Occupation:State Representative; Contractor
Occupational Background:Contractor, 1996present; Laborers Union member, rank and file, 19881996
Educational Background:University of Iowa, B.A., Political Science, 1984; Webster City High School, Webster City, Iowa, 1978
Prior Governmental Experience:State Representative, 2003present; Sunrise Water Authority Budget Committee, 1999present; Happy Valley City Council, 19972000; Clackamas County Concurrency ProjectTransportation; Happy Valley Budget Committee; League of Oregon Cities General Government Committee
The right values for our community.
The right voice for working families.
As a self-employed contractor, Mike understands the importance of good, local jobs. Thats why Mike voted to invest in improving our roads creating thousands of good-paying jobs and making Oregon a more attractive state for new businesses.
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council and
Associated General Contractors
Mike kept his promise to put kids first and fight for stable funding for our schools. As a father of a fourth-grade daughter, for Mike education isnt a campaign issue, its a personal commitment. Hell continue to make our local schools a top priority.
Supported by Oregon Education AssociationProtecting the Safety and Livability of Our Communities
Mike believes that our neighborhoods should be safe for all families from children to seniors to live, work and play. So to make our streets safer, he co-sponsored a new law to permanently revoke the drivers licenses of repeat drunk drivers. Mike is also a consistent advocate for clean air and water.
Supported by Oregon State Fire Fighters Council and
Oregon Council of Police Associations
Mike knows that quality health care shouldnt be a luxury. He voted consistently to protect patients on the Oregon Health Plan, and supported a bill to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors.
Supported by Oregon Health Care Association-PAC
Building a Better Oregon