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  • Occupation: Health Policy Chair, Foundation for Medical Excellence; President, Estes Park Institute

    Occupational Background: Emergency Room Physician, Roseburg 1974-1988

    Educational Background: South Eugene HS, 1965; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1969; M.D., University of Oregon Medical School, 1973.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Governor 1995-2003; Senate President 1985-1993; State Senator 1981-1993; State Representative 1979-1980

    John Kitzhaber for Governor
    Strong Leadership
    Committed to Oregon

    John Kitzhaber's innovative leadership has made a tremendous difference for Oregon:

    • Proposing education funding increases every budget as Governor,while setting higher standards.
    • Jumpstarting Oregon's high tech and renewable energy economies.
    • Authoring the Oregon Health Plan, extending health coverage to more, Oregonians.
    • Creating successful new strategies to protect Oregon's farms, forests, clean water and salmon.
    • Creating Oregon's first sustainability board.

    But the best reason to make John Kitzhaber our next governor is what he will do to create a better Oregon future.

    Dear Fellow Oregonian,

    We face incredible challenges. But working together, as Oregonians, we will meet them. I am confident that our best days are ahead.

    I ask for your vote to:

    • Change how we invest in education from pre-school through college so kids arrive at school ready to learn and get the tools they need to succeed in a competitive world.
    • Implement a new economic strategy for urban and rural Oregon to create more good jobs and end Oregon's "boom and bust" economic cycles.
    • Expand clean, renewable energy projects to create jobs and protect our natural heritage.

    Read my detailed plans at www.johnkitzhaber.com.

    My pledge is to tell you the truth; to address our problems now instead of leaving them to our children; and to bring Oregonians together to move us forward.

    John Kitzhaber

    Endorsed by Democratic leaders including:
    Attorney General John Kroger
    Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo
    Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian
    Oregon AFL-CIO
    Oregon State Fire Fighters Councilv NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC
    Over 100 elected leaders across Oregon

    See the full list at www.johnkitzhaber.com

    (This information furnished by Kitzhaber 2010.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722