Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Legislative Chief-of-Staff; School Volunteer; Educational Assistant; Customer Service Representative
Educational Background: University of Oregon
Prior Governmental Experience: Legislative Chief-of-Staff; State Representative; House Education Committee; Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Child Welfare; Vice-Chair, Veterans' Affairs Committee; Chair, Interim Sub-Committee on Payday Loans; Elections and Rules Committee
"We have to keep our priorities straight - this is all about our kids and their future. Jobs, education and support for health care will help us all succeed. Let's make it happen." - Representative Debi Farr
Representative Debi Farr has lived and worked in the district she represents for 25 years. "I know from talking with my constituents - Democrats and Republicans alike - the challenges that our families face, from budgets to health care and concerns about education."
During her first session, Representative Debi Farr showed that she knows how to get things done. She passed bills that help fight the meth problem, feed hungry kids, help veterans make the transition back to civilian life, and bring jobs to Oregon families.
Her commitments for the next session include:
Leadership for education - Representative Farr will fight for adequate and dependable funding for schools. She believes that education and prevention are the first steps to successful families.
Commitment to jobs and small businesses - Oregon must become a job-friendly state if we are going to address the issues of poverty, school funding and hunger. Success starts with a sound economy. Small businesses are essential in the equation and we must help, not hinder, their progress.
Support for health care - Representative Farr is dedicated to finding - and implementing - long-term solutions that provide affordable health care to those who need it.
ENDORSED BY: OREGON AFSCME COUNCIL 75, AG-PAC, OREGON SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSOREGON, OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATED OREGON INDUSTRIES, OREGON HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION, MARTHA HUMPHREYS TEACHER, LARRY CROWLEY, MAYOR, CITY OF JUNCTION CITY, JIM JAMIESON, HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, PAUL JORGENSEN, BETHEL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
(This information furnished by Farr for Our Future.)