Tobias Read

Tobias Read

Tobias Read
State Treasurer Candidate


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Occupation: Oregon State Treasurer

Occupational Background

  • Oregon State Representative
  • Nike
  • US Treasury Department 
  • Willamette University

Educational Background

  • University of Washington Master’s degree, Business Administration. 
  • Willamette University, Bachelor’s degree, Politics and Economics.

Prior Governmental Experience

  • State Treasurer, 2017-present
  • State Land Board 
  • Oregon Investment Council
  • Oregon Retirement Savings Board
  • Oregon Growth Board 
  • State Representative, 2007-2016 
  • Oregon Innovation Council.

“I understand that we’re in the midst of an affordability crisis that impacts too many people’s ability to secure and afford quality health care, education, transportation, and housing. I also know that finance and economic policy are where progresive values come to life and begin to shape outcomes for our families and the world around us.” – Treasurer Tobias Read

Safeguarding a Path to Retirement

Treasurer Tobias Read established OregonSaves, the first in the nation state-based opt-out retirement plan that has already enabled 65,000 Oregonians to save almost $50 million towards their retirement.

“Tobias has made it easy for me to see a path to a secure retirement” – Maria Honeywell, OregonSaves Saver

Investing in Oregon Kids’ Futures

As the State’s Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer Read knows the best investment we can make is in the educational future of every Oregon child. Tobias Read has made it easier for more families to save by broadening the tax benefit and investing the first $25 in each college savings plan account opened in a child’s first year.

“Treasurer Read is committed to ensuring every child in Oregon knows we believe in their educational future.” – Becky Tymchuk, Beaverton School Board Chair

Protecting Public Retirees and Taxpayers

Treasurer Tobias Read has modernized and insourced investment management resulting in $149 million of additional pension capital for the state and retirees. Tobias Read oversees a $100 billion portfolio which under his leadership has produced strong returns that ensure public employees can retire with dignity.

“Tobias Read has saved taxpayers money and produced stronger returns for public retirees” – State Senator Rob Wagner