Representative Margaret Doherty
District 35, Tigard
Margaret Doherty was appointed in September of 2009 to represent the people of House District 35, which encompasses Tigard, King City, Metzger, part of southwest Portland and part of Beaverton. She is continuing in a family tradition of public service.
Representative Doherty's father was in the US Coast Guard so she lived in California, Guam, Hawaii and Seattle before settling in Southwest Portland, where she graduated from Wilson High School. She continued her education by working her way through Portland State University graduating with a degree in Speech Communications and Theater. She taught at Milwaukie High School for ten years. Along the way, she picked up a Masters Degree at Lewis and Clark College. For 22 years, she was a consultant with the Oregon Education Association and represented education workers around the State. After retirement, Representative Doherty opened a home based floral design business in Tigard.
Representative Doherty has been active in her community by serving on the Tigard Planning Commission and volunteering at the Tigard Public Library for over ten years. She has always been a champion for public education and knows the importance of a good education for the children of Oregon.