Occupation: Business Executive
Occupational Background: Professional Partnership, Raymond James Financial; Corporate Accounts Manager, Mentor Graphics Corp.; Hearings Referee, Oregon Department of Revenue; Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice.
Educational Background: J.D., Indiana University College of Law; M.B.A., Indiana University; B.A. in Economics, Michigan State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Treasurer, 1993-2001; Oregon State Senator, 1987-1993; Oregon State Representative, 1983 to 1987.
Community Service: Board Memberships: Northwest Health Foundation, Commission on the Oregon Legislature, NARAL Pro-Choice America.
JIM HILL - LEADERSHIP NOW FOR OREGON SCHOOLS
As Governor, Jim Hill will not avoid the issue of stable funding for K-12 schools. He will insist on annual audits to prove to Oregonians that their tax dollars are being spent in the classroom and institute tax reform that ensures that corporations are paying their fair share for an educated workforce.
Jim Hill will set aside the corporate kicker, close tax loopholes, put an end to special interest giveaways and eliminate tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. By restoring tax fairness Jim Hill will stop the cuts to education, giving our children the high quality schools they deserve.
As State Treasurer, Jim Hill helped provide $570 Million Dollars to K-12 Schools, created the School Bond Guarantee Act saving millions of dollars each year for local school districts and implemented the College Savings Program to help Oregonians save, tax-free, for their children and grandchildren's college education.
JIM HILL - LEADERSHIP NOW FOR A BETTER OREGON
As Governor, Jim Hill will use his extensive experience in economic development to revitalize Oregon's economy, and promote high paying jobs with benefits.
As State Treasurer, Jim Hill's 'Invest in Oregon' policy put $1.2 Billion Dollars to work in Oregon's economy, creating thousands of family-wage jobs, and he established the Oregon Growth Account to provide millions of additional dollars to local emerging businesses.
Jim Hill will increase taxes on cigarettes and alcohol to fully fund the Oregon Health Plan and will aggressively attack the meth epidemic.
(This information furnished by Jim Hill.)