City where I live: Springfield
Skills: Occupation: U.S. Representative. Occupational Background: U.S. Air Force Reserve. Educational Background: Tufts University, University of Oregon M.A. Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Lane County Commission
3 things I will do if I win:
1. Lower health care costs by expanding coverage, creating lower-cost options outside of the for-profit insurance industry, protect consumers, and strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
2. The Veterans Administration should serve veterans as they did for our country. I led the charge to improve VA health care and secured funding for a new clinic for local vets.
3. I have voted against every congressional pay raise and will continue to vote against pay raises. Instead, I use the money to fund scholarships at Oregon community colleges. Everyone should have access to education without crippling debt.