|Oregon State Senate District 11|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position ||14|
|President, Oregon State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Oregon State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Rhode Island, 1965|
|Master's||University of Rhode Island, 1966|
|J.D.||Boston University, 1969|
|Birthday||June 18, 1943|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
(b. June 18, 1943) is a Democratic
member of the Oregon State Senate
. Courtney served as Councilman for Salem City Council from 1974 to 1980. He served in the Oregon State House of Representatives in 1981, 1983, and from 1989 to 1998. During this time he served as House Democratic Leader. Courtney joined the Oregon State Senate in 1998. He began serving as Senate President
in 2003. He has served in this position since, representing the 11th district.
Courtney worked as a professor for Western Oregon University. He has also worked as a political commentator for KPTV-12 Portland/KSLM Radio Salem.
Courtney earned his BA from the University of Rhode Island in 1965. He then received his MPA in 1966. He then earned his JD from Boston University in 1969.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:
- See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010
Courtney won re-election to the Oregon State Senate against Michael Forest (R). Courtney was not opposed in the primary election on May 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
| Oregon State Senate, District 11 (2010)
| Peter Courtney (D)
| Michael Forest (R)
On November 7, 2006, Courtney was re-elected to the 11th District Seat in the Oregon State Senate, besting Jared Thatcher (R) and Keith Humphrey (C).  Courtney raised $405,690 for his campaign, while Thatcher raised $52,661 and Humphrey did not raise any money. 
| Oregon State Senate, District 11 (2008)
| Peter Courtney (D)
| Jared Thatcher (R)
| Keith Humphrey (C)
In 2010, Courtney received $454,510 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Oregon State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Courtney's campaign in 2010|
|Oregon Democratic Party||$89,625
|Oregon Health Care Association||$25,000|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||$15,000|
|Oregon Public Employees Local 503||$13,983|
|Northwest Grocery Association||$10,000
|Total Raised in 2010
In 2006, Courtney collected $405,690 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
| OREGON BEER & WINE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
| OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
| PIERCE, WILLIAM
| COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON
Courtney and his wife Margie have three children.
| Political offices
|Oregon State Senate District 11
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