Patridge has served southern Oregon in other capacities as President of the Medford City Council and three terms as a State Representative in the positions of Majority Whip and Chair of the Public Safety Sub-Committee of Ways and Means. In addition to elected office, Rob also served as General Counsel and District Director for U.S. Congressman Greg Walden.
Patridge also has private sector business experience including serving as General Counsel for Pacific Retirement Services, Inc., President of a multi-state real estate development firm, serving as Corporate Counsel for a NASDAQ traded company, as a business consultant, and small business owner.
Rob grew up on a working cattle ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon. He is an Eagle Scout and an active member of his community. Rob has served on the board of directors of numerous non-profits. He has been married to Mary Patridge for 19 years and they have two high schoolers, Maya and Owen Patridge.
Patridge has led the OLCC during one of it’s most difficult times as the agency– originally only intended to regulate alcohol– has now had to create and implement regulations related to marijuana and the cannabis industry.
Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry is exploding and was estimated to have brought in $43 million dollars to the state in 2016.