State Senate will honor Lenn Hannon

By Senate Republican Office

Salem, OR — The Oregon State Senate will remember and honor former State Senator Lenn Hannon (R-Ashland) on May 26 during an executive appointments session. Hannon passed away on Thursday, April 1. He was 66. “Lenn Hannon was a picture of unflinching and faithful public service in the Oregon Senate,” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “He was loved and respected by his colleagues from both sides of the aisle. He served his state with great ability and grace. It is our privilege to remember and to honor him.” Hannon served in the Oregon legislature for 29 years as a State Senator from southern Oregon. For many years he was a member of the budget writing Ways and Means Committee, and in 2003 he was elected President Pro Tem by an evenly divided Senate. Hannon was married to his wife Dixie, and together they had one son and four daughters.

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  • Anonymous

    I’ll always remember Lenn Hannon. He was presented a term limits protection pledge in 1994 by a conservative colleague who was gathering lawmakers’ signatures for the group defending the 1992 voter-approved law. Hannon promptly took the pledge form and traced his fist on it with the middle finger extended. He handed it right back saying, “Here’s your [expletive] pledge.’

    It took Kitz, the Legislature and the Courts a while longer to actually get the dirty deed done and restore the seniority system to its rightful place in American government. What a great Republican, Lenn Hannon. May he rest in peace.

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