Andy Huwe

Jim Doherty

Todd Nash

Dave Drotzmann

Alisa Blum

Christopher Morrisette

Stan Catherman

Tim M Large

John Verbeek

Occupation: Banking and Insurance (Retired), Citizen-Politician

Occupational Background: Business Development and Relationship Manager, Institutional Credit Analyst and Senior Risk Officer

Educational Background: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, MBA; Nijenrode Business School, Breukelen, Netherlands, BBA

Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committeeperson, County Delegate

Dear Fellow Citizen:

Remember the Founders found it necessary to develop rules for the organization of government through the U.S. Constitution; that law is the set of rules which government enforces through its deputies and police, its courts, and its other agencies to settle disputes; that liberty and justice cannot survive without Christian-Mosaic purposes of grace and law, inestimable progress (revelation) acknowledged by the seventh U.S. President: “The Bible is the Book upon which this Republic rests.”

If there were no law, or if these aren’t enforced in once beautiful Portland-Multnomah during the past two years, every person could do just as he or she pleased, resulting in chaos and unlawful violence.

Looking for cause: A citation index for scientific research and higher learning lists Marx and Lenin higher than the Bible. This has brought deception to liberated people, because Marxism-Leninism proposes separation of conscience and political power instead of separation (and limitation) of political powers, one-party elections, absolute top-to-bottom party discipline, and suppression of all opposition, in Portland from Republicans for example. That philosophy rejects God but has been finding wide acceptance, in science and public safety, including judicial power called non-partisan, in public education and health care, suppressing and ignoring dissent on curriculum and treatment & medication. Witnessed by indifference, lack of discourse & love and some officials who obviously believe they are what they merely represent.

Had enough?

Then, fellow citizen, reject unlimited government control & idolatrous manipulation and defend your unalienable individual rights, elect legislative power that doesn’t counterfeit but waves the flag of the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


John Verbeek

(This information furnished by John Verbeek.)


Eric Swenson

Occupation: Instructor, Pacific University, Woodburn Campus; Small Business Owner.

Occupational Background: Bilingual Teacher, Salem-Keizer School District; Middle and High School Principal, Woodburn School District; Assistant Superintendent, Silver Falls School District.

Educational Background: Master’s in Public Administration, Lewis & Clark; Bachelor’s in Education, Western Oregon.

Prior Governmental Experience: Mayor of Woodburn, Woodburn School Board; Salem Public Library Board; Salem Area Mass Transit Board; Woodburn Parks Board; City of Woodburn Budget Committee.


I have lived and worked in Senate District 11 since I moved to Four Corners in Salem in 1978. I have taught at Highland and Grant Elementary Schools and Whittaker Middle School. I have lived in Keizer and both the North Salem and McKay High areas before moving to Woodburn.

Having spent the majority of my career in bilingual schools, I am fluent in Spanish (and English still). It was a career dedicated to empowering students and families to be proud of who they are while seeing themselves as integral and contributing members of our community.


As Mayor of Woodburn I brought people together from all across the political spectrum to work through the many difficulties we faced the past two years and I will bring that work to the state senate. In America we should all be able to speak out about the issues we strongly believe in – while preserving the dignity of those who may oppose our views.


In that spirit, I will bring my own strongly held beliefs about preserving and sustaining our precious and precarious environment, the need for all people to have affordable housing and health care, and an education system that helps all students flourish.

Supported by:

State Representative

Teresa Alonso Leon

Woodburn City Councilors

Robert Carney, Ali Swanson, Debbie Cabrales,

Mary Beth Cornwall, Sharon Schaub, Ben Puente

Salem City Councilor

Jose Gonzalez

Salem-Keizer School Board Members

Maria Hinojos Pressey, Osvaldo Avila

Woodburn School Board

Linda Reeves, Anthony Medina

PCUN Farmworkers Union

Oregon Education Association

(This information furnished by Swenson for Senate.)