Occupational Background: Gilman Dairy - Owner/operator - 26 years; ACCESS (community action agency), Fundraising, programs to prevent homelessness, job counseling and providing medical equipment to needy; Foster Grandparent Director, Nonprofit agency allowing limited income seniors to earn supplemental income by volunteering in classrooms, helping teachers and at-risk youth.
Educational Background: Crater High School, Central Point; Oregon State (Dairy Husbandry); Southern Oregon University, BS General Studies (Science-Math)
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative; Rogue Community College Board Chair; Republican Precinct Committeeman; Rogue Valley Transportation District Board; OR Beef Council; OR Dairy Products Commission; OR Community Service Commission; Governor's Commission on Senior Service.
Gilman served as vice-chair of the Transportation Committee and was a member of a Ways & Means subcommittee in the 2007 session. During the interim he is vice chair of Transportation and was appointed vice chair of the Rural Policy Committee. He is a member of the Emergency Board and the State Lands Advisory Committee.
My top priority in 2009 will be a transportation funding
package. Transportation is a major economic driver for
The Rural Policy Committee, of which I am a member, will work to enhance the economic viability of small, rural communities. If Congress decides to not to fund Federal Forest receipts, the Rural Policy Committee will have to find ways to soften the blow. I have enjoyed serving as your state representative and would appreciate your vote in May, 2008.
(This information furnished by Gilman Campaign.)