Category: State Representative

Vikki Breese-Iverson

State Representative, 59th District

Photo: Vikki Breese-Iverson

Republican
www.friendsofvikki.com

City where I live: Prineville 

Skills: Current House Republican Leader, State Rep. District 55, Realtor 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Fund police, hold criminals accountable, fix measure 110

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2. We are heading into a recession, balance budget, cut agency budgets, and grow small businesses.

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3. Repeal ag overtime, work on water issues for farmers and cities, and work on land use laws affecting family farms

Lawrence Jones

State Representative, 59th District

Photo: Lawrence Jones

Democrat, Independent

City where I live: Prineville 

Skills: Public School Teacher; Retired government employee

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Support adequate funding for public education; Budgetary suppport for teacher pay; Expansion and support for additional special education programs 

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2. Support adequate funding for public education programs for disabled and special needs community; support funds for furthering disability access in Oregon; Support for training programs and job opportunities for the disabled community

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3. Protecting the environment; Supporting clean energy transitioning; Supporting/funding for job training programs to meet new fields in environmental programs and technologies 

Jonathan P Chenjeri

State Representative, 56th District

Photo: Jonathan P Chenjeri

Democrat, Working Families
http://www.jpcford56.com/

City where I live: Klamath Falls 

Skills: Teacher; Southern Oregon University; History BA, Economics Bost-Pacc, MAT – Social Studies 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Sustainable infrastructure investment and union labor 

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2. End poverty and homelessness in Oregon

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3. Climate change mitigation

Darcy Long

State Representative, 52nd District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families

City where I live: The Dalles

Skills: Finance, small business, children’s mental health, parent education and homelessness.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. More Mental Health Care

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2. Less Expensive Rent

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3. More Public Safety

Randy E Lauer

State Representative, 49th District

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Republican
https://electrandylauer.com

City where I live: Troutdale 

Skills: Public utility worker and small business owner

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Cut unnecessary government spending on homeless programs and housing that has not historically worked in Oregon.

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2. Create safer communities through police and emergency service support.  

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3. I will support the freedoms of everyone and vote no on any and all overreaching government mandates and lockdowns. 

Hoa H Nguyen

State Representative, 48th District

Photo: Hoa H Nguyen

Democrat, Working Families, Independent

City where I live: Portland 

Skills:  Student and Community Engagement Specialist at Clackamas Education Service District

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Strong Public Education – workforce development, equity, and safe schools 

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2. Transportation Justice  – access to multi module modes of transportation, safe routes to school, and pedestrian safety

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3. Climate Justice – reduce greenhouse has emissions from cars, promote clean energy homes, protect our natural resources 

Andrea Valderrama

State Representative, 47th District

Photo: Andrea Valderrama

Democrat

City where I live: Portland 

Skills: Policy advising and advocacy, coalition building, grassroots community organizing in public and non-profit sectors 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Addressing housing and homelessness crisis 

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2. Access to reproductive healthcare services, including gender affirming care and abortion

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3. Supporting working families and small businesses

Khanh Pham

State Representative, 46th District

Photo: Khanh Pham

Democrat, Working Families
www.khanhphamfororegon.com

City where I live: Portland 

Skills: State Representative; Community Organizer; Director, Oregon Just Transition Alliance 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I will fight for Bold Climate Action and Environmental Justice 

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2. I will fight for a Healthy and Inclusive Democracy

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3. I will fight for an Economy Focused on Care for People over Profit

Tim LeMaster

State Representative, 43rd District

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Republican

City where I live: Portland 

Skills: Retired, Small Business Owner, United States Marine Corps, 22 years. Enlisted as Private, retired as Major. BS Marketing, Syracuse University Military Photojournalism, S.U. Military Documentary Film Production. USMC Veteran 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Public Safety  Portland has major problems with homelessness, drug abuse, trusting the police, and violence. We are on the way to a record third year of murders mostly hurting the Black community.  We need to deal with having less personal safety. We need to select someone who will search for and recom

