by NW Spotlight
June Hartley 1929 – 2013
Oregon has lost a great Republican – June Hartley. June served the Republican Party for more than six decades and when she served, she served with all her heart.
June started serving the Republican Party at a very young age in Malheur County, and she went on to serve the Republican Party at the state and national level.
June became the Republican chair of precinct #10 (PCP) in Malheur County at the age of 21 – a position she held for more than six decades. She served as chair of the Malheur County Republican Party and she was the founding President of the Treasure Valley Republican Women.
In 1992, June branched out and became the Republican Second Congressional Chair and State Party Secretary.
In 1996, June branched out even further and was elected the Oregon Republican National Committeewoman – a position she held for more than a decade. While serving as the Oregon Republican National Committeewoman, June served on several RNC committees, including the Rules Committee (eventually becoming the senior member on the Rules Committee for the Western Region), the Resolution Committee, and the Committee on Arrangements, subcommittee volunteers – which involved the selection of pages, delegation aids and volunteers for the Republican National Convention.
June also served on Sen. Gordon Smith’s Advisory Council, where she advised Sen. Smith on rural, farm and other Oregon issues, and June worked closely with Oregon’s Congressman Greg Walden.
Oregon has lost a great Republican.