Representative in Congress
John C. McColgan
Occupation:President, Nature & Grace Incorporated.
Occupational Background:VISTA Volunteer, 1977-79; Carpenter/Contractor, 1980-2004; Elementary School Teacher, 1997-98.
Educational Background:BA, Government, Philosophy, College of William and Mary, 1977; Junior year, University of Reading, England, 1976; Fifth Year, Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University, 1997.
Prior Governmental Experience:Democratic Precinct Committee Person, 1988; Oregon Platform Committee Representative, Democratic National Convention, 1988; Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress, 2002.
Family:I am the proud father of four children, ages 18-24. My wife Pepper and I have lived in Southern Oregon for 25 years.
Here are 10 ways that I will fight for your rights in Congress.
I will support legislation to:
- Defend the Constitution, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and the rules of the Geneva Convention;
- Restore American credibility abroad by respecting international law and cooperating with the United Nations;
- Promote long-term national security by converting some military spending into aid to underdeveloped countries, and by reducing our dependence on foreign oil;
- Challenge any threat to the sanctity of human life, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and war;
- Stimulate the economy by reducing tax rates and health care costs for the self-employed, by promoting fair trade and unionization, and by demanding stiff penalties for corporate fraud;
- Promote a balanced budget through progressive tax reform;
- Develop a national health care program supported by employers, employees, and investors;
- Stabilize social security by removing the current ceiling on taxes for the wealthy and by taxing investment income;
- Support public education by opposing mandatory federal testing and promoting local control;
- Defend the environment by protecting national parks and wilderness areas, and by employing selective harvesting in federal forests.
Lets work together to defeat the aristocratic
agenda of the Bush administration, and to reclaim a government of the people,
by the people, and for the people.
(This information furnished by John McColgan for Congress Committee.)