For the last two decades, Rob Kremer has been a fixture in the political and public policy arena in Oregon.
He is a principal in Third Century Solutions, a public affairs firm in Lake Oswego, and is Treasurer of the Oregon Republican Party.
In the late 1990’s, Rob led the effort to pass Oregon’s charter school law. Due to his fifteen years of work in this area, which has resulted in more than 100 new schools teaching 15,000 Oregon schoolchildren, Rob is considered the “father of Oregon charter schools.”
In 2002, Rob ran for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the state’s top education policy office. He received 30% of the vote in a three-way, non-partisan race.
Rob is a prolific writer and political commentator. His articles on education policy and other issues have been published extensively, both in print and on the Internet. For ten years Rob wrote a monthly column on education policy for Brainstorm NW Magazine.
Rob was born and raised in Oregon. After graduating from West Linn High School, Rob moved to Chicago to study Economics at the University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1982. He received a MBA, also from the University of Chicago, in 1985. He and his wife Mary have two children. Jessica graduated from Biola University in 2011, and Jeff is at Duke University, class of 2013.