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:
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.
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.
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.