State Senator
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Occupation: Business Owner, Housing Projects

Occupational Background: Oregon Attorney from 1971 to present

Educational Background: University of Texas, School of Law, LLB; University of Texas, BA; Public Schools Prior Governmental Experience: Peace Corps Volunteer, South America 1999-2001; Multnomah County Civil Service Commission, Chair 1982-1996; Multnomah County Committees on Land Use and Zoning for Edgefield Property; Lobbyist, Oregon Judicial Commission 1983; Lobbyist, Multnomah County 1981; Director, Portland Bureau of Economic Development; Executive Assistant to Portland’s Mayor; Executive Assistant to Portland Commissioner; Senate Committee Assistant, Oregon Legislature 1975; Lieutenant, United States Navy 1967-1971

All of the problems and issues facing our State, from education and public safety to health care and the environment will be more easily solved if Oregonians have jobs and income.

During the 1990’s our public spending increased at unsustainable rates. Controlled spending and increased economic activity will restore our state to fiscal stability.

I can help achieve those two goals.

Let me introduce myself. I am the father of two grown and productive children. They attended public schools. My wife, Paula, is a retired public elementary school teacher and principal.

I started practicing law in 1971 focusing on real estate, land use planning, business and employment law. Now I am an owner of housing projects. In addition to my government experience, I have taken the time to become involved in our community.

Other community service includes: City Club, chair of standing and research committees; volunteer youth mentor, volunteer for business development with the International Refugee Center of Oregon; tutor for Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement; Civic Theater board; international projects in health, education and business development, and volunteer teaching in public schools of global trade, environment and cultural awareness; Rotary Club.

I helped to initiate Portland’s Performing Arts Center and wrote the business and industrial section of Portland’s first comprehensive plan.

Let me put my experience to work for you.

(This information furnished by John Wight.)

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