February 28 Newsletter

Ronald H. Noble

Nearly a month into the legislative session and I couldn’t be more excited to be working for you.  We’ve just completed our third full week in session, and I’ve had the opportunity of talking with and meeting with a wide variety of people in my district. I feel it would be helpful and educational to walk you through a typical day. I would also like to let you know about the committees I am currently on and how I am working toward keeping my commitments to our district and maintaining our priorities.


The 79th Legislative Session convened on February 3.  So far, there is no such thing as an “ordinary” day!  Busy, exciting, and productive days – but far from ordinary.  

My days include committee meetings, House Floor sessions, meetings with advocates and community leaders and – most importantly – meetings with constituents.  In between these meetings, I am reading the details on bills that are being introduced, working with my fellow Representatives to move our high priority legislation through the House, meeting with the Speaker of the House for introductions, and meeting with the team in the Governor’s office. The Capitol is busy, and constituents and other folks drop by the office frequently to meet us and say hello, which is always welcome and enjoyable.

Community Engagement

  • I had the extraordinary honor of attending the Mobilization Ceremony for Company G, 1st Battalion 189 Aviation on January 27, 2017. I was humbled to have the opportunity to shake the hands of our brave young men and women.
  • In addition, I also had the privilege of visiting with Yamhill-Carlton High School leadership students.  We had a great conversation about my experience as a freshman lawmaker, and I enjoyed receiving a tour of their facilities and hearing about their expansion program.
  • I also had the privilege of meeting with the McMinnville and Chehalem Chamber Leadership Classes.
  • The Newberg Veteran’s Group invited me to join their morning coffee group. I had the opportunity to hear about the issues important to them and to thank them personally for their service to our country.
  • A group of 150 community members attended a joint town hall meeting held in Newberg with myself and Representative Post to discuss the Newberg-Dundee Bypass.
  • Two students from Duniway Middle School have been selected to assist the legislative process as Honorary Pages.


I am currently serving on three committees:

1. Human Services and Housing Policy Committee

All things DHS… We’ve had several information sessions and will hear legislation regarding services for children, seniors, and those with disabilities. We’ll also discuss housing, vocational rehab and other issues critical to the wellbeing of many Oregonians.

2. Transportation Policy Committee

This committee hears legislation impacting all types of transportation and travel. Not only issues regarding our highways and the use of motor vehicles, but also public transit and aviation.

3. Ways and Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development

This subcommittee hears the proposed budget for the following agencies and makes a recommendation to the full Ways and Means Committee.

  • Department of Aviation
  • Business Development Department
  • Department of Consumer and Business Services
  • Employment Department
  • Housing and Community Services Department
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries
  • Liquor Control Commission
  • Public Utility Commission
  • Racing Commission
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Please feel free to contact me at the e-mail below, visit my website or call my office.  I look forward to hearing from you.



Capitol Phone: 503-986-1424
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-376, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.RonNoble@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/noble