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Brian Boquist gained election to the Oregon House first in 2004 after Gov. Ted Kulongoski tapped the incumbent for a position with Oregon's LCDC. In 2008, the retirement of Sen. Gary George created an opening for Senate District 12. Rep. Boquist easily won the election and joined the Senate along with colleague Sen. Fred Girod.
Sen. Boquist is an outspoken critic of the current Democrat administration in all three branches of state government. In a letter to his constituents on the home page of his web site provided by the legislature, he writes:
Unfortunately, in regard to the coronavirus situation, the governor received an Oregon Supreme Court ruling giving her complete dictatorship powers. Therefore, she has refused requsts for an Article 10 special session that would limit her powers, and rejected every suggestion to better respond including protecting the most vulnerable and keeping small businesses, churches, and even your home open safely. Likewise, the majority has refused any bill from rural legislators in their two special sessions.
Until he crosses Democrat leadership, Sen. Boquist will serve on one Senate committee and four Joint committees. He will be Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance & Revenue. He will be Co-Vice-Chair (with his House Republican colleagues) on both the Joint Committee on Transportation and on Tax Expenditures. He will be a member of the Joint Committee on Information Management & Technology and the Joint Committee on the Interstate 5 Bridge.
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