State Representative
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Occupation: Businessman, State Senator

Occupational Background: I served as a chaplain on a US Missile base abroad. During my College and Graduate studies, I worked as a gardener, house painter, and custodian to support my family. In 1973, my wife, Grace and I owned a Mom & Pop grocery store and sold real estate before starting ARJ Co., distributing natural health and beauty products.

Educational Background: Honorary Doctor of Political Science, Yosu National University; Adjunct Professor, Han Yang University; Doctor of Humane Letters, Master of Divinity, Western Evangelical Seminary (George Fox University); BA, Religion, Seoul Theological College; Yoju High School of Agriculture.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator, 1993-2001; Chair of Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee; Vice Chair of Senate Business and Consumer Affairs; Vice Chair Joint Judiciary Committee; Joint Human Services Committee; Multnomah County Sheriff, Honorary Deputy; Multnomah County Commission on Children and Families; Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII; Interim State Senator, 2004.

Civic Affairs: Member, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce; Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens’ Academy Graduate; John Lim Scholarship, Mt. Hood Community College; Volunteer, Loaves and Fishes; Member, MADD, Volunteer Cascade Aids Project.

On Education:

‘I will continue working to better fund education, reduce class overcrowding and make schools a safer place. Solid education now means better jobs and less money spent on prisons”.

On the Economy:

“Unemployment in Oregon is the highest in the country, I will work to overhaul the tax system. We need big companies to stimulate the economy, but I will also continue to support small and medium businesses, International trade and Tourism to create family wage jobs”.

On the Environment:

“A clean environment is a win-win situation, we need to sustain our environment for our next generations to inherit intact”.


“John works closely with the cities, counties and constituents of East Multnomah County. He has the rare quality to combine experience in the business and legislature”.
Mayor of Gresham, Charles Becker

(This information furnished by John Lim.)

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Tom Hall
Wayne Krieger

District 2
Carol Malmay
Susan Morgan

District 3
Gordon S. Anderson

District 4
Dennis Richardson

District 5
Joanna Lofaso

District 6
Sal Esquivel

District 7
Bruce L. Hanna

District 8
Bill Young

District 9
Susan Massey

District 10
Alan Brown

District 11
Michael P. Spasaro

District 12
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District 13
Gary Pierpoint

District 14
Debi Farr

District 15
Andy Olson

District 16
Arn McKenna

District 17
Jeff Kropf

District 18
Chris Blackburn
James L. Buchal
Doug Morgan
Mac Sumner

District 19
Dan Doyle

District 20
Vicki Berger

District 21
Billy Dalto

District 22
Al Shannon
Chael Sonnen

District 23
Brian Boquist
Jackie Lawson
Cheryl Lentsch
Jim Thompson
Jim Welsh

District 24
Frank A. Butler
Donna G. Nelson

District 25
Vic Backlund
Kim Thatcher

District 26
Jerry Krummel

District 27
Gabe Schomus

District 28
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District 29
Mary Gallegos

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Derrick Kitts

District 31
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District 32
Douglas S. Olson
Adam Schwend

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District 35
Brad Fudge
Suzanne Gallagher
Phil Yount

District 36
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District 37
Scott Bruun

District 38
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District 39
Wayne Scott

District 40
David Sanders

District 41
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District 42
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Shirley (Whitehead) Freeman

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District 45
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District 46
William (Bill) C. Cornett

District 47
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District 48
Bryce Reed Anderson
Dave Mowry

District 49
Karen Minnis

District 50
John Lim
Vicki Olson

District 51
Linda Flores

District 52
Patti Smith

District 53
Gene Whisnant

District 54
Chuck Burley

District 55
George Gilman

District 56
Bill Garrard
Del Parks

District 57
Greg Smith

District 58
Bob Jenson

District 59
John H. Dallum
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District 60
R. Thomas (Tom) Butler

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