Representative Tim Freeman
Deep Roots in Southern Oregon
Representative Freeman understands firsthand the challenges and issues affecting House District 2. He grew up right here in Douglas County with his mom, dad and 3 brothers. His dad owned a small business all of his life, as did his father before him.
Tim worked as a field mechanic for Don Whitaker Logging to put himself through college and support his family until he bought his own business in 1991. He has owned and operated Freeman’s Garden Valley Shell in Roseburg for almost 20 years. He and his wife of 26 years, Angelia, met and married in Oakland and are now raising their two children in Roseburg. Family is the most important thing to Tim which is why he hopes to help create a community where his children will choose to stay and have opportunities to thrive.
Making a Difference
Representative Freeman became involved in public service in an effort to re-open a critical fire station in Roseburg. He was soon appointed to the Roseburg Budget Committee where he was an active member from 2001 through 2008. In 2003 he decided to run for the Roseburg City Council because he wanted to make a difference. Representative Freeman served for 5 years on the Roseburg City Council, 3 of which he was elected by his peers to be Council President. He resigned in 2008 in-order to run for the State Legislature.
His primary emphasis while in office was supporting public safety. He played a key role in the design and construction of the new Public Safety Center in Roseburg. This center is instrumental in increasing efficiency by bringing local fire and police together into a single community oriented facility. He also helped to develop a program for placing police officers in our public schools to ensure our children have a safe place to learn.
During his service on City Council, Representative Freeman was elected chair of the League of Oregon Cities, General Government Committee receiving an inside look at how truly diverse the state of Oregon is and working with other city representatives to shrink the divide between rural and urban Oregon. He also served on the Ambulance and Urban Renewal Agency Boards and ODOT Highway 138 Corridor Study Steering Committee.
A Community Volunteer
Tim does more than just serve as State Representative. Representative Freeman has volunteered as an assistant football coach for 4th and 5th graders. He has served on the Roseburg Jaycees and is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Music in the Half Shell committee for many years and continues to help with those events whenever he can. Tim has a love of motorcycles and is active member and past president of the local Harley Club. He helped the group start the local toy run, and participates in patriotic events sponsored by the club.
Tim is a member of the Douglas County Senior Services Advisory Council, the Roseburg, Canyonville, Myrtle Creek, and Riddle Chambers of Commerce, Douglas Timber Operators, the Roseburg Executive Club and the Marine Corps Club. He is also a strong supporter of our men and women serving in the military sponsoring the Veterans Day Parade for the last 3 years and working actively with the Douglas County Veterans Forum.
Here to Serve You
As a local business owner and a family man, Tim shares the same concerns all southern Oregonians have. When the opportunity arose to run for the State Legislature, Representative Freeman took on the challenge. In order to make the changes necessary to make House District 2 a better community to work, live and play in, he felt he needed to be able to join with others who share the same vision and are willing to work toward the same goals.
With Tim’s natural leadership skills and ability to get things done it is no surprise that during his first session serving in the State Legislature Representative Freeman was appointed to the House Republican leadership as Deputy WHIP and appointed to the Oregon Homeland Security Council. In 2010 he was elected House Republican WHIP by his fellow legislators.
As a member of the Republican Leadership Team he will work to advance an agenda focused on economic development, budget reform, and job creation. To learn more about the House Republican’s 2011 Jobs and Reform Agenda please go to www.oregonhouserepublicans.org/files/2011_agenda.pdf.
During the 2011 legislative session Representative Freeman serves as Co-Chair of the budget writing Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services as well as a member of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee and the House Rules Committee.
Representative Freeman is honored to serve the people of House District 2 in the Oregon State Legislature. He knows personally how vital it is that government and its leaders are accessible and encourages everyone to contact him with any issues or concerns you might have.