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Ron Saxton

Occupation: Attorney

Occupational Background: Farming/Law/Business

Educational Background: Albany Public Schools; Willamette University; University of Virginia Law School

Prior Governmental Experience: School Board Chairman

Family: Married to Lynne; son Andy

Community Service: Boy Scouts; Higher Education Roundtable; Portland Schools Foundation; Various Business Boards

Endorsements: Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Associated Oregon Loggers

"I am running for Governor to change how Oregon's state government operates. I will shake things up in Salem by replacing a political culture and a generation of government bureaucrats that have failed to deliver."

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Not a career politician

  • Ron Saxton's leadership skills come from a lifetime of real experience. He has been a successful business leader, an elected school board chair, cherry farm owner, husband, and father.

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Fiscally conservative leadership

  • By the end of Ron's first term as Governor, the cost of Oregon's government bureaucracy will be cut by 10%.
  • Ron will eliminate unnecessary state agencies, hold underperforming agencies accountable, and reform PERS so future benefits resemble those available in the private sector.

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Creating jobs and lowering taxes

  • Ron will eliminate the capital gains tax, encouraging business investment in Oregon.
  • Oregon's harsh regulatory climate will be reformed, and state government will have a pro-business, pro-jobs attitude.

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More education experience than any other candidate

  • Oregon schools will have smaller class sizes, outstanding schools, and qualified teachers without spending more money.
  • As a public school board chairman, Ron helped schools save millions through privatization and better management.
  • Ron supports school choice, charter schools, and home schooling.

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Fighting for issues Oregonians care about

  • Cracking down on sexual predators and drug dealers in our communities.
  • Stopping Oregon from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
  • Protecting private property rights.
  • Building and maintaining the roads Oregon needs.
  • Supporting our Second Amendment rights
  • Pushing for meaningful tort reform.

Ron Saxton
Leadership - For a Change


(This information furnished by Friends of Ron Saxton.)

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