Bruce Starr is a successful small businessman who cares about Oregon and its future as one of the best places to live and raise a family in America.
Bruce is a native of Hillsboro, Oregon and a graduate of Portland State University. After graduating from PSU, the young entrepreneur started his own construction company focused on residential and commercial roofing and repair. His experience as a small business owner gave him a first-hand look at the challenges of growing a business and creating jobs.
In 2002, Bruce joined the Portland Business Alliance, Portland’s chamber of commerce. He focused on business development with an emphasis on international trade and from there started a new company, Cutting Edge NW, representing companies navigating the complex regulatory and tax codes at the state and federal level.
Since 1999, Bruce has served in the Oregon state legislature, in both the House and Senate. His priorities have reflected the needs of a rapidly growing region including education reform, transportation investments, and economic development incentives. He has been a leader on issues impacting the state’s economy and has focused on ways to make it easier for small businesses to grow and thrive.
Bruce is married to Rebecca and they live in Hillsboro with their two children.
Current Legislative Session
State Senator represents Western Washington County, the communities of Forest Grove, North Plains, Cornelius and Hillsboro.
Currently Serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Business and Transportation Committee and on the Senate Rules Committee.
President-Elect, National Conference of State Legislatures.