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2. Empower Parents in Education  Regular people should have the ability to choose a good education for their kids the same way rich people can.  Oregon has one of the worst rated education systems in the country. Our kids should not be trapped in this bad education system. Oregon should help parents pay fo

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3. Improve our Economy  Politicians forget people and businesses can pick where they live and operate. Job makers and wealthy tax-payers are leaving for states who let them keep their money.   Our local and state governments waste money and just make more taxes. They are not smart with our tax dollars.  I w

Mark F Gamba

State Representative, 41st District

Photo: Mark F Gamba

Democrat, Independent, Working Families
www.markgamba.com

City where I live: Milwaukie

Skills: I was elected to the Milwaukie City Council ten years ago. I was elected as Mayor of Milwaukie seven years ago. Before that, I was a photographer and took pictures for National Geographic and others.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Climate change is my top priority. Wildfires, melting glaciers, and rising oceans are already happening. I want the state to do more to prepare and adapt so we can save lives. We need more clean energy, less pollution, and better technology.

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2. I will push for more affordable housing. We need more construction workers to build faster. We need new laws to make it easier to build. And we need better data so we can focus state money where it is needed most. No one should have to be unhoused.

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3. Health care is too expensive and insurance companies are taking money from the people who really need it. The state government can fix this by creating a new system that gives everyone health care and is controlled by we the people, not corporations.

Annessa Hartman

State Representative, 40th District

Photo: Annessa Hartman

Democrat, Independent
www.annessafororegon.com

City where I live: Gladstone

Skills: Annessa currently works in community development and is a Gladstone City Councilor.  She has an occupational background in hospitality and studied Hospitality Management at Le Cordon Bleu. 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Annessa will always defend Oregon’s strong protections for reproductive rights, guaranteeing Oregonians can still have access to safe and legal abortion.

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2. Annessa will Prioritize housing affordability while centering mental health and addiction to address the homelessness and housing crisis. Prepare our youth for success with strong public education, affordable community college, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Grow our economy and get

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3.Annessa is the voice our growing region deserves to: Fund urgent repairs to our electrical grid and infrastructure to be fully prepared for the next ice storm, heat dome, and wildfires. She will stand against I-205 tolling and make sure Oregon City and Gladstone voices are heard.

Alistair Firmin

State Representative, 38th District

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Republican, Independent

City where I live: Lake Oswego 

Skills: My occupational experience includes performance improvement, leadership, and technology; my educational experience includes a Masters of Business Administration from William & Mary’s Mason School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University at Albany.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I am a Centrist and will Prioritize Community Safety.  I will fund the police because defunding over the past few years resulted in rising crime rates. I will reallocate funding to increase law enforcement, training and retention. I will demand accountability in our criminal justice systems. “Pol

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2. I am a Centrist and will seek to end the Homeless Catastrophe.  I will work to move the unsheltered off the streets into rehabilitation facilities.  I will work to address mental health and substance abuse issues.  I will seek to re-allocate monies to replace throwing money at problems without objecti

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3. I am a Centrist and will Improve Public Schools. I will raise expectations and standards. There is no partisan way to learn reading, writing or counting. Oregon students must be competitive in the job market of their choice. “We’re businesspeople voting for Alistair because he’ll shake up Salem. G

Jules Walters

State Representative, 37th District

Photo: Jules Walters

Democrat, Independent, Working Families
www.votejules.com

City where I live: West Linn

Skills: I owned a small business and was on the West Linn city council for two years.  I have been the mayor of West Linn since 2020.  I have a degree in Communications and will finish my masters in 2022.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I will save money by getting rid of waste.  I will fight for our cities on tolling.  I will support small businesses.

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2. I will fight to hire teachers and help them succeed. I will work to make a good education more affordable. I will work to expand job training programs.

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3. I will fight for affordable healthcare for all. I will protect abortion and birth control. I will fight back against medication price hikes.

Hai Pham

State Representative, 36th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families
https://haifororegon.com/

City where I live: Hillsboro

Skills: I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health & Science University. I founded my own business, Hi 5 Dental, where I provide care for children.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Affordable health care should be a right for everyone. I will bring my 15 years of experience to improve Oregon’s health care system for all.

