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Mary Nolan (politician)

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Preceded by  Anitra Rasmussen
Spouse(s)  Mark Gardiner
Succeeded by  Jennifer Williamson
Name  Mary Nolan

Preceded by  Dave Hunt
Role  Politician
Political party  Democratic
Education  Dartmouth College
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Succeeded by  Tina Kotek (as Democratic Leader) Val Hoyle (as Majority Leader)
Party  Democratic Party of Oregon
Residence  Portland, Oregon, United States

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Mary Nolan (born 1954) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. She represented District 36 (formerly District 11) in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, and served as the majority leader from 2008-2010. She ran unsuccessfully for the Portland City Council in 2012.


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Personal life and education

Mary Nolan was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is married to Mark Gardiner; they have one daughter.

Nolan was in the first class of women admitted into Dartmouth College, from which she graduated magna cum laude in mathematics.

Following her departure from elected politics, Nolan was a finalist for a position with Planned Parenthood, and was then hired in 2013 as a vice president at FamilyCare, a Medicare and Medicaid managed-care provider in Portland.

Political career

Nolan was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2000. Upon winning her second term in 2002, she was named the assistant Democratic leadership. Before the 2009 legislative session, Dave Hunt, the then-majority leader, was elected speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. The Democratic Caucus then elected Nolan as the new majority leader. She was the House Majority Leader in the Oregon House of Representatives from November 2008 until November 2010. In November 2010, the House Democratic Caucus did not re-elect Nolan to any leadership position.

According to The Oregonian, as of 2010 Nolan voted with Democrats 96.77% of the time, and had a 1.08% absence record. After Nolan voted "no" on House Bill 2001, which would have increased transportation taxes by $300 million a year in 2009, The Oregonian reported that the move could mean that she may be planning to run for another public office like Mayor of Portland or City Council because of what it meant for environmentalists who had opposed the transportation bill.

Nolan ran for a seat on the Portland City Council in the May 2012, challenging incumbent commissioner Amanda Fritz. Fritz won the runoff election in November 2012.

Committee assignments

2009 Regular Session

  • Conference Committee On HB 2227, Chair
  • Land Use Committee, Chair
  • Legislative Administration Committee
  • Rules Committee
  • Session Schedule Committee
  • Firearms

    On March 14, 2003, Nolan introduced a bill that would make it a crime to possess a gun while on a public bus.

    Electoral history

    Oregon House of Representatives, 11th district, 2000

  • Mary Nolan (D) - 18,008
  • Joan Gardner (R) - 7,752
  • Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2002

  • Mary Nolan (D) - 16,092
  • Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2004

  • Mary Nolan (D) - 25,876
  • Joe H. Tabor (L) - 3,684
  • Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2006

  • Mary Nolan (D) - 20,344
  • Frank Dane (L) - 3,520
  • Oregon House of Representatives, 36th district, 2008

  • Endorsed by Willamette Week
  • Other activities

    Nolan is the chair of the NASA industry advisory council. In the 2010 election for governor of Oregon, Nolan endorsed John Kitzhaber, the Democratic former Governor of Oregon. The Kitzhaber campaign released this statement:


    Mary Nolan (politician) Wikipedia

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