State Representative

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David Edwards

Occupation: Founder & CEO, high-tech research firm

Occupational Background: Market Strategies; Market Trends

Educational Background: M.S., University of Oregon; B.A., M.A., University of Southern California; Hillsboro High School

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Economic Development Department

Community Service: Chair, Hillsboro 2020 Vision Task Force; Co-chair, Citizens for Schools Committee; Hilhi Site Council; Hillsboro School District Citizens Advisory Curriculum Committee; Greater Hillsboro Chamber

Personal: Age: 39; married high school sweetheart, Brookwood Elementary teacher; two children

David Edwards
Good Thinking. Real Accomplishments.

David Edwards is a leader with fresh ideas for the challenges we face. He'll meet our shared challenges by putting principles above politics and putting good ideas to work.

David grew up in Hillsboro and has gotten results on issues that matter:

  • Worked with many of our area's leading employers to develop new products, create good-paying jobs and keep Oregon competitive.
  • Guided the creation of the City of Hillsboro's awardwinning long-range plan-a plan which led to the Civic Plaza, Cultural Arts Center and Jackson Bottoms Wetlands Education Center.
  • Helped pass the bond measure for Century High School.

As our State Representative, David will help turn government into a catalyst for greatness.

  • Create more good paying jobs: Make smart investments in transportation and communications and cut needless red tape.
  • Ensure schools put more money in the classroom: Reduce the amount of money our local schools pay for health insurance and put the savings directly into the classroom.
  • Make health care more affordable: Require big insurance companies to get Insurance Commissioner approval before they raise our rates.
  • Cut government waste: Establish strict performance goals for state programs and conduct aggressive audits to ensure taxpayer money is not wasted.



Mayor Tom Hughes
Former Mayor Gordon Faber
Former Mayor Shirley Huffman
Gary E. Seidel
School Board Member Carolyn Ortman
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
Oregon School Employees Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters

(This information furnished by Friends of David Edwards.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722