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2. I was born in a grass hut in Malaysia. I know how important a safe home is. I will focus on reducing homelessness and rising costs of living.

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3. As a small business owner, I know what businesses need to do well, and will help them grow and create more good paying jobs.

Lisa Reynolds

State Representative, 34th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families

City where I live: Unincorporated Washington County 

Skills: I am a physician. I’ve been practicing pediatrics in a group practice for over 20 years in Washington County. 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I want to end poverty and to make sure all Oregonians can meet their basic needs: housing, food, healthcare, transportation, childcare, clothing. I will work to provide living wages to Oregonians, make the earned income tax credit more available for families, and increase access to programs whic

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2. We need to make sure all Oregonians have access to health care by extending insurance coverage to all. We should include important services that help keep Oregonians safe and healthy, including air conditioning units. We need improved peri-natal care, through group prenatal classes and a strong

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3. We need to address climate change. This includes bold action on transportation (fewer cars, more mass transit and bike lanes), pollution and wildfire prevention. 

Brian G Stout

State Representative, 31st District

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Republican
www.stoutforstaterep.com

City where I live: Columbia County

Skills: Small Business Owner, Graphics & Printing Production Specialist, Business Professional 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Defend our Rural Communities and Businesses, Protect our Natural Resource Industries in Oregon, Work to Lower Taxes, Fees and Regulations

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2. Restoring a Quality Educacation System – one that gets Oregon back to basics and providing our parents and children with robust choices that will help our children succeed.

3. Strong safe and clean communities are essential and we must provide our first responders and law enforcment with proper resources and enforce our current laws!

Joe Everton

State Representative, 30th District

Photo: Joe Everton

Republican

City where I live: Hillsboro 

Skills: Computer Programmer, Data Scientist.  Masters degree. 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Support our police and first responders to keep us safe and clean up our streets.  Support equal treatment for all under the law.

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2. Oregon is an expensive place to live.  We need to lower taxes and fees and lower the cost of buying a house.

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3. Keep our education standards high, and work hard to help all students reach them so they are ready for the future.  Give more control of schools to our local school boards so they can make schools work well for our communities.  Help our schools serve all students.  Everybody is different, so give parent

Susan McLain

State Representative, 29th District

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Democrat, Independent
www.susanmclain.org

City where I live: Forest Grove 

Skills:  Retired Teacher, State Representative

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. We must fully fund education and provide better support to our educators and school employees.

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2. We must strengthen our infrastructure, which includes creating more public transit and walk/bike paths, upgrading our bridges, and protecting our water resources.

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3. We must provide opportunities for all Oregonians with Affordable Housing, Fair Employment, Quality Education, and reforming our Criminal Justice System

Patrick Castles

State Representative, 28th District

Photo: Patrick Castles

Republican

City where I live: Portland 

Skills:  Previous employment was in title insurance and mortgage servicing with IBM. Currently, I am an author.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I am running to serve all Oregonians. I want to make Oregon work so that our people do not suffer from poor service from bureaucracy. When judges have to force government people to give equal pay to workers, we have a problem.

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2. Taxes makes poverty. People are hurt when the government takes money away from them. They can’t get food, medicine, and a house to live in. Then they have only tents to live in on the sidewalk.

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3. Bad people hurt good people. People who hurt other people must be put away until they are old or until they change. The police will help us keep peace.

Dacia Grayber

State Representative, 28th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families 
www.DaciaForOregon.com

City where I live: Portland 

Skills: Firefighter, Paramedic, State Representative

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Help Oregon be prepared for emergencies and disasters like wildfire. 

2. Reduce gun violence and harm. Help families be safer.

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3. Community health and safety. Connect people with healthcare and housing and good jobs. 

Courtney Neron

State Representative, 26th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families
www.courtneyfororegon.com

City where I live: Wilsonville 

Skills:  High School French/Spanish Teacher

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I will continue to fight for education funding for young children through post-secondary education.

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2. I will continue to champion a persons right to privacy and access to comprehensive healthcare, including reproductive healthcare.

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3. I will continue to fight for climate action and environmental protections.

