As an orchardist, Senator Thomsen learned the value of hard work, a dedication to his community, and the importance of remaining honest and trustworthy in all his endeavors. He, and his wife, Kristi, raised their two daughters in Hood River, and both graduated from Hood River Valley High School.
Senator Thomsen has been a volunteer firefighter with the Pine Grove Fire Department for thirty years. In addition, he has been an active volunteer in the community as a coach and referee for Little League and OSAA youth sports. Senator Thomsen has been a past Rotary President and volunteered for a large number of varying community groups.
Senator Thomsen was appointed to serve on the Hood River Planning Commission in 1990 where he served four years before running for Hood River County Commission in 1994. Since first being elected, Chuck has served as a Hood River County Commissioner for 16 years. With the combined hard work of his colleagues on the Commission, Chuck has been instrumental in balancing the budget, creating jobs and protecting businesses in their county.
In dire times like these; the people of Oregon need elected officials like Senator Thomsen to put Oregon back on the path to prosperity. He wants his children and his constituents’ children to enjoy the same opportunities he did as a young Oregonian.