State Representative
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Richard (Rick)
Goche

Democrat

Occupation: Commercial fisherman

Occupational Background: OSU Dept. of Fisheries, Seafood Buyer, Live Seafood Consultant, HACCP Systems Consultant

Educational Background: Tillamook High School, OSU Marine Biology, LBCC Environmental Studies Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Salmon Commodity Commission, Dungeness Crab Commodity Commission, Albacore Commission

Community Service: Tri-State Crab Committee, Special Olympics volunteer; Oregon State Correctional System volunteer

Accomplishments: Lobbied to get $60.4 million in Federal disaster relief for salmon fishermen after the devastating 2006 salmon season. Co-Founded the Klamath Common Ground Alliance, which works to reconcile decades of conflict between Klamath farmers, Tribal fishermen, and ocean salmon trollers. Pioneered the shipping of live crab that has added millions of dollars to our coastal communities.

RICK GOCHE

Using Common Sense to Chart Our Common Course

GOCHE FOR OUR RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMY

As a commercial fisherman who has been involved in coastal issues for over 40 years, Goche will represent your coastal perspective in Salem. Our fishing, farming, logging, and recreational economies will be shaped by policy on marine reserves, wave energy, water use and allocations for generations to come.

GOCHE FOR EDUCATION

If we want a brighter future, we must attend to the needs of our children. Traditional higher education is not for everyone; Goche will strive to make vocational education available for those students who are interested in the trades.

GOCHE FOR JOBS

In our district, the environment fuels the economy. Goche will find ways to get environmentalists, businesses, and labor groups to work together to solve our problems instead of having a political battle of ideas that leaves us economically paralyzed. Goche will work to bring family wage jobs to our district.

GOCHE FOR HEALTH CARE

Too many members of our community lack adequate health care. Goche will strive to bring healthcare costs down and insure all Oregonians.

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(This information furnished by Goche for Representative.)