State Representative Vicki Berger

Party: R District: 20
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-479, Salem, OR, 97301
Email: rep.vickiberger@state.or.us
Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/berger

 

Vicki Berger is part of Oregon’s story. Vicki’s father, Richard Chambers, was the author of Oregon’s landmark Bottle Bill. In 1969, Richard Chambers sought to reduce the amount of litter left on Oregon’s highways and beaches. He launched a lobbying effort that lawmakers found impossible to ignore. When the Bottle Bill, House Bill 1157, was first brought to the floor of the House of Representatives, it was defeated. The bill was later revived by then Governor Tom McCall. These events shaped Vicki’s philosophy of citizen participation and elected representation that puts good public policy ahead of partisan politics.
 
Vicki is a life long resident of Oregon’s House District 20. She has worked, owned and operated a business and raised a family in Salem. Vicki attended Salem public schools as did her three grown children. A large portion of Vicki’s community service has revolved around supporting public education.
 
Vicki’s first role as an elected official came when she was elected to the Salem/Keizer school board in 1998 where she served for four years. In 1997, Vicki chaired the “Classrooms for Kids” committee which successfully campaigned for the school bond to build West Salem High School and other facilities in Salem. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Salem School Foundation.
 
Vicki’s community service has branched out to other capacities within the Salem/Monmouth and Independence area. Vicki recently served on Salem’s Downtown Development Board. She has also been a member of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, West Salem Rotary and West Salem Business Association. As a long time supporter and member of the YMCA, Vicki was the first woman to be named President of the Board of the Marion/Polk Counties YMCA. In 2001, Vicki and her husband Jerry, were honored as Salem First Citizens by the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
 
In November 2002, Vicki was elected to represent House District 20 in Oregon’s House of Representatives. Since her election to the House, Vicki has been an outspoken advocate for creating economic incentives to promote and recruit businesses, improving public education by stabilizing funding and an advocate for fiscally responsible government.
 
 

 

 
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