Occupation: Information Technology Manager
Occupational Background: IT Manager, Regence BlueCross BlueShield; IT Systems Development, Blackwell's.
Educational Background: A.A.S, Information Technology, Austin Community College; Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business and Management coursework, St. Cloud State University, University of Maryland, Portland State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: Systems Analyst, Oregon PERS; Programmer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Signal Intelligence Analyst (Sergeant), U.S. Army.
Prior Governmental Experience: Beaverton Arts and Communication Magnet Academy site council member; Volunteered at low-income elementary schools in Salem; THPRD Park Watch Volunteer; Beaverton Police Department Citizens Academy.
JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Dan Lucas understands the importance of strengthening our economy and creating more family wage jobs. As State Representative, Dan will support businesses that seek to retain and hire workers in our community. He will oppose job-killing taxes, fees and policies that are hurting Oregon's economy.
RESPONSIBLE BUDGETING AND PRIORITIZED SPENDING
Dan Lucas believes the Legislature has a responsibility to adequately fund our most critical public services: education, public safety and human services. He supports the Back to Basics budgeting approach, which protects core services but forces agencies to justify increased spending requests.
A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL OREGON CHILDREN
Dan Lucas is the proud father of three children who all attended Beaverton schools; one of whom is a local teacher today. Dan believes it's unacceptable that the Legislature increased state spending by nine percent, but forced school districts to cut their budgets. As State Representative, Dan will make Oregon's kids the highest priority in the state budget, and he'll work to ensure teachers have the tools they need to prepare our children for the future.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES
In the national media, Dan Lucas has been a vocal opponent of the federal takeover of our health care system. As State Representative, Dan will work to pass free-market solutions and incentives that will expand access and make health coverage more affordable to families and uninsured Oregonians.
(This information furnished by Friends of Dan Lucas.)