Patrick Sheehan for State Legislature

About Patrick Sheehan.

Patrick Sheehan was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010, and sworn-in to the 76th Legislative Assembly on January 10, 2011. Patrick is an entrepreneur and former instructor at Clackamas Community College. This is his first term in the Legislature. He has brought honesty, common sense and transparency to House District 51 by offering candid and through answers to questions from constituents and media – never talking points.

Patrick continues to work hard to pass the Funeral Civility Act, which seeks to stop funeral protesters from disturbing grieving families. Additionally, Patrick has pushed for policies to reign-in Metro's power over Clackamas County, held Multnomah County accountable for spending economic development dollars on the east side, and requiring the state to save for building maintenance rather than ask for continuous taxpayer bailouts.

In committees, Patrick holds-the-line on unnecessary legislation to stop the growth of tedious and confusing laws – while fighting hard for real protections that matter to Oregonians.

House Committee Assignments:

  • Co-Vice-Chair of Transportation and Economic Development
  • Co-Vice-Chair of General Government and Consumer Protection
  • Member of Higher Education
  • Member of Legislative Audits and Information Technology

Work Groups:

  • Business Energy Tax Credits
  • Regulatory Streamlining

National Appointments:

  • Vice-Chairman of the Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Member of the Transportation Standing Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures

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Experience that matters.

Since 1997, Patrick has owned and operated Crazy Fingers Design Group Inc., an advertising agency with a focus on interactive communication, strategy and design. Today, Sheehan works with dozens of corporate clients nationwide to develop strategies and deploy solutions that leverage web-based technologies. The goal is to make processes more efficient, strengthen brand images, and achieve a rapid return-on-investment through niche growth categories. It's this talent for situational analysis and goal-oriented creative problem solving that Sheehan has brought to the State Legislature.

In the early days of the company, Sheehan was part-time faculty at Clackamas Community College, where he taught computer graphics off-and-on for close to a decade. Patrick also volunteered on the college's Business Advisory Committee, helping craft the Business Department's curriculum requirements for certificate programs.

In 2003, Patrick moved his home and business to Clackamas, frustrated with the City of Portland's environment of oppressive taxation and over regulation. It was at this time that Sheehan became active in local politics, volunteering for a number of candidates and measures and serving as a precinct committee person (PCP) for the Republican party. This is the first time Sheehan has served in elected office other than PCP.

In 2006, Sheehan became a licensed Realtor® while developing an online real estate platform to help Realtors reach For Sale By Owner clients. The real estate bubble's burst has put the online project on hold, but Sheehan still actively markets and sells property to families relocating to Clackamas, Happy Valley, Oregon City, West Linn and Lake Oswego.

Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in 1996, where he worked all four years at the Daily Evergreen Newspaper - ending his college career serving two semesters on the Editorial Board as a section editor. He graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton in 1992.

Patrick lives in unincorporated Clackamas County. He is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and 30-year resident of Oregon. He serves on the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is an avid fly-fisherman, downhill mountain biker and guitar player.

Vic Atiyeh
Governor of Oregon, 1979-1987

Sheriff Craig Roberts
Clackamas County

Lori DeRemer
Mayor of Happy Valley

Steve Spinnett
Mayor of Damascus

Jeremy Ferguson
Mayor of Milwaukie

Rob Wheeler
Former Mayor of Happy Valley

Alan Hull
Estacada Fire Chief

Michael Morrow
Happy Valley City Councilor

Tom Ellis
Happy Valley City Councilor

Major Don Gilger
Salvation Army Portland Metro Coordinator

Business Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon (NFIB)

Associated Oregon Industries

Oregon Business Association

Oregon Association of Realtors®

North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce

Portland Business Alliance

Construction Industry

Oregon Home Builders Association

Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon

Associated Builders and Contractors, Pacific NW Chapter

National Electrical Contractors Association

Public Safety Organizations

Oregon Chiefs of Police Association

Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance PAC

Advocacy Organizations

National Rifle Association of America Inc.

Oregonians in Action

Oregonians for Food and Shelter


Oregon Farm Bureau Federation

Oregon Association of Nurseries


Oregon Family Farm Association

Associated Oregon Loggers

Public Employee Unions