State Representative
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Occupation: State Representative, Small Business Owner

Occupational Background: Farmer; Director of Salem Field Office for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Legislative Assistant to State Senator Cliff Trow

Educational Background: B.S. Political Science, Oregon State University, OSU Student Body President; 1993-1994

Prior Governmental Experience: Four-term Chair - Oregon Student Assistance Commission

Community Involvement: Salem City Club President, Member - Salem Chamber of Commerce

Endorsed by: AFT-Oregon, SEIU Local 503/49, OLCV, Oregon School Employees Association, AFSCME

Brian Clem—He's as Oregon as it gets.

Brian Clem is an Oregon native. His family arrived in 1850— before Oregon was even a state. From agriculture to hi-tech, Brian understands the things that make us unique because he has lived them. Brian was elected to serve you in 2006. His first session in the Capitol was focused on delivering concrete improvements to peoples' lives.

Getting Oregon moving in the right direction. Brian Clem supported the landmark 2007 education budget—stopping increases in class sizes and putting more dollars directly into the classroom. Clem led the fight to end state contracts for companies that send the work overseas. He supported creating Oregon's Rainy Day Fund and innovative solutions to the meth crisis.

Protecting property rights. Brian Clem made a promise to the people of East Salem to fight forced annexations and he kept it. He led the legislature to pass two laws to give people a say in their futures. Now, homeowners of targeted properties will have the right to vote and the tax burden on them reduced.

Investing in the future. Brian was a key sponsor of the Renew Oregon Plan—creating a strong biofuels industry, generating new agricultural and manufacturing jobs, and decreasing Oregon's dependence on foreign oil.

Ending the stranglehold of lobbyists. Brian Clem is fighting to return Oregon's government to us. He kept his promise not to take gifts from lobbyists and campaign contributions from out of state corporations.

(This information furnished by Oregonians for Clem.)