WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Alumni
OREGON HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Chris Garrett '92 was elected in November 2008 to the Oregon House of Representatives' 38th District, representing most of Lake Oswego and portions of southwestern Portland.
Chris attended Capitol Hill Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Wilson High School. After graduating from Reed College, he attended The University of Chicago Law School and is a practicing attorney with Perkins Coie.
According to the Southwest Community Connection newspaper, Representative -elect Garrett has been appointed to three key committees for the 2009 legislative session, including the Health Care Committee. Garrett will also serve as vice-chair of the House Land Use Committee and as a member of the Judiciary Committee. “Rep.-elect Garrett’s knowledge and firsthand experience on a broad range of issues, from health care to land use, are assets that will lead to concrete accomplishments for his district this session,” Hunt said. The Health Care Committee is expected, among other things, to take up the recommendations of the Oregon Health Fund Board, created by the 2007 Legislature to develop a plan for achieving universal health care in the state. A major task of the Land Use Committee will likely be to consider recommendations of the “Big Look” taskforce, established in 2005 to comprehensively review Oregon’s landmark system of land-use planning.
“I said throughout my campaign that the Legislature’s top priority for 2009 should be to expand access to affordable health care,” Garrett said, adding: “I look forward to helping make that happen. Serving on the Land Use and Judiciary Committees will also allow me to play a key role in preserving Oregon’s quality of life.”
You can contact Chris at email@example.com. Congratulations, Chris!