Occupation: State Representative 2000-06; Chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs; Interim Head Start & Seniors Task Forces; Teacher; Auctioneer; 3N & Associates.
Occupational Background: Sr. Vice President/Board, Evergreen International Aviation, 24 years; farmer; writer; international speaker.
Educational Background: MBA, BBA Degrees, West Texas A&M University; AB Degree, South Plains College; WOU.
Prior Governmental Experience: Yamhill County Budget, Parks, Senior Transportation Committees; CASA; Western Oregon Foundation, Linfield Chamber Orchestra Boards. Vice-Chair, Agriculture & Government Committees; Business, Education, Transportation Committees; Hispanic Affairs, Hunger Task Forces; Western Conference State Legislators; Co-Founder, POYAMA Land (Polk-Yamhill-Marion) Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed children; Civilian Medal, Desert Storm
OUR STATE REP DONNA NELSON:
---FIGHTER FOR OUR VETERANS, TROOPS, & FAMILIES,
deep respect & appreciation for service & sacrifice; achieving emergency relief funds, housing, educational, health benefits;
---TAXPAYERS' ADVOCATE, PROTECTING OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY; for designated spending on prioritized needs only; demanding accountable budgeting with performance measurement;
---SENIOR FOR OUR SENIORS & OUR DISABLED,
keeping Project Independence, achieving RX/Healthcare pool, & housing;
---EDUCATOR FOR EXCELLENCE INCLUDING HEAD START, FOR ALL,
local control, equity; community college access;
---BUSINESSWOMAN FOR BUSINESS,
increasing jobs, reducing fees/regulations; supporting basic industries; competitive bidding; transportation infrastructure improvements now;
---CITIZEN AGAINST CRIME,
stronger drug laws; greater victim support system; sponsoring Lacy's Law and Jessica's Law; immigration law enforcement;
---PROPERTY OWNER FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS,
against government taking for resale; for fair land use practices;
--AMERICAN FOR ENGLISH AS OREGON'S OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.
Founder, Fund for Hope; Co-Founder Free Enterprise Fund for Kids; Elks; Lions; Soroptimists; NFIB; Farm Bureau; NRA; Red Cross; Salvation Army; Right to Life; Chambers of Commerce; AARP; Humane Society; community leader; Bethel Baptist.
THANK YOU, STATE REP. DONNA NELSON,
FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO US, YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE, & MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS! "IT IS THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PEOPLE THAT MATTERS MOST!"
GOD BLESS OREGON! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
(This information furnished by Donna Nelson for State Representative Committee.)