Representative Kurt Schrader
For more than 20 years, Kurt Schrader has been a respected leader in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District. His background represents many of the elements of this diverse district. He understands its agricultural heritage: he raised organic crops on Canby’s historic Three Rivers Farm, where Kurt and his wife Martha raised 5 children. Kurt is also a small businessman and veterinarian, who built his veterinary clinic in Oregon City from scratch.
Kurt Schrader, however, is best known for his record of public service. After serving on Canby’s local planning board he entered the Oregon House of Representatives in 1997, moving to the State Senate in 2003 where he served as the co-chair of Oregon’s budget committee until his election to Congress in 2008.
In Congress Schrader has put his experience to work by serving on the House Agriculture Committee, House Small Business Committee and House Budget Committee. Schrader also chairs the Finance and Lending Subcommittee on small business, a rare accomplishment for a first–term member.