Former State Senator Joanne Verger passes

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon

Former Oregon State Senator Joanne Verger passed away. She was known as a lawmaker who stood up for property rights, voted against many key taxes and was very independent.

Hon. Rick Metsger announced the passing, “Joanne would go on to serve in the Oregon State Senate where her grace and charm were only eclipsed by her passion to be a voice for rural communities. When Verger deemed something important, she had a way of grabbing an opponents’ hand and leading them to her side of the argument. Her focus was on jobs, schools, and community vitality. Soft spoken but firm, Joanne Verger legislated from the heart and executed with tenacity.”