Occupation: Farmer; Legislator
Occupational Background: Foster Grandparent Director
Non profit agency allowing limited income seniors to earn supplemental
income acting as volunteers within classrooms helping teachers and at-risk kids;
ACCESS (a community action agency) fundraising, programs to prevent homelessness,
providing job counseling and medical care for the needy; Gilman Dairy
Owner/operator of family dairy farm for 26 years.
Educational Background: Crater High; Oregon State,
(Dairy Husbandry); Southern Oregon University, BS General Studies (Science-Math)
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative,
District 50; Rogue Community College Board Chairman; Republican Precinct Committeeman;
Rogue Valley Transportation District Board; Oregon Beef Council; Oregon Dairy
Products Commission; Oregon Community Service Commission
During the 2003 session, Gilman served as Vice-Chair
of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and was a member of the ransportation
During the interim, Rep Gilman is appointed to the
House Task Force on Land Use and the Joint Committee on Transportation, Trade
and Economic Development. He serves on the Council of State Governments
Agriculture and Rural Policy Task Force.
We did accomplish significant goals in the 2003 session: PERS reform; funds
to repair failing bridges; reduction of state employees; improved agency efficiency
with greater consumer satisfaction and helping rural doctors obtain malpractice
District 55 needs a representative in Salem who can get things done, and I believe
Im that person. We have critical issues that face us, especially in land
use reform. My goal is to get local control back into the land use planning
Other issues that need attention include job creation; public school funding;
public safety; and care for our seniors in need. I want the
people of District 55 to know I am in Salem to help them.
Gilman is a lifelong Oregon resident. He and his wife
Sandy have two children and two grandchildren. Currently they raise feeder cattle
and his volunteer activities include being a Key Communicator for Eagle Point
School District 9 and Quail Point Rotary Program Chair.
(This information furnished by Gilman Campaign.)