Richman 45.9% 8,321
     None Miscellaneous 0.4% 73
Total Votes 18,145


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Oregon

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In 2014, McLain's endorsements included the following:[4]

  • Oregon Education Association
  • Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37
  • Women’s Investment Network PAC
  • Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC
  • Oregon Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

  • Peter Truax, Mayor, Forest Grove
  • Aron Carleson, City Council President, Hillsboro
  • Jose Orozco, City Councilor, Cornelius
  • Ben Unger, State Representative, Hillsboro
  • Victoria Lowe, City Councilor, Forest Grove

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Preceded by
Ben Unger (D)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 29
Succeeded by