Occupational Background: Active in private CPA practices (1970-1998). Business, Farm and Ranch Taxation. Commercial real estate development and management.
Educational Background: Vale Public Schools; Ontario High School (1964); BYU (1970) B.S. Accounting, Business Administration and Economics (Spanish concentration).
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon House of Representatives (elected 1998, 2000 and 2002). Oregon Ways & Means Full Committee. Ways and Means Sub-Committees: General Government (Chair, 1999 and 2003), Transportation and Economic Development (Chair, 2001), Public Safety (2003). Legislative interim committees: Legislative Task Force on Tax Reform (Co-Chair, 2004); House Committee on Government Operations Oversight (2004); Emergency Board; and, Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology (Co-Chair 2001). Member: State Debt Policy Advisory Commission; Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development; and, Oregon International Trade Commission. Malheur County Commissioner (1993 - 1999). State and local budget boards. Association of Oregon Counties. Malheur County Republican Central Committee (past Treasurer).
Personal: Married for 35+ years; five children (and five grandchildren); active in community, civic, church and professional
- Strengthening Oregons Schools. Allocate Oregons resources to ensure that Oregon invests appropriately in high quality K-16 educational choices for Oregons youth. Provide our students with the opportunities to acquire skills to compete in the global economy.
- Promoting Jobs and the Economy. Promote sustainable growth and employment opportunities in family-wage jobs for rural Oregon communities. Ensure Oregon families the right to live and work in safe and healthy communities.
- Protecting Oregons Taxpayers. Identify long-term and stable funding sources to provide for Oregons General Fund activities. Require state government to be accountable and sensitive to Oregons business climate. Enhance agency reporting of the use of these public resources. Require state agencies to be responsive to Oregons business and employment communities.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Tom Butler.)