Rick Metsger

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Rick Metsger
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Oregon State Senate District 26
Former member
Term in office began
1999
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
Rick Metsger (b. August 16, 1951) was a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate. Metsger joined the Oregon State Senate in 1998. He served in that position until 2011, representing the 26th District. He served as President Pro Tempore until February 1, 2011, when Ginny Burdick replaced him in that role.[1]

Metsger worked as Assistant Varsity/Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach for Lewis & Clark. He then worked as a teacher for Sam Barlow High School from 1973 to 1976. He also worked as a journalist for KOIN-TV Portland from 1977 to 1992. In 1992 she founded NewsMedia Dynamics, Incorporated. She is currently a Consultant for MetsgerForbes.

Metsger earned his B.A. in Communication from Lewis and Clark College in 1972. She went on to receive her MAT from Lewis and Clark College in 1975.

Committee assignments

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

Elections

2010

Metsger did not seek re-election in 2010.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Metsger was re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the Oregon State Senate, besting Carol York (R).[2][3] Metsger raised $523,653 for his campaign, while York raised $493,132.[4]

Oregon State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rick Metsger (D) 25,183
Carol York (R) 18,964

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006, Metsger collected $523,653 in donations.[5]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP FUND $175,226
SERVICE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 503 $39,476
OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $37,470
OREGON CREDIT UNION LEAGUE $20,000
KURT SCHRADER FOR STATE SENATE $20,000

Personal

Metsger has a wife, Kay.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oregon State Senate District 26
1999–present
Succeeded by
Chuck Thomsen (R)