Occupation: Captain, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; Attorney at Law.
Occupational Background: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, 23 years; Oregon State Bar; Instructor, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training; Assistant Deputy Probation Officer, San Diego County.
Educational Background: Juris Doctorate, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College; Master of Divinity, Western Evangelical Seminary; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, San Diego State University; Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: Multnomah County Charter Review Committee; Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors.
Community Involvement: Volunteer coach, board member and umpire for Parkrose Little League.
Hobbies: Amateur Radio operator, FCC license; Civil War history; supporting high school sports.
Creating jobs: Oregon lacks the incentives to attract new jobs and retain the jobs it has now. Portland's oppressive BIT is driving business outside the area.
Taxes: Oregonians pay enough taxes to the federal, state and local governments. I do not support the legislature's massive tax increase and Measure 30.
The Environment: Preserving Oregon's natural resources and environment does not require cramming people inside an urban growth boundary or turning off farmers' water. I support clean water, clean air and clean industry.
Law Enforcement Issues in Oregon: An effective criminal justice system requires a proper balance of trained police, sufficient jail space for pre-trial detention, motivated prosecutors, competent public defenders, impartial trial judges, sufficient prison space for sentenced offenders, and adequate funding for supervision at the local level.
Meth: Methamphetamine affects all Oregonians through increased property crime, identity theft, and environmental hazards. Despite the Governor's meth policy, the majority of meth sold and consumed in Oregon comes from "superlabs" in California and Mexico.
Pay Equity: As a father of three daughters preparing for professional careers, I believe compensation should be based on merit, which means I expect my daughters to be compensated the same as an equally qualified co-worker or colleague, regardless of race, age or gender.
(This information furnished by Friends of Bruce McCain.)