Jason Fields

State Representative, 26th District

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Republican

City where I live: Newberg 

Skills: I am a small business owner. My business is manufacturing. I have a background in retail sales and management. I attended Rex Putnam High School in Oregon.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I will STOP new tolls on I5 and I205 that will cost each driver over $200 per month. I will vote to keep the Kicker Tax Credit so you keep more of your money. I will vote to repeal the CAT taxes because they are hurting our small businesses. 

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2. I will vote to fully fund law enforcement agencies, keep drugs and homelessness out of neighborhoods, and strengthen mental health services. 

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3. I will vote for a senior property tax freeze for anyone 65 and older. I will vote to reduce prescription drug costs. I will vote to fund Oregon Project Independence. 

Bob Niemeyer

State Representative, 25th District

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Republican
bobniemeyer.com

City where I live: Tigard 

Skills: BS Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State U. Self employed Engineer, Profession Engineer License

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Protect the People from the Government. We need the government to do its job of protecting the People by enforcing the laws, fund the police, and enforce the Constitution on Government.

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2. Our schools have been destroyed. Vouchers are the only way for Parents of Oregon’s Children to get an education for their future to be worth anything at all.  

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3. Reduce the size of government. Stop all of the unusual tax schemes such as carbon tax and toll roads. 

Ben Bowman

State Representative, 25th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families
www.BenForOregon.com

City where I live: Tigard 

Skills: I have work and volunteer experience in public education and state government. I serve on my local school board. I graduated from the University of Oregon and Stanford for my master’s. 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Lower the cost of living

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2. Build a world-class public education system

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3. Invest in affordable housing and address homelessness

Victoria Ernst

State Representative, 24th District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families

City where I live: McMinnville 

Skills:  Human Rights Lawyer, Teacher & Professor, and former plant nursery sales manager. Graduate of Newberg High School. B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. M.A. and J.D. from American University.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Equality and ensuring equal rights and access for all Oregonians is my top issue. I will fight for equity in jobs, education, housing, and healthcare.

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2. Prices for groceries, gas, housing, and healthcare are too high, and most Oregonians are barely getting. I will fight for a fair economy, fair wages, and equal access to educational and job opportunities for all Oregonians.

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3. Rural communities in this district need upgrades to their water, sewer, and road systems. I will fight for more funding for the rural communities in our district, so our rural cities and communities are safer and more secure.

Anna M Scharf

State Representative, 23rd District

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Republican
voteannascharf.com

City where I live: Amity 

Skills: Farm Office Manager, State Representative.  MBA, International Business Management, University of Phoenix; Bachelor’s Political Science, SOU Prior Governmental Experience: Perrydale School Board and Budget Committee, Polk County Fair Board

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. STRONG ADVOCATE FOR BUSINESS AND NATURAL RESOURCES – Family businesses, Main Street businesses and large employers are challenged now more than ever. Anna will continue to work to protect them from further government overreach and help gain them resources needed to be successful.

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2. The defund the police movement has made us less safe.  Our community’s value law enforcement, not lawlessness.  Anna advocated to support our law enforcement and will continue working to restore the tools they need to keep us safe.  

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3. Working with Polk and Yamhill County officials is important to Anna.  She will continue to work with local leaders to help fill community infrastructure needs and bring resources to our communities.

Anthony Medina

State Representative, 22nd District

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Democrat, Independent, Working Families

City where I live: Woodburn 

Skills:  Occupation: Senior Education Policy Analyst, State of Oregon  Occupational Background: Interim Director of Legislative and Policy Affairs, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, State of Oregon; Assistant Policy and Budget Analyst, Chief Financial Office, State of Oregon

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. School is very important. I will work to make school better for everyone in Oregon. 

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2. I take care of my grandfather and know good health is important. I will work to make sure everyone is healthy!

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3. Everyone should have the same chances in Oregon have a say in what happens. I will fight so everyone’s voice will be heard.

