Brian Clem

Brian Clem

Brian Clem
Candidate for State Representative, 21st District


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  • State Representative
  • Small Business Owner

Occupational Background

  • Family Farmer
  • Director of Salem Field Office for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
  • Legislative Assistant to State Senator Cliff Trow

Educational Background

  • B.S. Political Science, Oregon State University, OSU Student Body President; 1993-1994

Prior Governmental Experience

  • 6 term State Representative (2007-2020) 
  • Four-term Chair – Oregon Student Assistance Commission

Brian Clem—As Oregon as it gets.

Endorsed by: Oregon Education Association, Oregon AFSCME Council 75, Oregon School Employees Association

“I believe in our Citizen Legislature and work to bring people together from diverse backgrounds to solve Oregon’s problems. I try to never forget where I came from or who I was elected to serve: working families, kids, seniors and small business people who don’t have lobbyists. I’m proud to be their voice.”

Addressing Climate Change – Brian voted for the Clean Energy Jobs bill in 2019 and supported similar legislation in 2020. Climate change is real and we must act.

Stopping Gun Violence – Brian sponsored the Safe Storage legislation in 2020. A bill that would require that firearms be locked up when children are present or people leave their home.

A Contract is a Contract – Brian was the only Democrat in the entire Legislature to vote No against cuts to the Public Employee Retirement System in 2013 and he voted No again to the cuts in 2019. Brian stands with our hard-working State employees.

Standing up for Reproductive Rights – Brian voted to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control and require insurance companies to cover 1-year birth control prescriptions. He is 100% pro-choice and opposes any attempts to restrict access to abortion.

Ending Citizens United – Brian was Chief Sponsor of legislation to force Congress to finally say that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

Reducing Class Size – Brian was Chief Sponsor of legislation requiring mandatory class size discussions between school boards and teachers. The days of 35 students in a classroom must end.