State Senator Ginny Burdick
Ginny Burdick was first elected to the Oregon Senate in 1996, and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008.
Senator Burdick currently serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue, an appointment she received in 2008. She also serves on the Senate Committee on Rules and the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Public Affairs. In 2005 and 2007, Senator Burdick served as Chair of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety. She has also served in the past on the Environment and Commerce and Workforce Development committees.
As Chair of Senate Revenue, Senator Burdick’s main goal is to make Oregon’s finance system more stable and adequate to sustain education, health care, economic health, and public safety. During the 2008 interim, she served on the Task Force for Comprehensive Revenue Restructuring where she joined multiple stakeholders in studying Oregon’s tax system and making recommendations for improvements, including the creation of a robust Rainy Day Fund.
In the 2005 legislative session, Senator Burdick co-authored the bipartisan methamphetamine package that passed the Legislature overwhelmingly and has been credited with the virtual elimination of home methamphetamine labs in Oregon.