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Oregon Liquor Control Commissioners

About the Commissioners

The citizen commissioners set policy for the OLCC. They meet monthly for one or two days to make decisions.
 
Commissioners are appointed by the governor to four-year terms, subject to senate confirmation, each representing a state congressional district, with one from the food and beverage industry. Board members may re-apply for a second term. Commissioners appoint the agency's executive director, who serves as the secretary of the commission and custodian of commission records.
The authorities of the Commission are set out in 471.730 some of which have been delegated to the Executive Director. The authorities include setting agency policy, adopting administrative rules, approving liquor and marijuana licenses, approving license denials, approving Final Orders, ratifying settlement agreements, appointing liquor agents, confirming products in warehouse, setting the price formula, including any surcharges.


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Commissioner Paul Rosenbaum

 
 
 
 COMMISSIONER PAUL ROSENBAUM
WESTERN DISTRICT
 
Paul Rosenbaum, representing the Western District, is currently Chief Executive Officer of SWR Corporation and previously served as Chairman of the Board and CEO for Rentrak Corporation as well as Chief partner at Rosenbaum Law Center.  He was appointed to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in September 2017. Rosenbaum served as a Representative in the Michigan Legislature from 1972-1978, during which time he chaired the House Judiciary Committee and was legal counsel to the Speaker of the House.  Under Governor Kulongoski, he was one of nine members on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Portland, during which he was Vice Chair for four years. Rosenbaum currently serves on the board for the De Paul Treatment center, Oregon’s largest treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse, is on the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute Foundation Advisory Council and is the Immediate Past President of Providence St Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees.

Phone: (503) 872-5006
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Commissioner Robert Rice

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COMMISSIONER ROBERT RICE
PORTLAND
1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
 
Robert Rice, a Portland restaurant owner, was appointed to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in July 2003. Rice, who owns the Virginia Café, represents the hospitality industry as well as the 1st Congressional District.  Rice serves on the boards of the National Restaurant Association and Liberty Northwest Insurance Companies. In the past, he worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. as a certified public accountant and head of the firm’s small business division for the Portland region. Rice also served as president of the Oregon Restaurant Association and the Columbia Edgewater Country Club, and was a board member of Associated Oregon Industries. 
 
Phone: (503) 319-6791
 
 
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Commissioner Jennifer Currin

 

COMMISSIONER JENNIFER CURRIN
PENDLETON
2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Jennifer Currin, partner at Corley, Byler & Rew law firm in Pendleton, was appointed to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in September 2017. She is an active member of the Pendleton community, serving as a volunteer for the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon for more than 25 years. She is also involved as an announcer for the Pendleton Junior American Indian Beauty Pageant and is a member of the Pendleton Rotary Club. Currin is a graduate of Willamette University and received her Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho College of Law.

E-mail: jencurrin500@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 310-9252
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Commissioner Pamela Weatherspoon

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COMMISSIONER PAMELA WEATHERSPOON
PORTLAND
3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
 
Pamela Weatherspoon was born in Southern California and was raised in Southern Oregon. She received her bachelor degree in Communications with a minor in Black Studies from Portland State University. Currently, Weatherspoon is the Program Manager of Diversity and Community Engagement for Legacy Health. Prior to that, she was responsible for Community Relations for Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and she also worked as the Community Relations Director and African American Mentoring Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. She is currently engaged in the community in numerous ways including being a volunteer big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, board member of the Make it Better Foundation for the Portland Trail Blazers, advisory board for the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, as well as board of directors for Partners in Diversity and Healing Hurt People. In 2009 she graduated from leadership Clark County, and in 2010 finished a 13-month leadership program with the National Urban League. She is in the current class of the American Leadership Forum.
E-mail: paweathe@lhs.org
Phone: 503-415-5421
 
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Commissioner Marvin D. Révoal


COMMISSIONER MARVIN D. RÉVOAL
 
EUGENE
4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
 
Marvin D. Révoal, is owner and Senior Principal of Pacific Benefit Planners - an Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty agency. He served as a police officer in Springfield and Eugene prior to opening his insurance company in 1989. Révoal has years of business leadership experience relating to board development, strategic planning, financial stability, and continuation planning for nonprofits and private business. In addition to his service on nonprofit boards, Révoal served on the Eugene Chamber of Commerce executive board for ten years including two years as Chairperson. He is a member of the Governor's Oregon Workforce Investment Board. 

E-mail: mrevoal@pacificbenefitplanners.com
Phone: 541-341-3478
 

 

 

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Commissioner Michael E. Harper, Sr.

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COMMISSIONER MICHAEL E. HARPER, SR.
PORTLAND
5th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
 
Michael E. Harper, Sr. was appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in June 2011. Harper has been an agent with State Farm Insurance for more than 20 years. He played basketball for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons, and spent the following six seasons playing across Europe. He has coached numerous basketball teams at the elementary, middle and high school level for over 10 years. In addition, he has coached basketball at the University of Portland and is currently an assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College. He has served on the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board and the Oregon Commission on Children and Families.  
  
E-mail: meharpersr@comcast.net
Phone: 503-349-8733

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