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Cascade Policy Institute


"Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on Oregon state and local issues. Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity in Oregon."

Based in Portland, OR.

Officers as of October 2006: President and CEO John A. Charles, Jr., VP Tina Pisenti, Senior Policy Analyst Steve Buckstein, Policy Analyst Sreya Sarkar, Policy Analyst Bina Patel, Program Director Matt Wingard, Development Coordinator Kathryn Hickok.

Board members as of October 2006: Chairman William B. Conerly, Lawrence W. Dennis, Sr., David W. Gore, William Udy.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Abigail Thernstrom
1936   Opponent of Affirmative Action

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