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​Representative Phil Barnhart

Democrat - District 11 - Central Lane and Linn Counties

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1411    District Phone: 541-607-9207
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-279, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 71188 Springfield, OR 97475

Dear Friends,

Welcome to my website. I hope to enrich your virtual experience of The Oregon Legislature by sharing a vision of effective policy making, responsive constituent interaction and good governance. I want to provide you, the constituent, ways to get information you need and to share your concerns with me.

During the last two years we have all faced challenges greater than we could have imagined.  Our ability to support one another, protect our community’s most vulnerable citizens, and work toward a greater tomorrow will be key to our success as a community.  No doubt we will encounter more difficulties, but I also know that if we stay strong and think creatively we will find a brighter future.

My top legislative priorities include promoting job growth both in the short term through being an advocate for small businesses that hire Oregonians and in the long term by working to fully fund our kids education, supporting struggling families, and creating more fairness in our tax system.

I want to know how you feel about particular issues that affect your family, your kids, your job and your neighborhood. Please write to me. I am here because of your continued support and I take your views very seriously.

Sincerely yours,


State Representative
Central Lane and Linn Counties

2016 Session Adjourned

Rep. Barnhart's Legislative Report – End of 2016 Session


The 2016 Session lasted 32 days and accomplished much for Oregonians. To complete our work within the 35-day Constitutional limit, nearly all of the preparation was done well in advance, with bills introduced and assigned to committees before the session even began. While some worried complex legislation

February 2016 Short Session Legislative Report, 2/9/2016


By State Representative Phil Barnhart

The short session of the legislature is already well underway. We only have a month left to complete the business of the House this year and there is a lot to get done. There are still a number of bills in

December 2015 Legislative Report - 12/21/2015


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Rep. Barhart accepts OSPIRG's petition demanding action to stop overuse of antibiotics, Oct 22nd 2015

Dear friends,

With the 2015 legislative session shrinking in the rear-view mirror and the short 2016 legislative session looming, I'm hopeful for significant progress on the pressing issues facing our state this February.