Occupation: Computer Professional, Small Farmer, and Entrepreneur.
Occupational Background: I have worked in a wide range of occupations allowing me to relate easily with people from most walks of life. Since starting work as a dishwasher at the age of fourteen I have worked in shipping yards and restaurants; sales; real estate; construction; assembly lines; technical support; computer R&D and management.
Educational Background: B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 1984; Graduate studies in Research Psychology at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (1992-94)
Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committee Person, DPO Delegate
Reason for Running:
I am running for office because I believe I can make a difference. My broad experience has made me effective as a consensus builder and grass roots organizer. It is time we returned to Oregon's vision of a citizen legislature rather then a legislature run by professional politicians serving big business interests. We need a state government that serves local people and local businesses. As an entrepreneur and fourth generation Oregonian, I believe we can rekindle the pioneer spirit and innovation that made Oregon a national leader in decades past.
There are common sense solutions we can apply on a state and local level; to make health care more affordable; to restore the quality of public education; to protect our environment and resources; to build a strong, healthy economy; to make our communities safer; to secure our rights and freedoms; to restore fairness and trust in Government and enhance the quality of life in Oregon.
I have always been willing to put myself at risk for other people and stand up for what I believe to be right. Today, I am putting myself on the line to be an advocate for Oregonians and HD23, but I can't do it on my own. Please help me steward the common good and the American Dream by supporting my campaign.
(This information furnished by Brown for House.)