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State Representative

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Brad Avakian
Democrat

Occupation:Small Business Owner; Civil Rights Attorney; State Representative

Occupational Background:Juvenile Counselor; Teacher’s Assistant

Educational Background:J.D., Lewis and Clark Law School; B.S., Oregon State University; Aloha and Homestead High Schools

Prior Governmental Experience:Oregon State Representative; State Workers’ Compensation Task Force; Chair, Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners

Community Service:President, Southwest Music School; Senior Law Center; YMCA Board of Governors

BRAD AVAKIAN:
KEEPING HIS PROMISE OF INDEPENDENT LEADERSHIP

PRIORITIZING EDUCATION
As our legislator, Brad kept his promise to make our schools his top priority:
  • Sponsored legislation to guarantee adequate school funding and help reduce class size
  • Passed a new law to assist low-income parents in returning to school to learn vital workforce skills
  • Made sure public schools give our children a well-rounded education including the basics plus citizenship, music and history

STRENGTHENING OUR ECONOMY
As a small business owner, Brad understands what tough economic times can mean for families. That’s why Brad kept his promise to promote economic growth and create jobs:

  • Passed a law requiring the state to invest in homegrown Oregon businesses more often
  • Extended unemployment benefits to laid-off workers during the recession
  • Voted to invest in road improvements – creating thousands of good-paying jobs and making Oregon more attractive to new businesses

PROTECTING OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
As a father of two young children, Brad is deeply concerned about neighborhood safety and good health. So he did something about it:

  • Sponsored a bill to crack down on mercury pollution in our air and water
  • Supported women’s heath, requiring insurance companies to cover mastectomy-related services
  • Passed a law to permanently revoke the driver’s licenses of three-time drunk driving convicts

SUPPORTING SENIORS
Brad pledged to fight for seniors, and as our representative, he:

  • Worked to give more seniors access to prescription drugs
  • Tripled penalties for those who abuse the elderly

BRAD AVAKIAN – TRUSTED FOR KEEPING HIS PROMISES

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(This information furnished by The Committee to Elect Brad Avakian.)

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