Kurt Schrader – Democrat, Independent

www.kurtschrader.com

Photo: Kurt Schrader smiling at the camera. City where I live: Canby

Skills:  I spent most of my life as a farmer and veterinarian. I grew fruit and vegetables and took care of horses, dogs and cats. I wanted to help my community, so I ran for office. In 2008, I was elected to represent our part of Oregon in Washington D.C

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A person uses a shovel while another person sits working at a computer. The label reads "Jobs."1. Our part of Oregon has many farms and forests. I will help pass the Farm Bill, a law to help farmers and folks near forest land make a good living. Many new jobs are in cities, but I will make sure people who live in the country have good jobs too.
Icon: A pencil, an apple, and a chalkboard with "ABC" written on it, and the label "K - 12." 2. I am working to pass a bill to help schools and businesses work together to teach kids the skills they need when they graduate. I am also working to make sure special education has all the money that has been promised.
Icon: A picture of a Social Security card.3. Veterans, seniors and people with disabilities earn benefits to take care of themselves.  When mistakes happen, my office helps fix it and has returned $5.5 million to people, making sure that everyone who counts on this help, gets what they need.