Category: US Representative, 4th District


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, 4th District
Art Robinson* – Republican, Constitution
Richard R Jacobson – Libertarian
Mike Beilstein – Pacific Green
Peter A DeFazio – Democrat, Independent,
Working Families

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

Richard R Jacobson – Libertarian

City where I live: Eugene
Skills: Education: High School Diploma, 1976: Southwestern High, Jamestown, NY. B.S., 1981: U. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Ph.D., 1989: SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY Work: Research Chemist: Coromed, Inc.; Lead Chemist: SI Group; Senior Lead Chemist: Hexion, Inc.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: The USA with a star over Washington DC, and the label "Limit." 1. As a Libertarian candidate, I will work to maximize personal freedom and liberty and reduce the impact of government on people’s lives.


Icon: Two people shaking hands, with a briefcase in the middle, briefcase has dollar sign on it, both people are on top of the map of the United States 2. I will support free, fair and open market trade among all people, both within and outside of the United States.


Icon: The peace symbol.3. I will promote peace and prosperity for all people in the United States and the world.

Mike Beilstein – Pacific Green

Photo: Mike Beilstein smiling at the camera. City where I live: Corvallis
Skills:  Retired after 30 years as a research chemist working primarily in nutrition.  Served fro 12 years on the Corvallis City Council.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A jet, tank, and military rifles above the word limit.1. Introduce legislation to reduce violence both criminal and military.  Reduce access to guns. Limit defense spending and shut down US overseas military bases.
Icon: The sun, a lightning bolt, and a wind turbine in a grassy field 2. Stop funding fossil fuel development.  Tax carbon emissions.


Icon: People sitting at a long meeting table, with an X over them, and the label "Greed."3. Tax structure, including carbon tax, that makes the wealthy pay their share.

Peter A DeFazio – Democrat, Independent, Working Families

Photo: Peter DeFazio smiling at the camera.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:
Icon: A picture of the state of Oregon with a health cross in the middle1. 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.

Icon: A ribbon with stars and stripes and the word "Veteran" on it.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.
Icon: A diploma, a graduation cap and a book, with the label "College."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.