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State Representative

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Vicki
Berger
Republican

Occupation: State Representative; retired small business owner.

Occupational Background: Owner, West Salem Lazerquick; project manager, regional manufacturing firm.

Educational Background: BA, University of Wyoming; Salem Public Schools.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Rules Committee; Revenue Committee; Transportation Committee; Business and Labor Committee; General Government Committee; chair, Trade and Economic Development Committee. Salem/Keizer School Board.

Community Involvement: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; Oregon State Capitol Foundation. Past community activities: Salem Hospital Foundation, Marion/Polk County CASA; City of Salem Downtown Development Board; West Salem Rotary; West Salem Business Association.

Community Recognition: 2001 Salem Co-First Citizen (with husband Jerry); first woman president of the Family YMCA of Marion/Polk Counties.

VICKI BERGER
Protecting Family Budgets

Vicki understands how Oregon families are feeling squeezed by the current recession. That's why she opposed income tax increases that would have hurt our economy and a new tax on health insurance premiums. She also worked to keep state government focused on creating private sector jobs, not more strangling regulations.

VICKI BERGER
Stable School Funding

Vicki helped create the state's Rainy Day Fund and the Education Stability Fund to protect schools and essential services during economic downturns. As a result, local schools were protected from more severe budget cuts during our current recession. As a former school board member, she understands the need to get more money to classroom programs and will ensure it is a priority.

VICKI BERGER
Keeping Our Families Safe

Vicki fought for more state troopers on our roads and highways and to create mandatory minimum sentences for sex offenders and pedophiles. She also helped pass legislation to crack down on crime and identity theft by requiring proof of legal residency for those seeking driver's licenses. Last year she sponsored legislation making it easier for rape victims to seek justice and tougher penalties for criminals who murder pregnant women.

KEEP VICKI BERGER FIGHTING FOR WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO US

(This information furnished by Friends of Vicki Berger.)

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