Occupation: General Partner, Byers Family, Ltd.
Occupational Background: Commercial real estate investor, following a career as booking agent for national Lecture Bureau and co-owner of national college booking agency. Speech and Debate coach, Roseburg High School
Educational Background: 2 1/2 years college (Smith & Boston University)
Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committee Person, Treasurer, Douglas County Democratic Party; Delegate, State Democratic Platform Committee, Alternate, Central Committee and member, State Democratic Rural Caucus. Status of Women Commission, Sonoma County, California
Other Affiliations: Board of Directors, Casa de Belen and HIV Center in Roseburg; member, P.E.O. women's organization. Volunteer with Mountain of Hope medical/dental clinic in Honduras.
I believe government's job is to serve the people; to do for us what we can't do for ourselves and what private industry can't. I'll bring a balanced, common sense approach to the job of representing the citizens in this large, diverse district so rich in resources and good people.
I'll advocate for adequate funding of our Oregon schools to expand class choices, extend our school year and reduce class sizes. Well educated citizens get good family wage jobs. Communities with well educated people attract new businesses and manufacturing.
I will work to make Oregon a worldwide leader in renewable energy, bringing thousands of good paying jobs to Oregonians while protecting our lands, rivers and wildlife habitat.
I want to reform our ballot initiative process to require that ballot measures fully specify how initiatives will be funded if enacted. No more unfunded mandates for Oregon!
I have the energy, the commitment and the common sense to be an effective Representative for District 7. I'm asking for your vote!
Brad Avakian, Commissioner, Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries
State Senator Floyd Prozanski
Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society
Planned Parenthood PAC
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Charles Lee, Attorney
Sharon Rice, Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees
(This information furnished by Sara Byers.)