Congressman Kurt Schrader, who is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, will be the featured guest Friday, April 26, at Lincoln City’s annual Community Leaders Roundtable at City Hall.
Schrader, who represents all of Marion, Polk, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, and portions of Clackamas, Multnomah and Benton counties, is expected to be joined by Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson and several city councilors at the noon event at 801 SE Highway 101.
Before being elected to Congress, Schrader, a farmer and veterinarian for more than 30 years, established and managed the Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic in Oregon City and his farm, where he grew and sold organic fruit and vegetables.
In 1996, Schrader was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives, where he served as a member of the Joint Ways & Means Committee. Schrader was one of five legislators asked by his peers to guide Oregon through its budget crisis of 2001-2002.
Schrader was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2003 and was immediately appointed to chair the Joint Ways & Means Committee. He continued to serve in that capacity until he was elected to Congress in 2008.
Schrader currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees a wide portfolio of issues ranging from health care to the environment.
Contact John Serra at 503-557-8422 for further information.