Occupation: Administrator, Wells Fargo Bank
Occupational Background: Quality Assurance, Wells Fargo Bank; Small Business Owner
Educational Background: Sunset High School, Diploma; Attended University of Phoenix in Business Administration; Military Leadership courses; Basic Officer Extension Courses; Extension Course for Staff Academy
Prior Governmental Experience: Washington County Children and Family Services; United States Marine Corps
Community Service: Hands on Banking program; Habitat for Humanity; Executive officer for the Navy Sea Cadets, Portland Division; Toastmasters International
Strong Business Background
For the past 15 years, I have worked in corporate America and witnessed firsthand, the massive layoffs and resulting fiscal instability affecting the financial foundation of our state. With years of experience in the banking industry, I have gained direct knowledge of the issues and challenges facing business, both large and small, in today's economic crisis. I believe I can offer common sense solutions to help create an environment where entrepreneurs are rewarded and businesses can succeed.
Getting Oregon Back to Work
We need to work harder on attracting businesses to our state. For too many years, the government's main concern has been growing the government sector and not focusing on attracting businesses to Oregon. If elected I will work to cut government spending, revitalize the private sector, and make our state attractive to businesses once again. We need a healthy thriving market where family-wage jobs are created by Oregonians seeking to better themselves and create opportunities for all.
After serving in the Marine Corps for over seventeen years, I know how hard it can be for a veteran to come home to find no work available. As a disabled veteran, I understand the employment needs of veterans. I will work to ensure our veterans receive whatever medical or employment assistance we may provide them, and I will strive to make sure we honor their courage, commitment, and dedication to their country.
(This information furnished by Stevan C. Kirkpatrick for Senate.)