State Representative
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Occupation: Chair, Citizen Involvement Committee

Occupational Background: Nordstrom Department Manager; Sales Consultant for Verizon Wireless.

Educational Background:
BA in Business Administration from Oregon State University (Marketing), minor in Russian Studies; MHCC political science and Russian language; Graduate of Canby Union High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: Chair of Citizen Involvement Committee; Chair of Comprehensive Plan Citizen Involvement Task Force for City of Gresham.

State government cannot continue to grow in size and cost while failing to meet its responsibilities to Oregonians. It’s time that government do what ordinary citizens have been forced to do – learn to live within its means.

Money alone will not solve our problems. Challenges like struggling schools, high taxes and fewer jobs will only be met by leaders who set clear priorities, listen to the people they represent and accept responsibility for their decisions.

My first act as state representative will be to form a citizens’ advisory council in order to establish direct accountability with the people I represent.

Oregon must institute priority based budgeting, which means the most important policies and projects get paid for first. If schools are our top priority, they must be funded ahead of any questionable social programs. Government is not the solution to every problem we face.

What government does do, it must do well:
-Ensure public safety
-Help those who cannot help themselves
-Provide every child with access to quality education
-Be a responsible steward of public property and the environment

For any issue facing us we must look first to private citizens to find a solution. State government should become involved only as a last resort, and then only when governmental intervention can be justified based on the needs of all Oregonians.

The citizens of Gresham and East Multnomah County must once again have their voices heard in Salem.

I look forward to representing you and your family in Salem. Please e-mail me at (

(This information furnished by Vicki Olson for Oregon House 2004.)

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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

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Gabe Schomus

District 28
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District 29
Mary Gallegos

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Derrick Kitts

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District 32
Douglas S. Olson
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Brad Fudge
Suzanne Gallagher
Phil Yount

District 36
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Scott Bruun

District 38
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District 39
Wayne Scott

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David Sanders

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Shirley (Whitehead) Freeman

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William (Bill) C. Cornett

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Bryce Reed Anderson
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Karen Minnis

District 50
John Lim
Vicki Olson

District 51
Linda Flores

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Patti Smith

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Gene Whisnant

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Chuck Burley

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George Gilman

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Bill Garrard
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Greg Smith

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Bob Jenson

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John H. Dallum
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R. Thomas (Tom) Butler

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