Occupational Background: Certified Forester®; ten years with the U.S. Forest Service; eleven years with the forest products industry; business owner three years.
Educational Background: M.B.A. James Madison University, 1988; MS Resource Management and Policy, State University of New York, 1980; BS Forest Management, Colorado State University, 1977.
Prior Governmental Experience: Twice elected to Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Board of Directors, 1999 and 2003; Western Governors Association National Fire Plan team; Governor Kulongoskis Eastside Forest Advisory Committee; Western Governors Association Forest Health Advisory Committee.
Community Service: National Ski Patrol; Deschutes United Way; Chair for the Oregon Society of American Foresters-Central Oregon Chapter; Youth soccer coach and referee; Habitat for Humanity.
Personal: Chuck and his wife Linda, a teacher, have been married for twenty-five years and have two children: Chris 19, and Jessica, 21.
Burley: Jobs and the economyI am committed to removing barriers and creating opportunities to attract and maintain business in Bend. We have seen first hand how devastating over-reliance on one industry can be to a community in tough economic times. The key to an economic recovery is the creation of family wage jobs and a diverse economy.
Burley: Quality education for our childrenQuality education is the foundation for our future and funding for schools needs to be at a level that ensures excellence. Oregons long-term challenge will be to develop a way to ensure a stable, responsible and sustainable budget for all levels of education while demanding accountability to the taxpayer.
Burley: Common sense fiscal policy for Oregons futureOregon needs a balanced and responsible fiscal policy. As your state representative, I will use my Park District experience to prioritize state services and support those most important to House District 54. I will work hard to earn your trust and be accountable as we work together to solve the budget problems facing us today.
(This information furnished by Chuck Burley.)