About Ginny

Senator Ginny Burdick is a native of Portland’s Senate District 18. She attended Chapman and Bridlemile Schools and is a graduate of Wilson High School. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Puget Sound in 1969 and her Masters in Journalism from the University of Oregon 1973.

Before being elected to the Senate, Senator Burdick served on the Land Conservation and Development Commission from 1987-1993, including four years as vice-chair. She has served on the Oregon Board of The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Board of NARAL, Emanuel Hospital’s Council of Associates and the Program Committee of the City Club of Portland.

Senator Burdick is a communications consultant, specializing in crisis communications. She is the proud mom of two daughters: Kate, who graduated from Portland State University, and Shannon, who lives in Portland.