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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter Courtney''' (b. June 18, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|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 [[President of the Senate|Senate President]] in 2003.  He has served in this position since, representing the 11th district.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter Courtney''' (b. June 18, 1943) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Oregon State Senate]], representing District 11.  He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He has served as [[President of the Senate|Senate President]] since 2003.
  
Courtney worked as a professor for Western Oregon University.  He has also worked as a political commentator for KPTV-12 Portland/KSLM Radio Salem.
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Courtney served as Councilman for Salem City Council from 1974 to 1980.  He served in the [[Oregon House of Representatives]] from 1981 to 1983, and from 1989 to 1998.  During this time he served as House Democratic Leader.
  
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.
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==Biography==
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Courtney earned a BA from the University of Rhode Island in 1965, an MPA from the University of Rhode Island in 1966, and a JD from Boston University in 1969. His professional experience includes working as a professor for Western Oregon University, and as a political commentator for KPTV-12 Portland/KSLM Radio Salem.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/2985/peter-courtney#.UeWox1Md52Y Project Vote Smart - Sen. Courtney]</ref>
  
 
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Courtney and his wife Margie have three children.
 
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Peter Courtney
Peter courtney.jpg
Oregon State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President, Oregon State Senate
2003-present
Compensation
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State House of Representatives
1981-1983, 1989-1998
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island, 1965
Master'sUniversity of Rhode Island, 1966
J.D.Boston University, 1969
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1943
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter Courtney (b. June 18, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Oregon State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He has served as Senate President since 2003.

Courtney served as Councilman for Salem City Council from 1974 to 1980. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983, and from 1989 to 1998. During this time he served as House Democratic Leader.

Biography

Courtney earned a BA from the University of Rhode Island in 1965, an MPA from the University of Rhode Island in 1966, and a JD from Boston University in 1969. His professional experience includes working as a professor for Western Oregon University, and as a political commentator for KPTV-12 Portland/KSLM Radio Salem.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Veterans and Emergency Preparedness

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2010

Courtney won re-election to the Oregon State Senate against Michael Forest (R).[2] Courtney was not opposed in the primary election on May 18, 2010.[3] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Oregon State Senate, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Courtney (D) 14,883
Michael Forest (R) 12,280

2006

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). [4] Courtney raised $405,690 for his campaign, while Thatcher raised $52,661 and Humphrey did not raise any money. [5]

Oregon State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Courtney (D) 15,593
Jared Thatcher (R) 10,814
Keith Humphrey (C) 767

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Courtney received $454,510 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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 $454,510

2006

In 2006, Courtney collected $405,690 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
OREGON BEER & WINE DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION $20,000
NIKE $14,000
OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION $13,500
PIERCE, WILLIAM $11,000
COALITION FOR A HEALTHY OREGON $11,000

Personal

Courtney and his wife Margie have three children.

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1998–present
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