Ramiro Navarro Jr

State Representative, 21st District

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Democrat, Working Families
www.RJ4Oregon.com

City where I live: Keizer 

Skills:  I am a Small Business Owner and a U.S. Army Veteran. I was the Veterans Program Coordinator at Project ABLE providing peer support services for the last 5 years until starting my own automotive shop. In 2021, I was also appointed by the Governor as the Director of the Salem Area Mass Transit Board where

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. We must do more to fund education and head start programs so our children can thrive. Prioritizing child care, we can help working families get a leg-up.

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2. The cost of housing and health care is hurting everyone. We can help struggling families and stimulate the economy by focusing our investments to bring costs down.

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3. I will always protect your bodily autonomy, your right to medical privacy, and your ability to access safe and legal abortion services.

Kevin L Mannix

State Representative, 21st District

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Republican
www.mannixfororegon.com

City where I live: Salem 

Skills: Kevin Mannix is an attorney, who has owned a private law practice since 1986. Kevin also served as Oregon Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Administrative Law Judge, and Oregon State Representative and State Senator from 1989-2001.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. As a leading advocate for public safety, Kevin authored Measure 11, which created mandatory sentences for violent criminals, and established the victims’ rights amendments to Oregon’s constitution. If returned to the Oregon House, Kevin’s priorities will include restoring justice and advoc

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2. Kevin has been working to make life more affordable for working families his entire career and defeated the largest tax increase in Oregon’s history. If returned to the Oregon House, Kevin will fight to make Oregon more affordable for working families.

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3. Kevin passed more successful legislation and citizen initiatives than any other person in Oregon history (135 bills). If returned to the Oregon House, Kevin’s priorities will include pushing through comprehensive legislation to remedy homelessness, and expanding options for parents of scho

Paul Evans

State Representative, 20th District

Photo: Paul Evans

Democrat, Independent, Working Familiess

City where I live: Monmouth 

Skills:  Occupation: Teacher, Chemeketa Community College; State Representative. Occupational Background: Teacher (PSU and WOU); Master Air Battle Manager, US Air Force. Prior Governmental Experience: Board of Directors, Central School District; (2008–2011); Chair, Governor’s Task Force on Vet

3 things I will do if I win:

1. Public Safety: I value our first responders. That’s why I voted to give police the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. Keeping our community safe is a top priority for me, be it from disaster or crime.

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2. Homelessness and Addiction: I voted to increase treatment options for those battling addiction and am working to make our streets safer by finding solutions to get all people into safe, stable housing.

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3. Abortion Access: I will always vote to protect access to reproductive healthcare for women. I’m proud to be the only candidate in this race endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon.

Dan Farrington

State Representative, 20th District

Photo: Dan Farrington

Republican

City where I live: Salem

Skills: President/ Owner of Sunrise Medical Consultants, LLC.  We do Independent Medical Exams throughout the state of Oregon and Washington

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Find ways to help small businesses succeed, cut or remove the CAT Tax, and educate our youth to reach their potential to support our workforce.

2. Remove measure 110, remove SB 1510, and encourage incentives for recruiting new officers throughout the state.

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3. Raise the standards in education, quit focus on social education, prepare our youth to be part of our future workforce.

Tom Andersen

State Representative, 19th District

Photo: Tom Andersen

Democrat, Independent
ElectTomAndersen.com

City where I live: Salem 

Skills: $5 years as an attorney in litigation; 8 years as a Salem City Councilor 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Strengthen Oregon’s response to the climate crisis. Provide monetary assistance to help citizens and business convert to alternative power sources. Help electrify transportation, both personal and public. 

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2. Civil rights include a panoply of rights – racial justice, LBGQ/BIPOC rights, disability rights, women’s rights, senior rights, voting rights and more. I would: support equality for all folks in any of those classifications, work to provide equal access for all Oregonians in public and private spheres, and include all of these groups in decision making.

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3. Assist Oregon reproductive health providers, financially and protectively, to continue to provide their services. Recognize and prepare for an influx of abortion seekers from Idaho and other restrictive states. In the legislature, continue to strengthen an Oregon woman’s right to control her own reproductive choices.

