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Jean Cowan

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Jean Cowan
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Oregon House of Representatives District 10
Retired
In office
2007-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Elgin
Education
Bachelor'sMarylhurst College
Personal
Place of birthAstoria, OR
CandidateVerification
Jean Cowan is a former Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 10 from 2007-2013.

Education

Jean Cowan earned her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from Marylhurst College.

Professional Experience

Jean Cowan has professional experience as an emergency medical technician, a medical assistant, a newspaper editor, and a school bus driver.

Political Experience

Before joining the Oregon House of Representatives as a representative in 2007, Jean Cowan served as mayor of Elgin, a councilwoman of Elgin, and a commissioner of Lincoln County.

Organizations

  • Participant, Adult Recreational Sports Leagues
  • Treasurer, Association of Oregon Counties
  • Member, Association of Oregon Counties Board of Directors
  • Co-organizer, Elgin's Volunteer Ambulance Service and Rural Health Clinic
  • Board of Directors, League of Oregon Cities
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Member, Oregon Health Council
  • Member, Oregon Public Health Advisory Board
  • Member, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Council
  • Organizer, three Cooperative Preschool Programs.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Member, Oregon Health Council
  • Member, Oregon Public Health Advisory Board
  • Member, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Council.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cowan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cowan served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cowan did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cowan won re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition but was challenged by Becky Lemler in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[1]

Oregon State House, District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jean Cowan (D) 14,475
Becky Lemler (R) 10,323

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cowan won re-election to Oregon State House District 10.[2][3]She ran unopposed.

Cowan raised $83,678 for her campaign.[4]

Oregon State House District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jean Cowan (D) 19,829
Misc. 707

Campaign donors

2010

Cowan collected $63,832 in campaign donations in 2010. The largest donors to the campaign are listed below.[5]

Oregon House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jean Cowan's campaign in 2010
Future PAC House Builders$5,516
Douglas County Physicians$3,000
Oregon Public Employees Local 503$2,906
Oregon Healthcare Association$2,000
Pacificorp$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $63,832

2008

In 2008 Cowan collected $83,678 in donations.[6]

These were her largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION $8,131
OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 $3,969
COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON $3,000
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS $3,000

Personal

Jean Cowan was born 1947 in Astoria, Oregon and raised in Newport, Oregon. She is currently married to Pat Cowan with two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oregon House of Representatives - District 10
2007–2013
Succeeded by
David Gomberg (D)