Pam Marsh was first elected to House District
5 in southern Oregon in November 2016. Pam is currently serving as Chair of the House Committee On Energy and Environment, and Vice-Chair of the House Special Committee On Wildfire Recovery. She also serves as a member of the House Committee On Agriculture and Natural Resources, House Committee On Revenue, House Committee On Housing, Joint Committee On Information Management and Technology, and Joint Committee On Tax Expenditures.
In the 2017 and 2018 Legislative
Sessions, she served as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Economic
Development and Trade, and as a member of the House Revenue Committee, the
Joint Committee on Tax Credits, the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on
General Government, and the House Energy and Environment Committee.
Prior to joining the Oregon Legislature, Pam served the City of
Ashland as a City Councilor for four years, and as a member and chair of the city
Planning Commission and a member of the Ashland Charter Review Committee.
From 2006-2012 Pam worked as Deputy Director
of a local nonprofit providing drug and alcohol prevention and treatment.
She served as Executive Director of Ashland Emergency Food Bank from 2012 until
Pam has lived in Southern Oregon since 1994,
when she and her husband, Diarmuid McGuire, moved their four children from Palo
Alto, California, to the mountains above Ashland. In Palo Alto, Pam
worked for a state legislator, managed a cities association, and served in a
variety of governmental and nonprofit volunteer positions.
For a decade Pam was actively involved in
management and operation of Green Springs Inn and Cabins. Her family continues
to own the business, now managed by her husband and son.
ran for the Legislature because she knows from firsthand experience that
government matters. Thoughtful, targeted and leveraged policies are
necessary to protect our most vulnerable residents, lift our families, and
assist residents as they create healthy, self-sustaining communities.