Martha Schrader

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Martha Schrader
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Oregon State Senate District 20
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Farmer/Business Owner
Martha Schrader was a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate. Schrader served as Commissioner for Clackamas County, Oregon. She was a candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives in 2002 but was not elected. She was then appointed to the Oregon State Senate in January of 2009. She served in that position until 2011, representing the 20th District.

Schrader has worked as a Librarian and Community Grant Worker. She was the Chief Legislative Assistant for Oregon State Representative Kurt Schrader. She is also owner of Three Rivers Farm.

Schrader earned her B.S. from Cornell University. She went on to receive her M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois. She then earned her MEd and PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the Oregon State Senate, Schrader served on the following committees:



See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Schrader lost her bid for re-election to the Oregon State Senate against challenger Alan Olsen (R). Schrader was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 18, 2010.[1] The general election took place on November 2, 2010, and recount results showed that Schrader trailed her Republican opponent, Alan Olsen, by 227 votes.[2]

Oregon State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Olsen 50.2% 23,044
     Democratic Martha Schrader Incumbent 49.8% 22,817
Total Votes 45,861


Schrader and her husband Kurt have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oregon State Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Alan Olsen (R)