TJ Sullivan

State Representative, 19th District

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Republican

City where I live: Salem

Skills: Job: Insurance Agent at Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions, Previous Jobs: Small Business Owner, Insurance Agent, Education: Portland State University, Salem Academy High School

3 things I will do if I win:

1. Everyone in Oregon should feel safe at home. We must make life safer by helping police and helping people who are homeless. 

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2. We can make Oregon the best place to live, work and grow a family. We must help small businesses with laws that help grow our economy.

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3. Oregon’s schools are falling behind. We must help students with better learning.

Rick Lewis

State Representative, 18th District

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Republican

City where I live: Silverton  

Skills: 40 years in law enforcement & as a police chief.  Bachelor of Science – University of Wyoming

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. As Vice Chair of the House Veterans and Emergency Management Committee, I remain dedicated to serving our veterans and funding programs and services vital to our military veterans and their families.

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2. I support law enforcement and the victims of crime and work to hold criminal offenders accountable within the framework of Justice reinvestment.

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3. I will continue my efforts to get control of government spending on programs with no long term sustainable funding in order to improve the cost of living for families at all income levels.  Out of control spending drives up the cost of living as government raises taxes to support the programs they crea

Jesse S Smith

State Representative, 18th District

Photo: Jesse S Smith

Democrat
https://www.smithfororegon.org

City where I live: Silverton

Skills: MBA City University of Seattle, BA Whitman College. Full-time parent. Computer programmer, author, solopreneur. Previous work included farm, restaurant, customer service, maintenance, and a year as a teacher at a language school overseas.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Public education. The younger generation should have access to quality public education, to prepare them for good citizenship and for the economy of the future.

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2. Fair pay. All workers deserve fair pay for their work. People who work for a living should be able to live on their wages and get ahead in life.

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3. Universal Health Care. In a society as advanced as ours, no one should lack access to essential evidence-based health care, especially preventative care.

Ed Diehl

State Representative, 17th District

Photo: Ed Diehl

Republican, Democrat
eddiehl.com

City where I live: Scio 

Skills: Occupation: Business Owner.  Occupational Background: Co-Owner/President,Concept Systems Inc.   Educational Background: Bachelor and Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.  Prior Governmental Experience: 20+ years in business and community on the receiving end 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Support our police. Restore law and order, advocate for crime victims.

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2. Tackle homelessness. Lead with compassion, expect accountability.  Eliminate homeless tent camps.

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3. Local control of education, real school choice.  Parents have the fundamental right to direct their children’s upbringing.

Keith Lembke

State Representative, 16th District

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Republican

City where I live: Corvallis 

Skills: Retired Military, Aviation Project Manager, Masters of Public Administration 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Install Honor back into politics – Do the right thing for the right reason and provide the real reason why – not made up narratives crafted to fool the masses. Use balance to find solution, not extreme solutions from any single philosophy.  Use wisdom  – Understand and defining problems BEFORE applyin

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2. We are an industrial nation and need energy if we are going to go electric.  The extreme methods to force you to change your values to what global alarmists want are destroying our society. We need nuclear energy, a more robust power system, and more balance in energy policy to sustain our society while

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3. Oregon citizens need to prosper from what God, or nature, or Karma has provided them; in return they need to be allowed to manage the resources. Our natural resources should not go to waste while foreign governments sell us theirs. For instance, the forests shouldn’t burn or go unattended because th

Benjamin Watts

State Representative, 15th District

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Democrat, Independent
https://www.benwattsfororegon.com/

City where I live: Albany

Skills: Ben currently serves on the Greater Albany Public Schools budget committee to ensure that critical educational and support programs are funded.  Previously, he worked as a corporate IT Operations Manager and served in the United States Army for 5 years, including a one-year deployment to Iraq.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. 1 in 7 Oregon children suffer from food insecurity. During the pandemic era, schools served to distribute food to children who need it. I’ll work with school districts to expand those programs and create distribution networks to get food into the hands of hungry Oregon children.

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2. I will work to house our homeless veterans, providing transitional housing, physical and mental healthcare, addiction treatment, job retraining, and help entering permanent housing. As we find success with our homeless veterans, we’ll identify challenges, solutions, and establish a model to expand to the greater community of unhoused Oregonians.

