Rep. Mike Nearman
(R-Independence) House District 23
Representative Mike Nearman has been Chair of the Polk County Republican Party, a board member for Oregonians for Immigration Reform, and has served on the Central School District Budget Committee. He has worked on various ballot measure petition drives and as a volunteer for the Oregon Citizens' lobby.
Rep. Nearman has a BA in Liberal Arts from Marquette University and a BS in Computer Science from Western Oregon University. He currently works as a Software Engineer in Salem. In his spare time, he rehabs old houses, dabbles in agriculture, and in the cold winter months can be seen hunting ducks from his kayak up and down the Willamette Valley. Rep. Nearman lives with his wife and a couple of dogs in rural Polk County, North of Independence.