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Bill Moshofsky

Bill Moshofsky


Bill Moshofsky is Vice President, Government Affairs for Oregonians in Action, and President of Oregonians in Action Legal Center and Oregonians in Action Education Center. Oregonians in Action authored the 2004 "Ballot Measure 37," a successful referendum that requires compensation to landowners for losses from regulatory takings.
Bill grew up on a small farm north of Beaverton and graduated with honors from Beaverton High School, The University of Oregon, and the University of Oregon Law School.

Bill practiced law in Klamath Falls and Portland for 10 years before joining Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where, during his 23 years with the company, he became Vice President, Government Affairs, Environment, and Transportation.

In 1982, Bill left Georgia-Pacific to run for Congress in the 1st district, and ran again in 1984. He then returned to private law practice as a partner in Moshofsky, DiLorenzo and Dietz.
Bill served in combat in World War II as an Infantry Officer and was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict as a legal officer.

Bill has been active in many civic, business and professional organizations, including: Board of Directors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Executive Committee, National Forest Products Assn.; Board of Directors, Associated Oregon Industries; Board of Bar Examiners, Oregon State Bar; Chairman, Central Volunteer Bureau; Chairman, Oregon Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Bill has served as a Volunteer, nearly full-time, with Oregonians in Action organizations since 1989. He is the author of Regulatory Overkill, on Oregon's land use regulations.

Conference Speeches

"Regulatory Taking Compensation—The Successful Oregon Measure 37 Referendum" - Speech from the Ninth Annual Conference
"Property Rights Wrap-Up" - Speech from the First Annual Conference


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