Occupation: State Representative, District 1; Owner/operator Skyview Ranch/Tree Farm
Occupational Background: Oregon State Police, Rancher, Forest Manager
Educational Background: Gearhart/Seaside schools; Oregon Technical Institute; Oregon State Police Academy;
Prior Governmental Experience: Natural Resource - Ways and Means; Chair-Senior Taskforce; Pacific Fisheries Legislative Taskforce; Western Legislative Forestry Taskforce; Oregon Board of Forestry; Oregon Water Enhancement Board; Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and Landslide Taskforce; Chair-House Judiciary and State and Federal Affairs Committees:
Oregon must reduce bureaucracy and be a business friendly state. It is important that we create new job opportunities and protect our natural resource economy. We need to focus on family-wage jobs that will allow young people to continue to live in Southwestern Oregon.
ConstitutionThe Legislator should follow the Constitution, protect all Constitutional rights, vote the will of their constituents and bring honesty and integrity back to State Government.
Natural ResourcesWayne supports the sustainable, balanced harvest of our fisher, timber and agricultural resources based on sound science. These are a way of life and key to the economy.
Quality Education for Every ChildEducation is the foundation of the next generation. We must find a stable adequate dedicated funding source for K-12.
MethWayne spearheaded the Meth Work Group of two Republicans and two Democrats including himself and together they produced the "Meth Package". This legislation increased penalties for meth dealers and cooks and provided increases in recovery programs including drug courts.
Dependency - Foster CareHe patterned the Dependency Work Group after the meth group, to make the Department of Human Resources accountable, protect foster children and parents and grandparents, and provide justice. They passed ten pieces of legislation unanimously, and continue to work to develop a better more fair system of foster care.
GovernmentWayne has worked diligently to make State Agencies accountable and reduce bureaucracy.
taxesReduce taxes. You can't tax your way to prosperity.
(This information furnished by Wayne Krieger.)