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Lee Beyer recently retired from the Legislature after serving for three decades in State Government. He represented Oregon Senate District 6 in the Legislature from 2011to 2023. During this time Beyer served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He previously served in the Legislature 1991 – 2001 before being appointed by Gov. Kitzhaber to the Oregon Public Utlity Commission. Upon his retirement from the Legislature, Gov. Brown appointed Beyer to the Oregon Transportation Commission.
Beyer retired as Chairman of the PUC in 2010 after serving for nine years. During his time on the PUC, Beyer also served on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and the Governor's Energy Planning Council. In his professional capacity, Chairman Beyer also served as Vice-Chairman of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Electricity Committee, as a member on the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee and Climate Change Task Force and as a member of the national Electric Power Research Institute's Advisory Council and as a Director of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Inc.
Prior to his appointment to the PUC, Senator Beyer worked professionally for over 25 years in business and industrial development. Prior to his legislative service Beyer served 6 years on the Springfield City Council. Outside of government, Beyer has also served on a wide variety of state, community, and private boards and committees. Beyer and his spouse, former State Representative Terry Beyer, have three grown children and have lived in Springfield for over 50 years.
Prior to devoting her time to Bend-La Pine Schools exclusively, she was a shareholder at Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, PC. In private practice from 1991 to 2017, she represented both private development interests as well as public entities. She has extensive experience in working with transportation system plans, transportation engineers, and planners.
Douglas Corporation, a Beaverton, Oregon based company providing administrative support services to the Federal and State Courts.
In addition to serving as a Board Member and advisor to for-profit companies, Baker is a member of the Knight Cancer Institute Advisory Council, and has served as a member of The Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees, The Washington State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Experience Works, The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board, and is a co-founder and Board Member of I Belong Here.
Baker holds a BA in Business (Accounting) from Washington State University and an MBA from the University of Washington. Oregon has been home for Commissioner Baker for over 60 years.
Written comments for the commission can be submitted to support staff at: OTCAdmin@odot.oregon.gov
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