Occupation: Farmer; Legislator
Occupational Background: Gilman Dairy-Owner/operator for 26 years; ACCESS (community action agency) fundraising, programs to prevent homelessness, job counseling and providing medical equipment for needy; Foster Grandparent Director - Nonprofit agency allowing limited income seniors to earn supplemental income by volunteering in classrooms, helping teachers and at-risk kids.
Educational Background: Crater High; Oregon State, (Dairy Husbandry); Southern Oregon University, BS General Studies (Science-Math)
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative; Rogue Community College Board Chair; Republican Precinct Committeeman; Rogue Valley Transportation District Board; Oregon Beef Council; Oregon Dairy Products Commission; Oregon Community Service Commission
During the 2005 session, Gilman served as Chair of the House Transportation Committee and was a member of the House Business and Consumer Affairs Committee.
During the interim Gilman chairs the House Transportation Committee and is a member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Gilman serves on the Public Lands Advisory Commission; Governor's Commission on the Senior and Disabled; Council of State Governments Agriculture Committee; American Legislative Exchange Council Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force; National Council of State Legislators Transportation Committee; Oregon Youth Conservation Corp Advisory Committee and Oregon-Fujian Sister State Association Honorary Advisory Board.
As Chair of the Transportation Committee I see my responsibility to move goods and people in the most efficient method possible. Further I want the best, most modern system our taxes can provide.
A lifetime Oregon resident, George and his wife Sandy have two children and two grandchildren. They raise feeder cattle. Gilman volunteers as an Eagle Point School District Key Communicator; Quail Point Rotary program chair and Addictions Recovery Center Board.
With the upturn in Oregon's economy, I intend to balance the state budget with existing revenues, keeping in mind job creation, public school funding, public safety and care for our seniors in need. I want the people of District 55 to know I am in Salem to advocate for them. I'd appreciate your vote!
(This information furnished by Gilman Campaign.)