Occupation: Small Business Owner
Occupational Background: Restaurant Owner, Lago De Chapala, Yamhill; Co-Owner, Data Decypher.
Educational Background: Yamhill Grade School; Sheridan High School; West Valley Academy.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2008-present
Community Involvement: Youth Coach; Marriage Class Instructor, Newberg Christian Church.
Jim Weidner - Common Sense Solutions for Oregon
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Oregonians need jobs to put food on the table, clothes on their backs and provide for themselves and their families. The failed policies of current leadership are not helping. Jim will work to pass legislation to encourage businesses to grow and hire people instead of simply giving their money to the government through unfair taxes and fees.
Higher Taxes Are Not the Answer
As State Representative, Jim Weidner has fought against the hostile leadership in a House that has raised taxes during the worst recession since the 1930's. Even though Jim believes in building the Dundee Bypass, he could not vote to fund it with higher gas taxes and motor vehicle registration fees when the residents of Yamhill County were already suffering from unemployment and depressed wages.
Sustainable Health Care
Imposing higher taxes on small businesses to pay for government-run health insurance doesn't make sense when those businesses are already struggling to survive. Currently, taxpayers subsidize 100 percent of health insurance premiums for state employees. By requiring these workers to pay their fair share- just like the rest of us- Jim believes we can provide coverage to more than 80,000 kids under the Oregon Health Plan.
An Advocate for Yamhill County
Jim Weidner was born and raised in Yamhill County. He understands the area and how important it is to have balance in a legislature that is dominated by one party and their special interests. Jim has been an outspoken advocate for the residents of his district, and he will continue to be a strong voice for them in the future.
(This information furnished by Citizens for Jim Weidner.)