John founded John Watt Associates in 1999 after serving four terms as an Oregon State representative from Medford. Prior to his involvement in politics, John ran a small business and was involved in the computer industry at its advent, providing solutions to business clients in Southern Oregon. John’s unique experience as a small business person, current Chamber lobbyist, and former legislator positions him well to advocate effectively for the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce and its member Chambers. Dedicated to a strong community as well as strong businesses, he serves on several civic boards in Medford. John loves to travel with his wife, Cathy, and spend time with his family.