Joanne Verger

Joanne Verger
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 5th district
In office
2005–2013
Succeeded byArnie Roblan
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 47th district
In office
2001–2005
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceCoos Bay, Oregon

Joanne Verger is an Oregon Democratic politician and the first female mayor of Coos Bay, the largest city on the Oregon Coast, serving four terms.[1] She served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004,[2][3][4] and was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2004. She was reelected in 2008 with no major party opponent in either the primary or general election.[5]

In October 2011 Verger announced that she would not run for reelection to the Senate.[6]

She is co-owner of an automobile dealership, and has worked extensively in advertising and marketing.[1]

She is a graduate of Amite High School (Louisiana), Northwestern State University, and Louisiana State University.[7]

Verger has won a number of awards, including the Human Rights Award in 1991.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Senator Joanne Verger Legislative Website". Oregon State Legislature. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "2001 Regular Session State Government Legislators and Staff". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "2002 Special Sessions State Government Legislators and Staff". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "2003 Regular Session State Government Legislators and Staff". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election, Election Results". Lincoln County Clerk. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Verger announces she will not run for reelection to Senate". Senate Democratic Leadership Fund. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Senator Joanne Verger, District 5, Central Oregon Coast". Senate Democratic Leadership Fund. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "Joanne Verger Legislative Bio". Oregon State Legislature. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2012.

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