|Oregon State Senate District 28|
|January 14, 2013|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Associate's||Central Oregon Community College|
|Other||DVM, Washington State University|
|Place of birth||Powell Butte, OR|
Whitsett has worked as a farmer and horse breeder. He was an Associate Veterinarian for Klamath Animal Clinic from 1968 to 1985. He then worked as president of the Klamath Animal Clinic from 1986 to 1994.
Whitsett earned his AA from Central Oregon Community College. He went on to receive his DVM from Washington State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Whitsett served on the following committees:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Ways and Means|
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Emergency Board|
|• Justice System Revenues|
|• Ways and Means|
On his 2012 campaign site, Whitsett outlines his campaign themes:
- "Since first being elected in 2004, Doug Whitsett has become recognized as a fierce champion for rural Oregon. He has been a careful watchdog of environmental regulation, routinely identifying and fighting back excessive rule proposals and job-killing red tape. He has earned a position on the powerful budget-writing Ways and Means Committee, where his keen eye for detail and numbers has made him a formidable enemy of government waste and out-of-control spending."
- See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2012
Whitsett won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon State Senate District 28. Whitsett defeated Karl Scronce in the May 15 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oregon State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Douglas K. Whitsett Incumbent||74.3%||12,190|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Whitsett collected $68,904 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|OREGON SOFT DRINK ASSOCIATION||$3,000|
|REGENCE BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF OREGON||$2,000|
|OREGON RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION||$2,000|
Whitsett has a wife, Gail.
- Profile from the Oregon Senate website
- Sen. Whitsett's personal webpage
- Doug Whitsett, Campaign website
- Doug Whitsett, Facebook profile
- Oregon Secretary of State, 2012 Candidate Information, "Douglas K Whitsett"
- The Oregonian, Your Voter Guide 2012, "Douglas K Whitsett"
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
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