Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Teacher; 26 years at BMCC, 4 years high school; small business owner; co-owner family farm.
Educational Background: BS, MS, Montana State Univ.
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative 1997-present. Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Commissioner '88-'96. Pendleton Transportation Plan Advisory Member '95-'96. Delegate to White House Conference on Families, '80. Veteran, USAF '50-'54.
Personal: Raised on a ranch; Married to Evelyn; 4 grown children, 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
EXPERIENCE - AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
I have chaired the following legislative committees:
- Joint Ways and Means General Government Sub Committee- '07
- Interim House Task Force on OR Health Plan- '05-'06
- Interim House Task Force on Seniors '05-'06
- House Water '03 & '05
- Interim House Subcommittee on Water -'03 '04
- Interim Joint Salmon and Streams-'01-'02
- House Species Recovery and Streams Restoration '01
In the '08 interim I serve on the:
- Emergency Board
- Joint Committee of Oregon State Hospital oversight
- Joint Education Design Task Force
PRIORITIES - AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
CHILDREN are the key to the future: Providing for their education, health care and safety will continue to be a passion for me.
SENIORS are the key from our past: No senior should go without needed prescription drugs. In home services for the frail elderly must be enhanced. District 58 and rural seniors need improved transportation services.
AGRICULTURE the key to District 58's economic health: Water storage program(s) are needed to enhance our supply for irrigation and municipalities. District 58 farmers deserve ethanol and biodiesel development that will expand their markets.
HEALTH CARE the key to an enjoyable life: All Oregonians deserve affordable health insurance. Health care professionals must be available in every community.
AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
I appreciate the opportunity to be your representative and will always work to fulfill these priorities. Thank you for your continued support.
(This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Bob Jenson.)