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Jo Rae Perkins

You deserve a U.S. Senator in DC, who stands tall for their country and will deliver on their word; A “Main Street American” just like you. I am a hard-working, hard-hitting Oregonian with Heartland Values and I take my vows very seriously. I pledge to honor my Oath of Office and keep all of my promises.

Jo Rae and her husband George were married and moved to Albany, Oregon in 1978. They have 2 children and 11 grandchildren

Education

Jo Rae's accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with a minor in Speech Communication from Oregon State University
  • Associates of Science in business management from Linn Benton Community College
  • Certificate in Financial Planning from the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland
  • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Professional Background

Jo Rae’s professional background includes real estate agent, personal banker, financial advisor and insurance agent. She owned a financial planning business. Her husband George is a self-employed carpet installation contractor. She was active with several organizations over the years in the Albany, Oregon, area as a member of Greater Albany Rotary, Beta Sigma Phi, founding chair of Mid-Willamette Women’s Council of Realtors, and Willamette Association of Realtors.

Political Experience

She was President, 1st Vice President, 2nd V.P. and the Secretary of the Linn County Republican Women. She was also the past chair and is the current delegate of the Linn County Republican Party. She served on committees of the Oregon Republican Party. Since 2010, Jo Rae has been an elected Precinct Committee Person (PCP). She was appointed to the City of Albany Human Relations Commission (HRC) in 2019. Due to her initiation of dialogue, the Human Relations Commission’s 2020 goal is to impact Albany by helping the citizens of Albany learn about the services available to the homeless, those in crises and those in recovery.  Her tenure on the HRC ended in 2021 as members of the newly elected city council did not approve of her attending the Freedom Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington DC.

Hobbies/ Interests

For relaxation, Jo Rae and George enjoy going on drives in their yellow Corvette as they traverse the scenic byways and highways in Oregon. Her hobbies include gardening, photography and home improvement projects.

Jo Rae Perkins is a Main Street American who believes the US Constitution strongly and clearly spells out the role of the US Senate and the federal government. Jo Rae is a faith-filled Christian who attends services regularly in Albany. She understands the challenges of working-class Americans. In addition to running for US Senate, she runs her own micro-business, Jewelry By JP.

Belief in Oregon

We live in Oregon because we love all that Oregon has to offer: Blue Mountains, Coast Range, High Deserts, the Scenic Coastline. We Oregonians raft down the Rogue or the Deschutes Rivers or wind surf on the Columbia. We go crabbing, fishing, hunting, mining, climb Smith Rock & Mt. Hood. Some may gaze up at the stars in the Painted Hills near John Day. From Shakespeare plays in Ashland to Broadway in Portland, Portland Timbers and Trailblazers, golf at top courses like Pumpkin Ridge and Bandon Dunes; There’s simply no end to Oregon’s beautiful diversity and potential. This is OUR Oregon, from the beautiful cities in the East, to picturesque villages on the Coast, to Metropolitan Portland, and majestic towns in the mountainous South – we are ONE Oregon.

I will do what’s best for ALL Oregonians, not just the residents of our biggest cities, but our loggers, farmers and ranchers, fishermen, small business owners, our old and our young, all class levels, our families, our entrepreneurs, our vets and our law enforcement officers – everyone matters. That’s my vision and that’s my promise!

As your U.S. Senator, I will vote yes on bills that are 100% Constitutional. That is they are clearly within the duties and roles as defined in the U.S. Constitution for the U.S. Senate and the Federal Government. If not, then I am required to vote no. I will always vote against tyranny and will always vote for your Liberty and Freedom. I do not believe in compromise. It is compromising that has put our nation where we are today. I will negotiate and will do so without giving away your rights.

With the heart of a lion and the soul of a servant, Jo Rae Perkins is equipped and determined to unseat liberal Democrat, career politician, Ron Wyden.

Please join me.