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State Representative

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Charles E. Lee
Democrat

Occupation: President, Blanchet Catholic School.

Occupational Background: Education Administration.

Educational Background: M.A., Seattle University; B.A., University of Washington.

Prior Governmental Experience: Keizer City Councilor, 2000 - Present.

Community Service: Marion County Children & Families Commission; No Meth / Not in My Neighborhood Task Force; Keizer and Salem Chambers of Commerce; Rotary International; Lector, St. Edward's Catholic Church.

Less Partisanship, More Results

Charles Lee thinks that there's too much partisanship and not enough results in the Oregon Legislature. He's running to change that.

Charles has a record of working with Democrats, Independents, and Republicans to get things done in our community. He'll do the same as our next State Representative, working across party lines to represent the interests of families in Keizer and Newberg.

Charles' priorities are:

Stable Education Funding

  • Establish a Rainy Day Fund to stabilize education funding.
  • Reduce health insurance costs for schools and put the savings into the classroom.

"Charles Lee's experience as an educator makes him the right choice to put our schools on a solid financial footing."

Dave Guile, Retired Salem-Keizer educator

Affordable Health Care

  • Make more families eligible for bulk discounts on lifesaving prescription drugs.
  • Require the big insurance companies to hold public hearings and get Insurance Commissioner approval before they raise our rates again.

"Charles' plan to make health care more affordable will reduce the financial burden on local families and businesses."

Mary K. Rezac, LPN

Cut Government Waste

  • Use aggressive audits to make sure taxpayer money is being spent wisely.
  • Give agencies incentives to find efficiencies in their budgets and use the savings for what's really important, like health care and education.

"I've seen Charles hold the line on taxes while he's been on the City Council. I'm confident he'll continue to be a dependable watchdog for taxpayers as our next State Representative."

Mary Bauer Opra, 2004 President of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce

(This information furnished by Charles E. Lee for State Representative.)

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