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Oregon Liquor Control Commissioners

About the Commissioners

The five citizen commissioners set policy for the OLCC. They meet monthly for one or two days to make decisions including liquor licenses, rules, contested case hearings, and appointments of liquor store agents.
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. Commissioners appoint the agency's executive director, who oversees the agency's 211 employees.

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Commission Chair Rob Patridge


Rob Patridge grew up on a working cattle ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon and has served southern Oregon as a Deputy District Attorney, President of the Medford City Council, and three terms as the State Representative from Medford where he was Majority Whip and Chaired the Public Safety Sub-Committee of Ways and Means. Rob was the General Counsel for the Rogue Valley Manor/Pacific Retirement Services, President of multi-state real estate development firm and served as the General Counsel and District Director for U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, and as a private business consultant. Rob serves on the Board of the Rogue Valley Timbers Soccer Club, and is active in Scouting. Currently, Rob serves as Klamath County District Attorney. He was appointed OLCC Chair by Governor Kitzhaber September 2013.  Rob has been married for 15 years to his wife Mary, and has two children.

PO Box 1161, Medford, OR 97501
E-mail: rob@patridge.com
Phone: 541-210-8280

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Commissioner Robert Rice


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. 
6850 SW Gable Parkway, Portland, OR 97225
E-mail: rarice1946@MSN.COM
Phone: (503) 319-6791
Fax: (503) 232-6771

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Commissioner Pamela Weatherspoon

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 responsible for Community Relations for Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Prior to that, she 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 and the Eliot Neighborhood Association. 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.

2801 N Gantenbein Ave. Portland, Oregon 97227
E-mail: preed@lhs.org
Phone: 503-413-4630

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Commissioner Marvin D. Révoal

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 Governor Kitzhaber’s Oregon Workforce Investment Board. 

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



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Commissioner Michael E. Harper, Sr.

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.  
P.O. Box 80867, Portland, OR 97280
E-mail: meharpersr@comcast.net
Phone: 503-349-8733

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Fact Sheet: Board of Commissioners

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