Representative Deborah Boone
Representative Deborah Boone was appointed on August
4, 2004 to serve the remainder of the term for House District 32
when Elaine Hopson resigned in July 2004. Deborah Boone was re-elected
by the citizens of House District 32 in November 2004 to serve as
Deborah Boone was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated
from Grant High School and attended University of Washington majoring
in oceanography. She later changed her major to painting and transferred
to Portland State University graduating from PSU with 2 B. S. degrees
in Art and Psychology.
Deborah worked for 16 years as a legislative assistant to seven
individual legislators, with 8 of those years in House District
32. She is the co-owner of a construction company with her husband,
and she has owned and operated a restaurant and catering business.
She worked as a watershed council coordinator for 6 years, taught
parenting classes and a welfare to work program at Clatsop Community
College and worked as an educational assistant in Seaside schools.
Deborah served as a Clatsop County Commissioner and was appointed
by Governors to the Oregon Ocean Resources Management Task Force,
Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, Healthy Stream Partnership
and the Oregon Children’s Trust Fund board. She served on
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, was a member
of Head Start Policy Council, and was a founding member of the Oregon
Chapter: National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. She
currently serves her community as a volunteer firefighter.
Deborah and her husband live on the family tree farm and have raised