Occupation: Realtor; Jefferson County Commissioner.
Occupational Background: Small Businessman: Owner Ahern's Grocery and Black Butte General Store.
Educational Background: Madras High School; University of Oregon Graduate.
Prior Governmental Experience: Jefferson County Commission; Madras City Council; Deschutes River Management Commission; Jefferson County Public Health Advisory Committee; 509-J School District Budget Committee; Citizens' Review Board; Madras Planning Commission; Commission on Children and Families.
Prior Community Experience: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, President; Madras Kiwanis, President; Madras Elks; Knights of Columbus; Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach.
Family: Mike lives in Madras with his wife Jane, who is Youth Services Director at the Jefferson County Library. He has 3 grown sons.
VOTE MIKE AHERN! EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP, VISION.
In Jefferson County, MIKE AHERN is already well known as a hard-working, common sense leader. MIKE AHERN is a neighbor we have trusted to protect our rights and values.
Now MIKE AHERN is introducing himself to voters in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Grant, Wheeler and northwest Deschutes Counties, as he works to become our representative in Salem.
AHERN WILL PROVIDE THE STRONG, COMMON-SENSE VOICE WE NEED IN SALEM!
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS: Mike feels we can do more to turn state resources towards helping economic development and job creation on this side of the Cascades. Too often our needs have been ignored in Salem. Mike will be the voice we need.
QUALITY OF LIFE: Across District 59, from The Dalles, to Madras, to John Day; our communities need leadership in Salem to protect our quality of life, and renew our towns, communities, farms and ranches. Health Care, Education, Taxes, Crime - these are the issues that Mike will take on in Salem.
NOTE FROM MIKE:
I know it's frustrating to watch more politics as usual. We need to
work together to build a positive, prosperous future. I'LL GO TO
WORK IN SALEM TO MAKE SURE SALEM IS WORKING FOR US.
I ask for your vote.
Sincerely, Mike Ahern
(This information furnished by Elect Ahern.)