Alisa Blum

Christopher Morrisette

Rene Gomez

Christopher Draus

Jim Lowder

Renee Windsor-White

Bob (Elvis) Clark

Occupation: Retired

Occupational Background: Sr. Economist, Oregon Pub. Util. Commission; Economist, Bonneville Power Admin.

Educational Background: Portland State University, BS and Masters in Economics

Prior Governmental Experience: Member, Milwaukie Public Safety, Advisory Committee

* I Will Fight to Reign In Crime.

The highest purpose of our police is to secure the life, property, and rights of the people. Like the rest of us, Police must obey the law and be held accountable when they don’t. At the same time, police must be able to vigorously enforce the law confident we have their backs. We need to adequately fund, train, and honor the vast majority of police who serve with honor and heroism. Enough of this crime wave – let’s take our streets back.

* I Will Fight to Reign In Homelessness.

Like you, I want to help and show compassion to people struggling to survive. But widespread homelessness and aggressive panhandling is no answer. Both threaten our health and safety. It’s time to shut down homeless camps and tent communities. At the same time, we need to work with our churches, communities, and networks of shelters and services to make alternatives of homelessness safer and more accessible. Facilitating job creation, instead of chasing employers away, will also reduce homelessness.

* I Will Fight to Empower Parents.

Schools and teachers are important, but PARENTS should be the primary directors of their childrens’ education – not government officials. School curriculum, teaching methods, board policies, and other such things must fully transparent and easily accessible to parents. Money should follow students into any accredited public, private, charter, or home school chosen by parents because poor, working, and middle class parents should have more of the same choices that rich parents have. Our schools should be as diverse as our children are.

We know what works. We just need to do it. Elect me and I will.
VOTE BOB (ELVIS) CLARK FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

(This information furnished by Bob Clark.)

Charles Mengis

Occupation: Retired

Occupational Background: Accountant, Portland General Electric

Educational Background: Assoc. Degree, Accounting, Northwestern College of Business

Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committee Chairperson

* I Will Fight to Reign In Crime.

The highest purpose of our police is to secure the life, property, and rights of the people. Like the rest of us, Police must obey the law and be held accountable when they don’t. At the same time, police must be able to vigorously enforce the law confident we have their backs. We need to adequately fund, train, and honor the vast majority of police who serve with honor and heroism. Enough of this crime wave – let’s take our streets back.

* I Will Fight to Reign In Homelessness.

Like you, I want to help and show compassion to people struggling to survive. But widespread homelessness and aggressive panhandling is no answer. Both threaten our health and safety. It’s time to shut down homeless camps and tent communities. At the same time, we need to work with our churches, communities, and networks of shelters and services to make alternatives of homelessness safer and more accessible. Facilitating job creation, instead of chasing employers away, will also reduce homelessness.

* I Will Fight to Empower Parents.

Schools and teachers are important, but PARENTS should be the primary directors of their childrens’ education – not government officials. School curriculum, teaching methods, board policies, and other such things must fully transparent and easily accessible to parents. Money should follow students into any accredited public, private, charter, or home school chosen by parents because poor, working, and middle class parents should have more of the same choices that rich parents have. Our schools should be as diverse as our children are.

We know what works. We just need to do it. Elect me and I will.
VOTE CHARLES MENGIS FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

(This information furnished by Charles Mengis.)

 

Lisa Davidson

Occupation: Communication and Training Consultant

Occupational Background: Owner, Lisa Davidson Consulting; Executive Director/Dean, Clackamas Community College; Vice President, First Interstate Bank; Executive Board, North Clackamas Chamber; State Advisory Board, Small Business Development Centers

Educational Background: George Fox University, Doctorate-Educational Leadership; Portland State University, Masters-Speech and Communications; Portland State University, Bachelors-Business/Marketing

Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committee Person; Clackamas County Economic Development Commission; Oregon City 2040 Plan

LISA DAVIDSON

Leadership We Can Count On

“As your State Representative I will fight tirelessly to support small businesses and workforce training, oppose government overreach and defend our constitutional rights.”

-Dr. Lisa Davidson

SUPPORTING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES

Oregon’s small businesses have been hammered by Governor Brown’s mandates, our state’s high taxes, and excessive government regulations. As state representative, I will work to protect small business owners, reduce the cost of owning and operating a business, and help our entrepreneurs grow and thrive.

INVESTING IN OUR WORKFORCE

A trained and educated workforce is essential to a thriving private sector. It’s also critical to helping individuals advance in their careers and earn higher wages and stable employment. As a former Executive Director/Dean of Clackamas Community College, I understand the importance of investing in career and technical education programs and making higher education more affordable.

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

I support our local police officers and will be a strong advocate for fully funding law enforcement. Families should feel safe in their own neighborhoods, when they travel throughout the community, or visit other areas of the state. I will always stand up for our brave men and women in uniform and uphold the rule of law.

REDUCING CONGESTION

Clackamas County faces some of the worst congestion in the state. I will address this issue head on by advocating for improved transit options and increasing road capacity so we can keep our community moving. I will also SAY NO to TOLLING on our local highways.

MORE ABOUT LISA

Pro-Life

Pro-School Choice

Pro-Second Amendment

(This information furnished by Lisa Davidson.)

 

Catherine Thomasson

Occupation: Environmental Health Policy Specialist

Occupational Background: Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Internal Medicine Physician & Educator, Portland State University; Medical Director, Providence Neighborhood Health Center.

Educational Background: M.D., B.A. Chemistry with Honors, Wayne State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Democratic Party Environmental Caucus; Portland Climate Protection Plan Steering Committee; Portland Water Treatment Citizen Advisory Commission.

CLIMATE AND JUSTICE CHAMPION
DR. CATHERINE THOMASSON FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

I grew up in a working class family. My father was a union printer, my mother worked in insurance. My brother and I were the first in our family to attend college. For over 35 years, I have fought to protect public health and promote social justice. It is time I take my fight to the State Capitol. Together, we can:

Fight Climate Change
We can advance a Green New Deal in Oregon to create thriving wage jobs and protect our environment. Action is needed now.

Fight Money in Politics
We must level the playing field by eliminating corporate money to protect our democracy and ensure power lies in the hands of voters.

Fight for Housing Affordability
Outrageous prices are hurting everyone and we must act quickly to stop the humanitarian crisis on our streets and help people who are struggling.

Fight for Health Care For All
Insurance executives rake in massive profits while people can’t get the care they need. Health care is a human right.

I feel we must work side by side with impacted communities so our policies are truly supportive. I believe we can meet today’s challenges working together. I would be honored to have your vote.

– Catherine Thomasson, M.D.

I’m proud to be endorsed by:

State Representative Travis Nelson
State Representative Ken Helm
Rich Peppers, retired Union Organizer
Jody Wiser, Founder, Tax Fairness Oregon
Michael Heumann, M.D., Epidemiologist
Lisa Wilcke, Environmental Educator
Bill Bigelow, former PPS Teacher; Editor, Rethinking Schools Magazine
Ellen E. Lee, Registered Nurse

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(This information furnished by Catherine Thomasson, M.D..)