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.
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.
(This information furnished by John Verbeek.)
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.
Teresa Alonso Leon
Woodburn City Councilors
Robert Carney, Ali Swanson, Debbie Cabrales,
Mary Beth Cornwall, Sharon Schaub, Ben Puente
Salem City Councilor
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.)
Occupation: Small family farmer – caneberries and mixed produce in partnership with local operator.
Occupational Background: Respiratory Pathogen Program Manager, Nursing Home Administrator, Senior Vice President Business Development -Healthcare Technology.
Educational Background: Santa Clara University B.S. Political Science/ Johns Hopkins University – M.A.S. – Population Health Management – est. completion May 2022.
Prior Governmental Experience: Manager for the State of Oregon
I am a small family farmer with a working knowledge of public health. I cherish the Unites States of America and believe in our Founding Fathers’ vision. I commit that the United States Constitution, the Oregon Constitution and the voices of our community will serve as my guiding lights. As your state senator I will:
- Champion forest management and development practices that drive our local economy (timber/tourism/recreational) and mitigate forest fire risk.
- Fight for access to high quality physical and mental healthcare (including medical transportation) for our constituents.
- Drive legislation for enhanced community resilience and disaster assistance funding locally.
- Innovate new partnerships to stabilize local food prices. We need to give our local farmers and communities a chance to fight the rising cost of food and streghthen our local economy.
- Support advanced and vocational educational opportunities. Focus on reducing screentime and increasing physically active opportunities for youth.
- Work to require social media companies to be subject to a fee for Oregon advertising “clicks.” This can fund expanding the Oregon Outdoor School.
- Dedicate myself to supporting our Active Duty and Veteran populations, with a focus on Military Exposure Heath.
As your State Senator I will fight for your issues and successfully pass legislative priorities for district 26. I will listen to your voices and reflect the values of our district in my decision making. I believe that trust is born of consistency, honesty, and accountability. With trust one can lead.
Vote for Michael J Nugent – New Leadership and Your Voice for Senate District 26
(This information furnished by Michael J Nugent.)
Occupation: Licensed security officer; independent writer/researcher.
Occupational Background: Climate change education foundation executive director; secondary teacher; hospital chaplain; domestic abuse shelter volunteer coordinator/trainer.
Educational Background: BA mathematics; Master’s pastoral studies – Seattle University; Master’s divinity – Harvard.
Prior Governmental Experience: None.
District 26 deserves a leader skilled in facing change and uncertainty, who brings people together. Raz Mason is that leader:
- Educator (math, science, career/technical, English, social studies).
- Hospital chaplain for veterans and others under stress.
- Climate change educator focused on communities adapting to extreme weather.
Her thoughtfulness, integrity, and compassion come from a life of facing challenges and being of service.
- Climate change: District 26 has faced heatwave (2021), deepening drought, and devastating wildfires (Clackamas County, 2020). Key: reducing/reversing carbon use, protecting agriculture, and lifestyle changes to save energy and water. Climate courage.
- Healthy economy: Economic challenges worsened by COVID are rooted in laws putting corporate profits above wellbeing of people, nature, and communities. A healthy economy includes affordable housing and services/industries of the future.
- Healthcare: Affordable and accessible, helping veterans, and including holistic care.
- Public safety: Community-based law enforcement and mental health services.
- Education: Strengthen bonds between educators, schools, and communities.
- Agriculture/timber: Support small- and medium-sized producers.
- Connect people with government: Make benefits of government clearer; lessen red tape.
“Most voters want less partisanship and more working together. I love rural Oregon and care about people here. I’m committed to representing you well in Salem.” – Raz Mason
Endorsers: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, District 52 State Representative Anna Williams, and Oregon League of Conservation Voters, among others.
More at MasonforOregon.com.
“Raz understands the needs of our agriculture industry in SD 26 and for a vibrant economy to protect it while conserving our natural resources.”
– Jan Lee, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District Board
“I endorse Raz Mason because she embodies the values and perspective that we need in our public servants.”
– Mike Ballinger, small business owner (retired) – The Dalles
(This information furnished by Mason for Oregon.)
Occupation: Asst Tax Manager
Occupational Background: Tax Manager, Bank Accounts Payable Clerk, Bank Teller, Audit Clerk
Educational Background: Molalla Union High School, Oregon State University
Prior Governmental Experience: None
I am a graduate of OSU with a major in mathematics and a minor in psychology. I have been in the financial world since 1992. At times I worked several jobs to get through college. I am a fighter and a survivor winning the cancer battle twice. My son’s sports brought back my love for them and soon found me coaching multiple youth sports which continued over a decade. As well as volunteering on sports boards, and PTA (past treasurer).
With my husband of 29 years, we are raising our teenage son.
FIGHTING FOR OREGON
Traditional Oregon values, parent’s rights, educational excellence, and keeping our medical profile private, are all important to me. It is time to address the homeless population. It is time to get people back to work and reduce state spending.
WORKING FOR REDUCING TAXES
Oregon has property tax, income tax, and now a hidden sales tax (CAT), causing friends and family to leave this beautiful state. Oregon is too expensive. I will work to reduce spending and lower the need for excessive taxes. Audit all funds to ensure project monies are being utilized as intended and cut government waste.
All tax increases should be a vote of the people, not a signature on an Executive Order.
PROTECTING THE CONSTITUTION
The freedoms secured to us by the Constitution an Bill of Rights are what I stand for. It is time to bring common sense back to the table and the will of the people, not career politicians, to the forefront. Medical freedom includes all things medical remaining private.
(This information furnished by Wendy O’Riley for Oregon State Senate.)