Category: US Representative, 3rd District

Candidates

Voters choose U.S. Representatives every 2 years. There are 5 U.S. Representatives from Oregon. You vote for 1 in your district.

  • Represent Oregonians from their district in U.S. government
  • Create U.S. laws
  • Vote on U.S. laws and budget

US Representative, 3rd District

Marc W Koller – Independent, Progressive, Pacific Green

Earl Blumenauer* – Democrat

Gary Lyndon Dye – Libertarian

Michael Marsh – Constitution

Tom Harrison* – Republican

*Means that candidate chose not to submit a voting guide statement.

Marc W Koller – Independent, Progressive, Pacific Green

Photo: Marc W Koller smiling at the camera.

www.marckoller4congress.com

City where I live:  Portland
Skills:  I have a Bachelors degree in Industrial Education from the State University of New York. I have done Graduate work in Human Resources at Boston University. I worked as a High School vocational instructor. I worked during college at the Post Office.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A doctor wearing a head mirror and with a medical cross on their chest holds a sheet of paper with a medical cross and writing.1. I will fight for medicare for all. I believe that health-care is a human right and that every person living in America should receive the same quality of care regardless of their ability to pay. Mental health care must be party of the solution
Icon: A picture of a Social Security card. 2. It is imperative that we not only protect but expand social security. The social security trust fund must not be used to pay for excessive government budget deficits. Seniors deserve to live from the threat of homelessness, and to live in dignity.
Icon: A house with the words low cost under it. 3. Skyrocketing housing costs and increasing homelessness are a symptom of the disparity between the super rich and the those living in poverty. Our government has the responsibility to provide housing funds all Americans that cannot afford a safe home.

Gary Lyndon Dye – Libertarian

Photo: Gary Lyndon Dye smiling at the camera.

facebook.com/PoliGary

City where I live: Portland
Skills: Monstrous budgets, deficits, and debt are effectively producing a bipartisan totalitarian state. A crisis is coming with our unprecedented debt, which will — soon — result in catastrophic failure of the dollar (hyperinflation), if not abated.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A scale with two dollar signs balanced, with the label "Budget." 1. Monstrous budgets, deficits, and debt are effectively producing a bipartisan totalitarian state. A crisis is coming with our unprecedented debt, which will — soon — result in catastrophic failure of the dollar (hyperinflation), if not abated.
Icon: The word tax with an arrow pointing down.

2. Replacing income taxes with a universal single-rate transaction tax.

 

Icon: A jet, tank, and military rifles above the word limit.

3. Reducing military and central intelligence, becoming truly defense-oriented; abandoning: imperialism/protecting offshore capital/sequestering offshore natural resources/nation-building. Demobilizing. Supporting allies friendly to our Constitution.

Eric Hafner – Democrat

City where I live: Toms River, NJ
Skills: I have worked as a labor union organizer, criminal defense consultant, advisor to foreign diplomats, hotel manager, and advised a town on medical marijuana. I am also a Rastafari Ordained Minister. My skills make it easy to help people.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A marijuana leaf with the word Rx on it1. Marijuana helps sick people. It should be legal for everyone. Pot is good. I use medical marijuana for my own health.

 

Icon: A woman, Caption: Pro Choice2. Women should have the right to abortion. The government must respect women and LGBT people as equal human beings with rights.

 

Icon: Three people hold hands. One is wearing pants, one is wearing a skirt, and one is using a wheelchair. The label reads "Civil Rights."3. Everyone needs civil rights. We need better civil rights laws to help protect people with disabilities and raise the cash amount paid for SSI and SSDI payments, while making the application process faster and more friendly to people.