Senator Bill Hansell #7 E-Newsletter

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From the Desk of Senator Bill Hansell  
R-Athena, District 29

Committee Assignments: Environment & Natural Resources, Ways & Means, and Ways & Means Sub Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

900 Court St. NE, S-423
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-1729

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April 4, 2013 

Dear Friends and Constituents:

Last week was a short week for us serving in the legislature but it was no less busy. We packed a week worth of work in four days, and thankfully, I was able to return home to Eastern Oregon to spend Easter with my family.

One of the highlights of last week included a briefing on wolves in the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. It is particularly important that we had this conversation, as District 29 is currently the only area with a significant wolf population – a fact those of you in Wallowa County know all too well.

FBLA students
Students visited the Capitol with FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America. Jaden Bales, to my right is a Senior at Imbler High School and holds the position of Oregon FBLA President. 

The conversation was an eye opener to those who live in other areas of the state and I am hopeful that continued education will lead to common sense legislation for wolf-management.

 Honorary Page
Jessika Osborne, a senior at Irrigon High School who was a Honorary Page for the day. Thank you for making the trip, Jessika! 

It was a pleasure to have some producers from the district come in to participate in the conversation and their knowledge of the issues surrounding wolves was extremely valuable to the committee members.

I was also pleased to be visited by a couple of high school students who are involved with FBLA and DECA. These organizations are career student organizations that provide opportunities to apply academics, integrated with leadership development, to prepare students for college and eventually their careers.

Jessika Osborne from Irrigon High school made the trip to Salem and was an Honorary Page in the Senate Chamber for the day. She is the student body president and has a 4.0 GPA.  I look forward to all of future successes of these fine young adults.

Best Regards,

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Bill Hansell, Oregon State Senator