State Treasurer Tobias Read to speak to Linn Dems on Oct. 3
ALBANY – State Treasurer Tobias Read will be the featured speaker at the Linn County Democrats monthly general meeting Thursday, Oct. 3, at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.
A social time with light refreshments begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will start at 6:30.
Read was elected Oregon’s 29th State Treasurer last November. He served from 2006-16 as State Representative from District 27, which includes portions of Multnomah and Washington counties.
Read was an aide for U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers from 1999-2001. He also worked for Nike as a liaison between designers, engineers and manufacturing units.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Willamette University and an MBA from the University of Washington.
The State Treasurer sits on the Oregon Investment County and State Land Board and oversees public investing, banking, bonding and financial empowerment programs, including the Oregon College Savings Plan and the ABLE savings plan, which allow families to save for higher education, job training and disability-related expenses.
“Tobias Read knows that financial empowerment, wise investments, and sound management are foundational to the quality of life and economic opportunities for Oregonians, and key for the long-term vitality of our state,” said Linn Dems Chair Jerred Taylor. “As State Treasurer he has been implementing the first-in-the-nation, state-based retirement savings program, OregonSaves, to help put more Oregonians on the path to a secure financial future.”
Read lives in Beaverton with his wife, Heidi Eggert, and their two children.
For more about the Oct. 3 meeting and the Linn County Dems, contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.