Occupation: Education Advocate
Occupational Background: Statewide Organizer, Stand for Children; Environmental Advocate; High School Teacher
Educational Background: B.A., Brown University, 1994
Prior Governmental Experience: Championed Bottle Bill expansion as Legislative Assistant to Senator Joanne Verger; Environmental Issues Coordinator, Patrick Kennedy for Congress
TEDDY KEIZER: THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGES
In setting eight mountain climbing world records, Teddy Keizer faced daunting obstacles and overcame difficult challenges. His proven courage, tenacity, and ability to build coalitions while working with the Oregon Legislature guarantee his effectiveness as our next State Representative.
"Teddy will fight for equal rights for all Oregonians."
George Eighmey, former State Representative for
Working with Stand for Children, Teddy mobilized education supporters around Oregon, securing $260 million in additional funding for public schools. Teddy's top education priorities are lowering class sizes and restoring art, PE, and music classes lost during two decades of devastating education cuts.
"We need Teddy in the Legislature."
Representative Mitch Greenlick
OREGONIANS DESERVE GOOD HEALTHThere's no reason so many people should have to live without health insurance. Teddy supports affordable health care for all Oregonians.
"Teddy's long-term commitment to public health is needed in
Salem: he'll bridge the urban-rural divide, build coalitions,
and deliver for Oregonians."
Mary Lou Hennrich, Public Health Advocate
KEEPING OREGON GREEN
Teddy supports aggressive enforcement of existing environmental laws, legislation to stop polluters from dumping toxic chemicals into our rivers, and common sense transportation solutions to fight global warming.
"Teddy will champion sustainable, livable neighborhoods
by supporting parks, trails, and natural areas."
Mike Houck, Greenspace Advocate
Teddy advocates for Democratic values: living wage jobs, support for seniors, marriage equality, women's right to choose, affordable housing
Among Teddy's endorsements:
Commissioner Dan Saltzman; Councilor Burkholder; Senator Verger; Senator Ringo; Representative Roblan; Representative Clem; Kathleen West, Multnomah County Sustainability Manager; Lee Barrett, Chair, Association of Oregon Recyclers; Holly Pruett, Schools Advocate; John DeVoe, River Advocate
(This information furnished by Friends of Teddy Keizer.)