Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Lawmaker; Legislative Assistant; Community Volunteer; Homemaker
Educational Background: Springfield Public Schools, Lane Community College
Prior Governmental Experience: Springfield City Councilor; Hamlin PTA President; Springfield Education Foundation; Lane Convention & Visitor Association; City Library Board; TransPlan Committee
TERRY BEYER: A Practical Voice for Springfield
in the State Capitol
It has been my honor to work for you since 2001. While at times very challenging, I have fought hard to protect your interest and make progress on priority issues. For example: in our last session we established a "rainy-day fund", moved toward restoring 24/7 coverage of state police patrols, increased school funding, made prescription drugs more affordable, and took steps to insure our energy independence while protecting our environment. I am particularly proud of my success in passing legislation to help provide more affordable housing in Springfield by freeing our City's land-use system from Eugene's; an effort that I pursued in cooperation with our City Council.
But the job is not done. I stand ready to continue the battle during the 2009 legislative session. My focus will be:
- Increasing access to affordable health care and prescription drugs.
- Working to create good jobs and strengthening Oregon's economy,
- Ensuring children get the education they need and deserve to be successful - AND - insisting on proven results from educators.
I bring a practical, common sense approach to issues before the Legislature. My desire is to make government accountable, responsive and leaner. I know how hard everyone works to support their household budget. I take that same attitude to Salem, working hard to tighten the state's budget the same way your family tightens the belt every day. You deserve to know your tax dollars are spent wisely.
There is no greater honor than serving as your Representative. I humbly thank you. Please call on me at any time.
Elizabeth Terry Beyer
No One Works Harder for Springfield!
(This information furnished by Friends of Terry Beyer.)