Local farmer’s group endorses Patti Milne

Patti Milne

Patti Milne for State Senate

Woodburn, OR – The Marion County Farm Bureau has endorsed Patti Milne in her race for State Senate District 11. The Marion County Farm Bureau joins a growing group of organizations and local leaders who are supporting Milne, including Oregon Family Farms, the Oregon Taxpayer Association, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers and Salem Mayor Anna Peterson.

“Farming families are a big part of our community’s economic foundation,” said Milne. “We must give them the tools they need to be successful. I’m proud of their support, and look forward to serving as their voice in the State Senate.”

Local county farm bureaus like the Marion County Farm Bureau make up the foundation for Farm Bureau at the state and national levels. Oregon has 32 organized, active county Farm Bureaus covering all 36 Oregon counties. Each county Farm Bureau has its own board and officers and is a vital link between the organization’s membership, its policy development, and implementation efforts.

The Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a voluntary, grassroots, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state’s farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. As Oregon’s largest general farm organization, its primary goal is to promote educational improvement, economic opportunity, and social advancement for its members and the farming, ranching, and natural resources industry as a whole. “The voice of Oregon agriculture,” OFB works to find solutions that will benefit all of the state’s agriculture producers.

Patti Milne has served the Woodburn-Salem community as an elected official for the past 25 years, as a member of the Woodburn School Board, State Representative, and Marion County Commissioner. She is president of the Woodburn Rotary and a member of the Salem and Woodburn chambers. The Woodburn Chamber of Commerce named Milne the 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year. Milne and her husband Stan moved to Woodburn 30 years ago. They have three children and three grandchildren.