Senator Thomsen quickly proved he could identify solutions, build consensus, and get results. His knack for building relationships enables him to be a leader in the Senate no matter which party is in charge.
— Former Senator Ted Ferrioli

Of all of Senator Chuck Thomsen’s accomplishments, the most important is that he has delivered on everything he originally campaigned for. His consistency in fiscal and policy decision-making has been a breath of fresh air.

Chuck has always had two major goals: Balance Oregon’s budget without raising taxes, and promote economic growth through a better job economy. His voting record in the Senate reflects that.

The Following are bills sponsored by Senator Thomsen:

  • HB 4068: Gave Oregon Food Bank more options to put food on tables using "recatch" from commercial fishers.
  • HB 1591: Saved the Government Camp Rest Area, improved quality of 16 others
  • SB 960: Promotes economic growth by allowing agri-tourism businesses on exclusive farm use land.
  • SB 301: Reduced tax burden on small and family-owned businesses that invest in expanding their enterprises.
  • SB 219: Targets unnecessary "feasibility studies" that cities and counties are forced to pay.
  • SB 213: Reduces consumer cost of gasoline.
  • SB 212: Creates better, job-friendly revisions to Environmental Quality Commission.
  • SB 96: Allows certain employers exemption from unnecessary regulations.
  • SB 220: Streamlines job-creating infrastructure development process.
  • SB 121: Removes restrictions hampering hydroelectric power.
  • SB 276: Adds transparency to Rest Area Bill, putting Travel Information Council under yearly review.
  • SB 430: Creates deduction for charitable farmers.
  • SB 331: Improves money distribution to parks.
  • HB 2352: A fun bill, partnering the aptly-named town of Boring with Dull, Ireland.