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Legislator PhotoSenator Laurie Monnes Anderson

Democrat - District 25 - Gresham

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-211, Salem, Oregon 97301



Laurie Monnes Anderson was elected to the Oregon Senate in 2004 after serving 2 terms as a Representative for District 50. She currently represents Senate District 25, which encompasses the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale & Wood Village. She is a long-time resident of Gresham and attended Gresham High School. She is a retired public health nurse and manager.

Outside of the Legislature, she serves on many boards, including the West Columbia Gorge Chamber, and the Human Solutions Board. She is a member of the Oregon League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Gresham United Methodist Church, the Oregon Child Care Commission and Stand for Children.

She holds three degrees: a Bachelor in the Science of Nursing (BSN) from Radford University, a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Willamette University.

As a county public health nurse, she worked in a variety of areas, with drug addicted moms, drug addicted babies, at risk seniors, and with teens in a school based health center.  She also managed the communicable disease, immunization, breast and cervical cancer, field nursing, and tobacco cessation programs.  At the University of Colorado Medical Center, she worked in cancer research as a research biologist.

Monnes Anderson is also the proud mother of two grown children. Beside her work as a state legislator, she is also a public health nurse and manager. When she is not working, Senator Monnes Anderson is an avid golfer.

Below you can find a list of the Senator’s accomplishments in government:

For the past few sessions she has served as Chair to the Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee and vice chair to Veterans.

This session (2013) she is maintaining those positions but is now also on the General Government, Small Business, and Consumer Protection Committee.

As State Senator for District 25 (Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale & Wood Village):
2011 Interim:

Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy, Chair
Legislative Administration, Alternate
Veterans' and Military Affairs, Vice-Chair
Ways and Means Subcommittee On Human Services
Commerce and Workforce Development
Human Services and Rural Health Policy

2011 Session:

Co-Chair, Health Care Transformation
Chair, Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy
Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Subcommittee On Health Care Reform
Legislative Administration, Alternate
Vice-Chair, Veterans' and Military Affairs
Ways and Means Subcommittee On Human Services

2009 Session:

Chair, Health Care and Veterans’ Affairs
Commerce and Workforce Development
Human Services and Rural Health Policy

2005 Session:

Chair, Health Policy Committee
Human Resources Committee
Business & Economic Development Committee
Budget Subcommittee on Human Services


Drug & Alcohol Abuse Council
Commission on Children & Families
Pain Commission

As State Representative for District 50, 2001-2004:

Joint Natural Resources Committee
Health and Public Advocacy Committee
Water and Environment Committee
Smart Growth and Commerce Committee

Other Government Experience:

Interim Task Force on Health Care Personnel
PERS Special Session 5 Committee
Oregon Environmental Council
Healthy Kids Learn Better Coalition
Oregon Women’s Health and Wellness Alliance
Gresham-Barlow School District Board Director
Oregon School Boards Association, Board of Directors

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