Steve March

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Steve March (D) is the Oregon State Representative for State House District 46. He was re-elected in 2004, beating William C. Cornett (R) and Eric Dickman (L).



Steve March grew up on a ranch in Northern California. Growing up in a rural area, he attended a two-room school for grades one through eight, and attended high school in the town of Woodland. He went to college at what was then Sacramento State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and a secondary teaching certificate. During the 70's and 80's Steve worked as a Legislative Consultant for Elections and Reapportionment for the California State Senate.

Steve came to Oregon in 1986 to help friends build a log cabin in Central Oregon and decided to stay. After living and working for a year in Deschutes County, he moved to the Portland area. Since moving to Portland, he has completed a Ph.D. as well as a Masters in Urban Studies at Portland State University, and received a Gerontology Certificate along the way.

As a Senior Management Auditor for Multnomah County during the 1990's, Steve conducted performance audits. Other past experience includes being a substitute teacher in Washington and Deschutes counties, serving as the Director of Rural Youth Employment, a youth employment training program, as well as being a managing partner in a retail business and a small business consultant.

Recently, Steve has worked as a Policy Analyst for Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito and as an adjunct professor in the Institute on Aging at Portland State University.

Steve is also very active in his community. He has served as President of the Hollywood Senior Center, Chair of the Center Neighborhood Association, Legislative Action Team for Portland Public Schools, Laurelhurst PTA Audit Committee, and as a board member for Citizens for Sensible Transportation.

Rep. March enjoys exploring Oregon's outdoors when he can and has traveled extensively through the state. A favorite escape is canoeing Hosmer Lake in the Deschutes National Forest.


Portland State: Urban Studies, Ph.D., Masters, Gerontology Certificate; Sacramento State: B.A., Social Science

Governmental Experience

Prior Governmental Experience: Audit and Human Services Budget Reform, Vice-chair; Trade and Economic Development Committee; Joint Legislative Audit Committee; Hanford Waste Board; Senior and Disabled Task Force; Legislative Council on River Governance; Legislative Committee Consultant; Multnomah County Policy Analyst and Senior Management Auditor

Committee Assignements: Vice-Chair, House Education Committee; House Budget Committee; Elections and Rules Committee; House Ways and Means Committee; Ways and Means Subcommittee On Education.



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Portland 97213
Phone: (503) 233-4157


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