Occupation: Executive Director, Kidsports
Occupational Background: Former Mayor of Eugene, Executive Director of Kidsports, business owner and manager
Educational Background: University of Oregon, Waldport High School
Prior Governmental Experience: Eugene Mayor; Eugene City Council; Oregon Department of Transportation Road Advisory Committee; State of Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Advisory Committee; State of Oregon Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee; United States Conference of Mayors; Waldport City Council; Lane Workforce Partnership Board; Lane Council of Governments Board; Lane County Metropolitan Policy Committee; Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Council; Lane County Boundary Commission; Eugene Chamber of Commerce Board; Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission; Lane Metropolitan Partnership Board; Lane County United Front Governmental Goals Coalition
"IT'S TIME THAT WE PUT KIDS FIRST. AND
LEAVE POLITICS OUT OF IT." - JIM TORREY
The past decade in Salem has been marked with political partisanship and process that has accomplished nothing for the future of Oregon: Our kids. We're running out of time. We must stop processing and start doing. Building a better education system. Creating jobs that secure our families' futures. Putting kids first and partisanship last. It's time to choose our future. Here's what it will take:
- Prepare our kids for the future. We must educate our kids to compete in this new economy. Lane County kids will be competing with kids from around the globe, not just each other. Our kids need more from us. We're going to need more from them, too.
- Build a strong economy. Oregon's economy will depend on creating new jobs through education and innovation. We must define our economic strengths and provide a quality workforce that builds on those strengths.
- Work together. You can count on me to find like-minded people to get things done in Salem. It doesn't matter whether they're Republicans, Democrats or Independents. They just need to agree that our kids are more important than politics.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Jim Torrey.)