About Teri

The South Coast is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I feel so privileged to call this community my home.

For the past several years, I have been working as an instructor and career coach at our local community college. Having the opportunity to work with students in the classroom as they prepare to begin their careers has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has also given me a window into just how much of a difference a quality education can make in life of a student.

My professional background is in public policy and small business and  economic development. I’ve worked with businesses large and small and have served as a policy analyst for local, state and federal elected officials. Throughout my career, identifying ways to grow our economy and establish new, family-wage jobs has always been among my highest priorities.

Prior to making Oregon my home, I worked in the Arizona House of Representatives, where I served as lead staff for the Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism Committee. Later, I served as  the government affairs manager for Maricopa County, where much of my work was centered on rural health care and how to improve efficiencies between state and county health care services. I later accepted a position with the Chamber of Commerce, where I had the privilege of advocating on behalf of over 1,000 businesses.

In addition to working with state and local government leaders, I have spent nearly 10 years working in Washington D.C. as a congressional district director and office manager. Our office focused on veterans’ services, natural resources including forest health, and rural economic development.

My public policy work has taken me all over the country, but there is no place quite like home. I’m so proud to be a member of this community and would love to have the opportunity to earn your vote and put my skills to work for you in Salem.

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As your Representative, I Will be a Champion for Our Coast, Our Community, and Our Values.
— Teri Grier
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