WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Alumni
ANOTHER WILSON GRAD HEADS TO OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE
Margaret Doherty '68 was recently appointed as the next State Representative for House District 35 in the Oregon State legislature. Washington and Multnomah county commissioners unanimously selected Margaret to replace outgoing state Rep. Larry Galizio. Margaret was sworn in on September 29, 2009 and represents District 35, including Tigard, King City and SW Portland.
Check out her website at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/doherty/.
She joins two other Wilson graduates in the current Oregon legislature:Senator Ginny Burdick '65, District: 18 (Tigard, King City and SW Portland) and Representative Chris Garrett '92, District: 38 (City of Lake Oswego and a portion of SW Portland).
After graduating from Wilson, Margaret went to Portland State University and received a degree in Speech and Theater. She taught Speech, English and History at Milwaukie High School for 10 years, then went to work as a labor consultant with the Oregon Education Association for the next 22 years. In that position, Margaret represented education workers in many part of the State. She retired in 2006 and began a floral design business. Margaret has always been active in politics in Oregon.
Since Margaret ended up majoring in speech, her two most influential teachers at Wilson were Mr. Pacheco and Mrs Zervis. "After working with teachers all of my adult life, I truly appreciate what wonderful and dedicated teachers we did have," states Margaret. "They really were not making much money back then, yet they were dedicated to making sure we got the most out of an education."
When asked about advice for current Wilson students, Margaret tells us that "You never know where you are going to end up in life. I never thought I would be a state representative. Make the most of the opportunities you have been given."