Occupation: Legislative staff, State Rep. Gary Hansen, D-N/NE Portland; housing business
Occupational Background: Media Relations Director, University of Portland; Willamette Week & The Oregonian writer; health issues staff, Ron Wyden; author of critical biography on Bob Packwood (HarperCollinsWest)
Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.A., Journalism; PSU graduate course work.
Prior Governmental Experience: 2005 Legislature, Rep. Hansen staff, Ways & Means, human services & public safety subcommittees.
Community Involvement: St. Johns/Lombard Plan. University Park Neighborhood Association. Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good. More Details: www.neighbors4mark.com
Personal: Wife, Jane Hagan, R.N., OHSU School of Nursing faculty, senior health focus. Daughters, ages 5 and 10.
"Mark Kirchmeier is the most qualified new candidate in 25 years to represent North Portland, and he will represent you - the neighbors -- not out-of-district interest groups."
-Rep. Gary Hansen
Mark Kirchmeier: Delivers for health care and seniors
Mark helped Rep. Hansen restore millions for Oregon Health Plan, Adult Foster Care and senior services.
Mark Kirchmeier: Delivers for good jobs
Mark helped create the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area that will pour $150 million into North Portland. Mark delivered Metro grants to Roosevelt High School, George and Ockley Green schools.
Mark Kirchmeier: Delivers for schools and children.
Mark worked on school issues with Rep. Hansen, who scored a perfect 100% record for Stand for Children (www.stand.org/OR/2005scorecard.asp) Mark is working with a Roosevelt anchor group to land an automotive training center providing 125 great jobs for graduates.
Mark Kirchmeier: Delivers great constituent service
More than 1,100 N/NE Portlanders asked Rep. Hansen's office for help, and Mark ensured they got it.
That's why Mark Kirchmeier is endorsed by:
Rep. Gary Hansen
Former Metro Executive Mike Burton
Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder
Former PPS school board member Steve Buel
Rep. Mark Hass
Neighborhood leaders Susan Landauer, Barbara Quinn, Jean Hoops, Jerry Lindsay, Gary Boehm, Mike Verbout, Anna Lageson, AFL-CIO Plumbers & Steamfitters 290, Louis & Clariner Boston and more than 300 neighborhood supporters.
(This information furnished by Neighbors for Mark Kirchmeier.)