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3. We must also increase the amount of housing at all economic levels. I’ll work with builders and community leaders to identify opportunities to add housing from apartments to single-family homes, so we can make housing more affordable and the dream of home ownership more achievable.

Julie Fahey

State Representative, 14th District

Photo: Julie Fahey

Democrat, Working Families
www.juliefahey.org

City where I live: Eugene 

Skills: Occupation: State Representative; Oregon House Majority Leader. Occupational Background: Business & Nonprofit Consultant.  Educational Background: B.S. Chemistry, University of Notre Dame.  Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Fighting to Solve Oregon’s Homelessness and Housing Crisis. Julie supports a comprehensive, coordinated response to homelessness, through improved access to supportive housing, mental health care, substance abuse programs, and social services. In 2022 she led the development of a major hom

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2. Fighting for a Fair Economy Julie has the right experience and priorities to build an economy that works for working families and small businesses, not just the wealthiest individuals and largest corporations. She has 20 years of private sector experience helping businesses pay their workers fa

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3. Fighting to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Julie championed Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act to ensure that every Oregonian has the right to a safe and legal abortion.

Timothy S Sutherland

State Representative, 13th District

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Republican

City where I live: Eugene

Skills: Graduated w BS in accounting for the University of Kentucky. I am a sales director managing and training a small sales team located in Oregon.

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. End CRT and gender teaching in school. make schools safe with resource officers and metal detectors.

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2. End sanctuary statehood, Medicaid for non-citizens

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3. Soften the climate initiative to ease inflation burden on middle/low income residents

Nancy Nathanson

State Representative, 13th District

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Democrat, Independent 
nancynathanson.org

City where I live: Eugene 

Skills: Occupation:  State Representative Occupational Background:  Library program manager Educational Background:  University of Oregon, BS 1975 Prior Governmental Experience:  Eugene City Council, 1993-2005; Eugene Planning Commission, 1987-1993; Lane Council of Governments Board

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Continue working to keep our communities safe by mitigating the risks posed to us by climate change, especially wildfire. I worked tirelessly to fund the installation of high-tech (ALERTWildfire) cameras for early wildfire detection. I will ensure that Oregon continues to lead the nation in env

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2. As I have done in previous legislative sessions, investing in public education K-12 through higher education is another top priority, including career technical education and apprenticeships. I’m pushing back on excessive testing to ensure students are succeeding and learning the skills the

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3. As I have done previously, I will continue to prioritize reducing homelessness through safe sleeping sites and expanding the availability of “tiny homes” and other emergency and transition shelters with services. I will also seek to improve long-term care facilities and protect the residents.

Michelle Emmons

State Representative, 12th District

Photo: Michelle Emmons

Democrat, Independent 
www.emmonsfororegon.org

City where I live: Oakridge

Skills: Occupation: Non-profit program management, entrepreneur | Occupational background: Community development, education, advocacy | Educational background: Winston Churchill High School, Lane Community College, University of Oregon (BA) 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Building Strong Local Economies

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2. Increasing Access to Essential Services: Healthcare, EMS, Public Safety

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3. Building Climate Resiliency & Sustainable Natural & Working Lands Management Strategies

Charlie Conrad

State Representative, 12th District

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Republican

City where I live: Dexter

Skills: 23 years of public service – Lane County Parks; League of Oregon Cities; Springfield Police Dept.; Lane County Sheriff’s Office; Master’s of Public Administration – University of Colorado; BS Wildlife Science – Oregon State University 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Support rural communities

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2. Focus on improving public safety

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3. Support local business and ensure a vibrant economy.

Mary K Cooke

State Representative, 11th District

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Democrat, Working Families

City where I live: Lebanon 

Skills: Public relations, problem solving, sales and marketing 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. I will update the laws in Oregon by making rules that make sure people that live here have clean water and air. I want to stop big farm businesses from coming in to areas where people live to keep the area’s air and water clean. I want to make sure that big farm businesses don’t cause damage to water and air.

