Occupation: Founder & CEO, high-tech research firm.
Occupational Background: Business consultant.
Educational Background: M.S. Public Affairs, University of Oregon; B.A., M.A., University of Southern California; Hillsboro High School.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 2007 - present; member, Joint Ways & Means Committee; Oregon Business Development Department Commission.
Community Involvement: Chair, Hillsboro 2020 Vision Task Force; member, Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce.
Family: Age: 43; married high school sweetheart, Brookwood Elementary teacher; two children.
Good Thinking. Real Accomplishments.
David Edwards has the fresh ideas we need for the challenges we face. An independent-minded leader, he works across party lines to put good ideas to work. For example, he helped create Oregon's first Rainy Day Fund to bring fiscal discipline to Salem.
As our State Representative, David has helped…
- Create more good-paying jobs by making smart investments in transportation. David led the effort to secure $7 million in lottery-backed bonds for a critical downtown Hillsboro transit facility, generating over 1,200 local jobs. He helped craft Oregon's largest investment in transportation, which includes local projects like redesigning the Glencoe Road overpass and Shute Road/Brookwood Parkway as well as widening Highway 26 between 185th and Cornell Road. This investment will generate 4,000 to 5,000 sustained jobs annually around Oregon.
- Spur job growth in the renewable energy sector by leading an initiative to better match training for green economy jobs with anticipated demand; supporting investments in wave energy and electricity generation from woody biomass; and helping home and business owners make energy efficient upgrades, adding thousands of job opportunities.
- Support struggling families by committing $6 billion for school funding, allowing local school districts to maintain existing services and preserve a full school year; and extending unemployment benefits to thousands of laid-off Oregonians.
David grew up in Hillsboro and has a proven record of results on community issues that matter. That's why he's supported by a broad coalition of business, labor and community leaders.
(This information furnished by Friends of David Edwards.)