Occupation: Founder, President, AFMS Logistics, Cost Reduction Efficiency Experts
Occupational Background: Airborne Express, District Manager
Educational Background: B.S., Business Marketing, Portland State University
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Involvement: Mike is involved with and supports numerous children's charities and schools (Boys and Girls Clubs, Children's Cancer Society, Providence Children's Hospital, North Clackamas Schools and many others). Mike's charity work earned him Portland Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award in 2007.
"I'm running for Congress to secure our borders, end illegal immigration, and protect our country from terrorism. I'll work to balance the budget, lower taxes and create quality jobs for Oregonians."
FIGHTING FOR LOWER TAXES
As a small independent businessman, Mike Erickson has balanced a budget, worked to provide his employees with quality health care and knows higher taxes cost jobs and hurt our economy. Mike will fight against those who want to raise our taxes and will promote real fiscal conservatism in Congress.
SECURE OUR BORDERS AND STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Illegal immigration is a serious problem, overwhelming our schools, jails and hospitals. Mike will work hard to secure our borders and increase the number of border control agents. Only then can we work towards creating immigration reform that says NO to welfare benefits and NO to driver's licenses for illegals.
CREATE JOBS AND IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY
Small businesses are the backbone of Oregon's economy. Mike will fight to cut bureaucracy so businesses and farms can grow - helping to create new, quality jobs for Oregon.
STAND UP FOR FAMILY VALUES
Mike is dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life and preserving traditional marriage. Mike is active in his church and community.
Mike is committed to maintaining a safe, strong and secure America. Mike will ensure our military has the resources to win the Global War on Terrorism.
Mike strongly supports the second amendment - the right to keep and bear arms.
MIKE ERICKSON - SETTING A NEW PATH FOR OREGON
(This information furnished by Erickson for Congress.)