Occupation: Business Consultant.
Occupational Background: A variety of positions in the timber industry including log purchasing and merchandising, sawmilling, lumber sales, veneer brokering, arrow manufacturing, and mill design.
Educational Background: Oregon State University, B.A. in Business Administration.
Prior Governmental Experience: None.
Community Service: Coordinator, Santa Clara Early Education School Break Program; Capital Campaign and Master Planning Committee, St. Jude Catholic Church.
Let's Get to Work
Chris Edwards thinks that the Legislature has spent too much time on partisan games lately while ignoring our community's needs. Chris is running for State Representative to make sure the Legislature starts to work on what's really important to us.
"I'm running for the Legislature because it's time to get to work on finding solutions to the challenges facing our community."
- Chris Edwards
Affordable Health Care
"Chris Edwards has the right ideas for making more Oregonians eligible for bulk discounts on lifesaving medicines."
- Sara Wallenius, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Chris also supports small business insurance pools to reduce costs so local companies can create more good-paying jobs.
School Funding For the Classroom
"Chris Edwards' plan to establish a Rainy Day Fund will help put our schools back on the right track so we can concentrate on educating kids, not keeping the doors open."
- Don Wilbanks, former Bethel Principal
Reducing the cost of health insurance in schools will also help ensure funding goes to the classroom, where it does the most good.
Cut Government Waste
"I like Chris Edwards' proposal for more state audits of government programs to make sure our tax dollars aren't wasted."
- Mike Coughlin, Managing Director, McKenzie Capital
Chris also wants to rein in state spending by giving agencies incentives to find efficiencies in their budgets. Then, use the savings for what's important, like adding State Troopers, education, and health care.
We're supporting Chris Edwards!
Eugene Education Association
Three Rivers Education Council
Oregon School Employees Association
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
(This information furnished by Friends of Chris Edwards.)