Bruun commits to going after a third House term


State Rep. Scott Bruun, R-West Linn, announced last Thursday that he has filed to run for a third term from House District 37.

The district covers portions of Clackamas and Washington counties, including West Linn, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Rivergrove, Stafford and Durham.

'It's been my highest honor to serve the citizens of West Linn and Tualatin as their representative in Salem,' said Bruun. 'We had many successes this past legislative session, but there is still much work to be done. I would like to serve one more term so that I may continue working for a stronger economy, safer and healthier communities and stable funding for education.'

During the 2007 session, Bruun served on the House Revenue Committee, the Health Care Committee and as vice chair of the Subcommittee on Health Care Policy. He will continue to serve on the Revenue and Health Care Committees during the 2007-2008 interim. Additionally, Bruun will be serving on Oregon's newly formed Obesity Task Force and may be serving on the governor's comprehensive tax reform work group.

Bruun is vice president and CFO of Lorentz Bruun Co., Inc., and a former vice president of Key Bank of Oregon. He holds an MBA from Portland State University and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oregon. He and his wife Alison live in West Linn with their two daughters.

'My goal as an elected representative has always been to bridge divides and find workable solutions,' Bruun said. 'During this next campaign, I want to bring people in our district together to identify what we need to do to make our community and state a better place to live, work and raise a family.'