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Rep. Julie Parrish announces bid for re-election

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Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn/Tualatin) announced Sept. 8 her campaign for re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives. Parrish is seeking her second term in the Oregon House.

'Throughout my first term I helped pass measures to promote job creation and to reform education, but my work in the Legislature is not finished,' Parrish said. 'We need to increase our efforts to redesign Oregon's government services, facilitate successful private-sector businesses that create jobs, and improve educational outcomes for our children.'

As a first-term State Representative, Parrish served on the House Education, Health Care, Human Services, and as the Vice Co-Chair of the Veterans Affairs committees.

She passed several bills during the 2011 session, including a measure to extend 124th Avenue in Tualatin to improve transportation links between South Metro cities.

Parrish earned a 100 percent score on bills promoting job creation and economic growth, according to the Oregon Prosperity Project, a coalition of Oregon business and trade representatives.

Parrish also passed a measure allowing higher educational institutions to partner with charter schools.

She also introduced a bill early in the session to allow parents to transfer their children to the school district of their choice. The concept came back as a committee bill at the end of the session, and was signed as part of the education package by the Governor.

Parrish resides in West Linn.

She has three school-age children in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. She co-owns a small business. Her husband, Mark, is a colonel in the Oregon Army National Guard.