Senate President Peter Courtney had the opportunity to speak to the Oregon Public Health Association group visiting the Capitol on Wednesday, February 20. The group packed Room 50. It is one of the largest group to come to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers this year.
Senate President Peter Courtney visits with the Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland class at the Oregon State Capitol February 13, 2014.
Senate President Peter Courtney thanks Dave Womack of ODOT and other snow plow operators for their hard work and dedication Friday afternoon. "We take these people for granted. When we need them – like today – we really need them. They come through for us every time," Courtney said. "They're going to be working around the clock this weekend doing their best to make travel as safe as possible. I want them to know we appreciate what they do." Courtney then climbed aboard a snow plow and rode with Womack to help clear I-5 south of Salem.
"Healthy mind, healthy body. Healthy body, healthy mind." That was Senator Courtney's message to the students on hand for the grand opening of the new aquaponics greenhouse at Parrish Middle School in Salem on Oct. 24. The Senator said good Oregon vegetables and fruit like will be grown in the greenhouse are an essential part of a health diet. Having a healthy diet will help students learn better.
Senator Courtney and other legislative leaders were presented the inaugural Lynn Lundquist Award for outstanding bipartisan leadership by the Oregon Business Association at its annual Statesman Dinner Oct. 17.
Senator Courtney speaks to the crowd at the 75th Birthday Celebration for the Oregon State Capitol. He was joined on the stage by Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli, House Speaker Tina Kotek and House Republican Leader Mike McLane.
Senator Courtney meets with members of the Capitol media following the conclusion of the October Special Session on Oct. 2, 2013.