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2. I will make sure people in Oregon can still have services like abortions, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are able to get birth control and condoms. I will vote to keep these services going and let people from other states travel to Oregon to get these services if their state do

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3. I will encourage home/apartment builders to make houses/apartments that people can afford. I will work with the city and social work programs to make sure that we have enough homeless shelters and social workers to help the homeless people in this area. I will vote in favor of helping people who are h

Celeste McEntee

State Representative, 10th District

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Republican

City where I live: Newport 

Skills: Business owner, developer, philanthropist 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Bring balance back to Oregon, give a voice to every area of district 10

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2. Ensure that those who work in our communities can afford to live in our communities 

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3. Address the needs of our important agricultural industries 

Jerry Rust

State Representative, 9th District

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Democrat

City where I live: Florence

Skills: Author – Farmer

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Support Senior, Veterans, and Youth Programs

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2. Protect Family Farms and Water Resources

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3. Promote Housing Innovation and Prepare for Growth

Paul R Holvey

State Representative, 8th District

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Democrat
www.paulholvey.com

City where I live: Eugene

Skills: Carpenter, Construction Superintendent, Union Representative;  Lane Community College, University of Oregon

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Over the last two years the pandemic and extreme wildfires have caused major disruptions to our businesses, schools, and daily lives. I will work with my colleagues to make investments to rebuild the economy, support critical services, and address challenges to the workforce. Oregonians have st

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2. Investments in our watersheds and water infrastructure must be a top priority as we face climate change challenges impacting our water resources.

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3. I will continue to fight to ensure farmworkers are treated equally under Oregon’s Constitution by requiring overtime pay, while also providing financial support to help farmers adapt to these costs.

John Lively

State Representative, 7th District

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Democrat, Independent

City where I live: Springfield

Skills: Heavy Equipment Manufacturing; Computer Chip Manufacturing; Economic Development; Software Support Centers

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Review and account for previous budget expenditures; focus on sustaining over the next few years; prioritize any new requests

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2. Limits on campaign contributions; more transparency for all categories; options for public financing of campaigns

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3. Focus on skills training for workers needing new skills, improve process for moving from high school to workforce; provide support services for those needing training

Pam Marsh

State Representative, 5th District

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Democrat, Independent
PamMarshforOregon.com

City where I live: Ashland

Skills: Occupation: Oregon State Representative, House District 5 (2017-current) Occupational Background: Executive Director, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (2012-2016); Co- owner, Green Springs Inn and Cabins (1994-present); Administrator, OnTrack (2005-2012); Coordinator, Santa Clara Count 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. As the climate continues to warm, I will be seeking policy solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in energy efficlency and water conservation, build community resillence and protect Oregon’s wildlife.

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2. am pursuing efforts to accelerate housing development, Including Innovative production strategies and funding options to minimize the Impact of fees and infrastructure costs on renters and homeowners.

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3. 2020, I have been Intensely focused on our region’s recovery from the devastation wreaked by the Almeda fire. While we are now seeing signs of rebound, I continue to do everything I can to ensure that every displaced individual and family can return to the community and thrive.

Virgle J Osborne

State Representative, 2nd District

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Republican
www.virgleosborne.com

City where I live: Roseburg

Skills: Business owner and a Sales Manager for a major decor manufacturer.  Umpqua Community College, Search and Rescue Oregon State certified, Douglas County planning dept. Chair, OPRD Grant subcommitee chair for OHV

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Defend timber and small business.  I will work tirelessly to defend and make sure our timber lands are mangaged well and prevent wildfires by properly harvesting and thinning

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2. Government overreach has done damage to our schools and businesses.  I will work to bring back local control in our districts and get the state out of our business. 

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3. I stongly support the second amendment.  Lets enforce the laws we have inplace not add new ones. 

Bret Cecil

State Representative, 1st District

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Democrat
www.bretcecil.com

City where I live: Port Orford

Skills: Veterinary/Human Medicine, Computer Operator, Fitness Instructor, Farmer/Rancher 

3 things I will do if I win:

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1. Housing Accessibility

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2. Health, Reproductive & Child Care

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3. Climate, Infrastructure & Water