Occupation: State Representative, District 1; Owner/operator Skyview Ranch/Tree Farm
Occupational Background: Oregon State Police, Rancher, Forest Manager
Educational Background: Gearhart/Seaside schools; Oregon Technical Institute; Oregon State Police Academy;
Prior Governmental Experience: Member of Timber and Agriculture Committee; Natural Resource - Ways and Means Committee; Chair-Senior Taskforce; Pacific Fisheries Legislative Taskforce; Western Legislative Forestry Taskforce; Oregon Board of Forestry; Oregon Water Enhancement Board; Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Governor's Landslide Taskforce; Chair-House Judiciary and State and Federal Affairs Committees:
Quality Education for Every Child
"Education is the foundation of the next generation. We must find a stable dedicated funding source for K-12." Wayne Krieger
Wayne is developing legislation to protect women and children for sexual predators. "Oregon will not be a place sexual predators will be allowed to ruin women and children's lives." Wayne Krieger
Oregon must reduce bureaucracy and be a business friendly state. "It is important that we create new job opportunities and protect our natural resource economy. We need to focus on family-wage jobs that will allow young people to continue to live in Southwestern Oregon" Wayne Krieger
"I support the sustainable, balanced harvest of our fisher, timber and agricultural resources based on sound science. These are a way of life and key to the economy." Wayne Krieger
Wayne has worked diligently to make State Agencies accountable. He has held the first ever "sensitive review committee" of a Department of Human Services case. He has worked with agencies and urged them to be "problem solvers and solution finders instead of road blocks."
Wayne crafted the process of bringing Republicans and Democrats together to produce the "Meth Package". This legislation increased penalties for meth dealers and cooks and provided an increase in recovery programs including drug courts. It was considered by many as the most significant legislation of 2005.
(This information furnished by Wayne Krieger.)