Senator Arnie Roblan
Currently serving his fourth term in the Oregon Legislature, State Representative Arnie Roblan represents the serene and beautiful coastal House District 9, which extends from Coos Bay north to Florence.
In January 2011, Representative Roblan was unanimously elected and sworn in as Co-Speaker of the 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly, in a House now divided between 30 Democrats and Republicans.
Representative Roblan also serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Southwestern Oregon Transportation and Economic Development Workgroup, the Oregon Education Accountability Roundtable, the Governance Group of the Capitol Restoration Project, the Coastal Caucus and the Chalkboard Project.
Representative Roblan's commitment to his community long precedes his election to public office. He is a founding board member of Friends of New and Sustainable Industry (FONSI) and has served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Coos Bay/ North Bend Water Board, the Coos Educators Federal Credit Union, Belloni Ranch, YMCA Youth in Government and the Oregon Coastal Environments Network (OCEAN).
An educator, Representative Roblan earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington in 1971 and his M.A. degree from the University of Oregon in 1983. He began his lengthy career teaching mathematics at Marshfield High School. He was soon promoted to Dean of Students, later to Assistant Principal and finally, in 1989, to Principal.
Representative Roblan retired in 2004 and was elected to the Legislature that same year.
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Representative Roblan's received the Milken Education Award in 1997 and, in 2002, was recognized by his alma mater as a University of Oregon Distinguished Alumnus. Representative Roblan and his wife Arlene, who have lived in Coos Bay for the past 35 years, raised three wonderful children of whom he is very proud.