Occupational Background: Electronics Technician
Educational Background: Assoc. Degree, Electrical Technology, Morrisville Ag & Tech College
Prior Governmental Experience: US Navy Veteran
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 enforce the law confident we have their backs. Police should be the wall standing between lawful citizens and criminal activity. We must adequately fund, train, and honor the vast majority of police who serve with honor and heroism.
I Will Address the Homelessness Problem.
Like you, I want to show compassion to people struggling to survive. But widespread homelessness and aggressive panhandling is no answer. Oregonians have a right to clean, safe neighborhoods free of trash and human waste. It’s time to shut down homeless camps and tent communities. At the same time, let’s work with our churches, communities, and networks of shelters and services to make alternatives of homelessness safer and more accessible. Job creation, and training for those who can work is an important step. Mental health issues and substance abuse issues need to be addressed.
I Will Fight to Empower Parents.
Schools and teachers are important, but PARENTS should be the primary directors of their childrens’ education. Parents are the ones who see the talents, skills, needs and dreams of their children. School curriculum, teaching methods, board policies, and other such things must be transparent and easily accessible to parents. Money should follow students into any accredited public, private, charter, or home school chosen by parents. All parents should have access to the same choices, regardless of income. 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 JOHN WOODS FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
(This information furnished by John Woods.)
Occupation: Business Executive
Occupational Background: Performance Improvement, Leadership, Technology
Educational Background: MBA, William & Mary, Mason School of Business. BA, Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed to Lake Oswego School Board committee
Community Involvement: Immediate Past Board Chair of OMSI, Past Board Chair of Youth Villages Oregon, Board member of Cascade Pacific Council Scouts BSA, Assistant Scoutmaster of a Scouts BSA troop of girls.
Personal: Married to Kate for 23 years. Father of 2 Lake Oswego graduates and 2 currently in Lake Oswego schools.
The most important thing is that you vote.
Balance, Moderation, True Representation
Oregon needs a more balanced legislature. Supermajority rule is harming this once great state.
- 34% of registered voters control 62% of the House of Representatives
- Voters defeated a gross receipts tax; the legislature chose to pass one anyway
- Oregonians deserve more value for the amount of money we pay in taxes
Governing from the middle and bringing all to the table will get Oregon back on track.
- Partner with business to restore Oregon’s economic strength
- Reasonable, responsible controls and regulations
- Long term planning, not knee jerk politically motivated decisions
All Oregonians deserve a voice; a few individuals in one party should not control decisions for all.
- Public schools must work for all, education standards raised, and curriculum input from parents
- Law enforcement is essential to the well-being of our communities and needs to be supported
- Homeless crisis across the state is getting worse, not better; we need a comprehensive plan
Lake Oswego Councilor John Wendland
Lake Oswego Counselor Aaron Rapf
Portland Business Executive Claudia Valderrama
Small Business Owner Ashley Miller
Former Oregon Republican Party Chair Allen Alley
Former Lake Oswego Board Chair Bob Barman
Former Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker
Former Lake Oswego Councilor Jeff Gudman
Former Lake Oswego Councilor Skip O’Neill
(This information furnished by Alistair Firmin.)
Occupation: Entrpreneur, Occupation: r; Business owner/CEO (3 different companies).,President/ owner of D2X Construction and D2X Associates dba prime architect/engineering contractor to the VA in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA; Brooklyn, NY; St Albans, NY: and Manhattan, NY; for designs, specifications, drawings and construction estimates:
Occupational Background: Occupational Background: US Army Vietnam, 1968; General Electric Co Schenectady, NYEngineer, Sr Engineer and Manager; Entrepreneur, Founder and owner: Turbine Technology Services Corp in Saratoga County ,NY. Builder/developer Jackson County, OR,S.O. Habitat for Humanity Board (President)
Educational Background: : Baccalaureate degree,Westminster College(4 years) in Math; Distinguished Military Student and Graduate; New Mexico State University, Business law and Accounting; College, Systems Analysis; GE, Effective Cash Management training.
Prior Governmental Experience: Platoon leader and unit Commander,Viet Nam, U.S. Army Safeguard System Evaluation Agency (R&D); Oregon Energy Trust Board; RVTD Board Vice Chair
As your representative some of my focus areas would be: Veterans Issues, Climate and Environment Protection, Homelessness, Fire Protection, and Suicide Prevention.
(This information furnished by Dan Davis.)