Occupation: State Representative, small business
Occupational Background: State Representative 2001-4; Sr. VP, Board of Directors, Evergreen International Aviation; Public Speaker; Journalist; Farmer; college/secondary teacher; auctioneer; consultant.
Educational Background: MBA, BBA, West Texas A&M University; Western Oregon University
Prior Governmental Experience: Vice-Chair Agriculture-Government Committees; Business-Education-Transportation-National Human Services-Veterans Memorial-Hunger-Women-Hispanic Affairs--Committees; Yamhill County Budget-Seniors Transportation-Parks Committees; Co-founder POYAMA Land Treatment Center for Severely Disturbed; Western OR University Foundation Board; Chemeketa Business Advisory Committee; Court-Appointed Special Advocate for Abused Children; Contracting Liaison-Washington, D.C.
Community Activities: 1984 Oregon Woman of Excellence. Founder--Fund for Hope-Free Enterprise Fund for Kids-Yamhill County Market-Evergreen Lifeline. Chambers of Commerce. BoardsHumane Society-Salvation Army-Linfield Orchestra-Soroptimists. Steelheaders. DAR. Lions Club. Red Cross. Supporter--Special Olympics-Scouts-Gallery Theater-4H-Henderson House-Rainbow-homeless-youth-seniors-veterans-charities. NFIB. NRA. Right-to-Life. Farm Bureau. Bethel Baptist.
STATE REP. DONNA NELSON
THE TAXPAYERS ADVOCATE!
for Yamhill & Polk Counties 2001-2004!!
WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THE WELL BEING OF OUR PEOPLE!
Donna is persistent on requiring our State to: live within
prioritize critical needs with designated funding; open all purchasing to competitive bids by private businesses; institute zero-base budgeting with performance measurement; reduce Salem overhead; eliminate duplicate services; restore local control; eliminate excess regulations and unfunded mandates; stand tough on crime & justice; end hunger & homelessness;
to expedite adoptions; reform Oregons health plan; get OUR federal
TAX dollars returned to us!
Donna is committed to
JOBS-JOBS-JOBS! FAMILY-WAGE JOBS!
NEW INDUSTRIES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NOW!!
Donna has the grit to fight for our kidsfor excellence & equity in educationfor good roadssafety & security!
Donna has the courage to stand for whats right--
Hiring Oregonians first!--
Supporting farming, fishing, forestry, Oregon businesses!--
Returning hard-earned money & expanding tax credits & reducing capital gains taxes!
Donna is well-known for her respect of our seniors, veterans, our disabled and dedicated to their needs including affordable, accessible healthcare & prescription drugs.
DONNA NELSONNominated For Speaker of the House 2003!
SHES A KEEPER!