State Senator

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T.J. Reilly

Occupation: Small business owner, Same Day Auto Service

Occupational Background: 1976 - California Conservation Corps, 1977 - US Polymerics (sub contractor for US Space Shuttle), 1978 - 1980 college student, 1981 - 1985 automotive technician, 1986 - present: self employed as automotive shop owner/operator

Educational Background: Costa Mesa High School / Newport Christian High School Class of '76, Orange Coast Community College, Biola University. Automotive Management Institute, AAM Degree 1995

Prior Governmental Experience: School Board Member (Portland Christian Schools) 2 terms / 6 years, Past President Portland Automotive Service Association, Past President Oregon Automotive Service Association

Family: Wife of 25 years, Robin; 2 children, one grandchild (due in September)

Community Memberships: Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, Better Business Bureau, Automotive Service Association, AAA Approved Auto Repair, Northwest Automotive Trades Association, Rental Housing Association, Valley View Evangelical Church

TJ REILLY.For Stable School Funding.

We need adequate and stable school funding. Having personally attended both a public and private high school, I understand how school waste and under funding affects the ability of a school to meet the needs of today's students. The ability to attract and retain good teachers is directly linked to stable funding.

TJ REILLY.Efficiency in Government, Not New Taxes.

As a small business owner, I have learned that efficiency is the key to profitability, not charging additional fees. The state, like any other business, must also reduce waste and become more efficient in order to have a balanced budget and continue to provide essential services to our citizens.

In-san-i-ty: continuing to do the same thing and then expecting a different result.

Wisdom: sound mental capacity and understanding typically marked by practicality


(This information furnished by TJ Reilly.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722