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    Creating more jobs and protecting our high tech corridor

    Margaret Doherty knows this is the worst economy most Oregonians have ever seen. That’s why creating more jobs for our state will be her top priority in Salem.  Representative Doherty is ready to roll up her sleeves and work overtime to improve Oregon’s economic climate and put Oregonians back to work.

    She will fight to protect the high tech corridor in Washington County and will lead efforts in the House to provide more state loans for small businesses to grow and expand.  As a small business owner, Margaret understands we can only boost our economy when we stand behind Oregon’s entrepreneurs. 


    Our future depends on high quality schools

    As a former high school teacher, Margaret Doherty worked on the frontlines of public education. She knows what it takes for our kids to succeed. That’s why Representative Doherty believes nothing is more important in our state budget than protecting funding for our K-12 schools.

    Margaret will make sure our community colleges and state universities don’t get left behind either. She knows thousands of Oregonians can get the technical training and new skills they need to thrive in our next economy if they can go to college. Margaret Doherty spent 30 years fighting for school kids and teachers. She will be a passionate advocate in Salem for our public education system.


    Improving transportation and easing congestion

    Margaret Doherty knows our local economy in House District 35 will come to a standstill if our roads are clogged with traffic. She will work for new transportation solutions and smart planning to ease the gridlock and improve our quality of life.  Representative Doherty will support more alternative fuel options and new mass transit solutions to make our region a great place to live for generations to come.


    Defending basic rights for all Oregonians

    The fierce independence and pioneer spirit of Oregon make it a place where individual rights are protected and valued. Margaret Doherty will make sure Oregon fulfills it promise to all its citizens. Representative Doherty is strongly pro-choice and will fight to preserve access to reproductive health services for all Oregon women. And Margaret Doherty will defend the basic rights of all Oregonians by demanding full equality for our LGBT citizens.