Category: US Representative, 5th District


US Representative:
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, 5th District

Mark Callahan – Republican

Dan Souza – Libertarian

Marvin Sandnes – Pacific Green

Kurt Schrader – Democrat, Independent

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

Mark Callahan – Republican

Photo: Mark Callahan smiling at the camera.City where I live:  Oregon City
Skills:  Occupational Background: 18+ years of Information Technology Industry experience. Educational Background: B.S. Business Administration / MIS, Pre-Law Minor, OSU; MCP, MCSE Training Program, The Computer Institute.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: A ribbon with stars and stripes and the word "Veteran" on it.1. Reform Veteran’s Healthcare allowing veterans to be go to any doctor for services. Serve those that have served us in honorable services to our country
Icon: A picture of a man and a woman with the words no entry, above a map of the united states 2. Secure the U.S. Southern Border; Defund Sanctuary Cities and States; Require eVerify.


Icon: The words "Tax Cuts," with a pair of scissors cutting through the word Tax.3. Make the individual tax cuts permanent; Work towards replacing the current tax system with a flat tax system.

Dan Souza – Libertarian

City where I live:  Lincoln City
Skills:  I am a chef and an American citizen.

3 things I will do if I win:
Icon: The US Capitol Building with a dollar sign on it and the label "Limit."1. Cut/ limit government spending! We’re $21 trillion in debt, that’s insane! Ending the pointless wars and bringing the troops home would help with that immensely.
Icon: The USA with a star over Washington DC, and the label "Limit." 2. Limiting the government itself. The government, has way too much power. It’s time we, the people, take that power back. The government should not be able to tell you who to love or who you can hate. Make America free again!
Icon: A picture of the Statue of Liberty.3. Limiting government spending and limiting the government itself will lead to liberty for all. We will be great. We will be prosperous. And we will be free!

Kurt Schrader – Democrat, Independent

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.