Meet Paul

Oregon State Representative – Speaker Pro Tempore

Occupational Background:
(Retired) Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union Rep.
Independent ContractorPaul fly-fishing in AK

Educational Background:
Lane Community College
University of Oregon 
- Certificate from University of Oregon Labor Education & Research Center
 Central Washington University
Various Professional Courses

Government Experience:
Oregon State Representative District 8
(2004 – current)
-House Committee on Business and Transportation (Chair)
-House Committee on Energy and Environment
-House Committee on Rules
-Joint Committee on Capital Construction (Co-Chair)
-Joint Committee on Ways and Means

Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee, Chair
Oregon Workforce Investment Board


Certificates & Awards:
OLCV Innovator of the Year (2017)
Oregon AFL-CIO Legislator of the Year (2015)
Oregon Recreation and Parks Association award for Legislative Advocacy
Certificate of Meritorious Service, Oregon State Apprenticeship
and Training Council
Award, Eugene Human Rights Commission
Labor Leader Award, AFL-CIO Lane County Labor Council
Certificate of Recognition from Chair of the Lane County Commissioners
Advocate for Oregon Youth Award, Northwest Youth Corps

Community and Organization Service:
Lane County Labor Council, Vice-President
Ya-Po-Ah Terrace Retirement Association, Board
Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1273, Secretary/Treasurer
Kid Sports Coach

Paul was born in Eugene in 1954 and lives in south Eugene with his lovely wife Terrie. They have a son Justin, Daughter in Law Carla and two grand children. Paul attended Central Washington University, the University of Oregon, and Lane Community College. In addition he has completed various professional and technical courses. He has received a licenses in real estate sale and appraisal, and construction contracting.  Paul has worked in the construction and real estate industries in Oregon, along with a stint in Alaska and California. Paul received a certificate of meritorious service from the State of Oregon for his service as chairman of the Eugene Construction Trades Apprenticeship Committee.  He has served as executive secretary of Eugene’s local Carpenters Union and as vice president of the Lane County Labor Council. He has also been a small business owner.  He retired as a union representative with the Pacific Northwest Carpenters.