Susan Coleman’s experience as a staffer at the Capitol has equipped her with insight, judgment, and fortitude to fight for our rural way of life. 

Susan traces her Oregon heritage all the way back to 1847. That year, her pioneering ancestor, Jane Logan McNary, followed the Oregon Trail settling in Oregon City. Her Linn County roots go back four generations. Those roots are what drew her and her husband, Matt, back to Sweet Home—her mother’s birthplace. They have valued the opportunity to raise their four children there.

Susan inherited her family’s work ethic and spirit of volunteerism. She comes from a long line of people who invest in their communities; police officers, soldiers, teachers, and non-profit organizers. This heritage is what led her to run for Sweet Home City Council where she has served since February 2017. 

As a City Councilor, Susan has worked with a diverse council to streamline services, simplify codes, install some accountability measures, generate transparency in the local government, bring stability to the city’s budget, and create opportunities for small business owners. In her time as a Councilor the City has been able to improve parks, update aged infrastructure, and secure grants for further developments.

With this practical training, Susan is ready and capable to continue the fight. She is gravely concerned about some of the recently approved legislation and alarmed by some bills that were proposed during the last session. Several have the potential to cause great harm to rural Oregon.  Susan is running for State Representative because she is a qualified, experienced leader who is a level-headed voice for House District 17.

Being the Legislative Assistant to Representative Sherrie Sprenger has trained her for what it takes to get things done at the Capitol. When constituents have faced problems, she has helped them find solutions. Taking meetings with concerned citizens, she has listened and addressed their concerns. Following legislation and committee hearings has educated her on process and policy.