|Oregon State Senate District 5|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Co-Speaker, Oregon House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Oregon House of Representatives District 9|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1972|
|Master's||University of Oregon, 1983|
|Place of birth||Port Angeles, WA|
Arnie Roblan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1972 and his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon in 1983.
Arnie Roblan began teaching mathematics in 1972 and did so until 1979. During that period, he was a professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College for one year, lasting from 1975 to 1976. In 1979, he became a Dean of Students until 1985, in which year he began working as an assistant principal. His career as an assistant principal advanced in 1989 when he became a high school principal, which lasted until 2004. Roblan also has professional experience as a brick mason.
- Member, Aspire State Advisory Team
- Member, Belloni Ranch Board
- Member, Coos Bay North Bend Water Board
- Member, Coos Educators' Credit Union
- Founding Board Member, Friends of New and Sustainable Industry
- Past President and Board Member, Kiwanis Club of Coos Bay
- Member, OCEAN (Ocean Coastal Environments Awareness Network)
- Member, Saturday Academy (Southwestern Oregon Community College)
- Member, SWOYA, Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon
- Member, Young Men's Christian Association Youth in Government Board.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Arnie Roblan served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education and Workforce Development|
|• Rural Communities and Economic Development, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roblan served on these committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Fujian Sister State, Co-Chair|
|• Legislative Administration, Co-Chair|
|• Joint Legislative Counsel, Co-Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roblan served on these committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Communities|
|• Legislative Administration|
|• Rules, Chair|
- See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012
Roblan won election in the 2012 election for Oregon Senate District 5. Roblan was unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated Scott Roberts (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Oregon State House, District 9|
|Arnie Roblan (D)||12,094|
|Scott Roberts (R)||10,824|
On November 4, 2008, Roblan won re-election to Oregon State House District 9.
Roblan raised $275,189 for his campaign.
|Oregon State House District 9|
|Arnie Roblan (D)||15,444|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Roblan collected $368,986 in campaign donations in 2010. The largest donors to the campaign are listed below.
|Oregon House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Arnie Roblan's campaign in 2010|
|Future PAC House Builders||$50,711|
|Oregon Education Association||$47,792|
|Oregon Public Employees Local 503||$45,361|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||$17,000|
|Oregon Nurses Association||$7,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$368,986|
In 2008 Roblan collected $275,189 in donations.
These were his largest contributors in 2008.
|INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS||$12,000|
|COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON||$10,500|
|OREGON BEER & WINE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION||$8,319|
|OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION||$8,200|
Arnie Roblan was born 1948 in Port Angeles, Washington and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. He is currently married to Arlene Roblan with three children.
On October 19, 2012, Governing Magazine named Roblan one of 8 "Public Officials of the Year." The Public Officials of the Year program, started in 1994, "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service." Other 2012 honorees included Roblan's co-speaker Bruce Hanna, California Auditor Elaine Howle, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Governing commended the decision of Roblan and Hanna as one "setting in motion a tenure that has been marked by rare bipartisan cooperation and two of the most productive legislative sessions in Oregon's history."
Roblan was named "Legislator of the Year" for 2009 by The Special Districts Association of Oregon. SDAO chose Roblan because of his work to assist special districts on the South Coast and throughout the state. He received the award February 8, 2010.
- Roblan's campaign website
- Oregon State Legislature - Sen. Arnie Roblan
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Oregon Votes
- Representative Roblan's facebook
- Sunshine Review Oregon House Bill 2500
- ↑ Oregon Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings for the Senate," Accessed April 11, 2012
- ↑ Oregon Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Oregon Live Election, Election Results
- ↑ "Oregon State House official election results for 2008"
- ↑ Follow the Money 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 donors
- ↑ 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2013
- ↑ The World Link, "Rep. Arnie Roblan is 'Legislator of the Year'," February 8, 2010
|Oregon State Senate District 5
| Succeeded by|
|Oregon House of Representatives District 9
| Succeeded by|
Caddy McKeown (D)