Kurt Schrader is a veterinarian, small business owner and farmer. He owns and manages the Clackamas County Veterinary Clinics in Oregon City and West Linn. The clinics treat horses and companion animals (dogs and cats).
During the 2003 Legislative Session Senator Schrader serves as a co –chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee.
During the 1999 session, he served on the full Ways and Means Committee, and the Ways and Means subcommittees on Public Safety and Transportation. During the 1998 interim, he served on the Joint Legislative Counsel Committee and the House Trade and Economic Development Committee
Schrader was a 16- year member and former Chair of the Canby Planning Commission. As a member of the planning commission, he aided in development of the City of Canby's comprehensive land use plan. He was also a member of the Canby Mayor's "Future Focus" Task Force.
He researched and developed the City of Canby's Parks Master Plan and was a board member of the South Clackamas Recreation District and developed a long-term mission and goals for the district. He is also a member of the South Clackamas Recreation Task Force. Schrader formerly worked as a research analyst in the Alaska Governor's Office.
He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, Canby Chamber of Commerce, American Veterinary Medical Association, Oregon Veterinary Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and is a board member of the Blue Heron Recreation District.
Recently he was presented an award by the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, Distinguished Leadership by a Community Planner.
Schrader lives with his wife Martha and four children on Three Rivers Farm outside Canby.
Schrader received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1973 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1977.
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