Occupation: Entrepreneur & Inventor
Occupational Background: Retail Business Owner
Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara; Master's in Business Administration, Portland State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Business liaison to City of Bend
Mr. Lemas' platform includes lessening dependence on foreign oil by developing practical and alternative energy sources, developing realistic state and nationwide healthcare programs, returning vital funds to Oregon's public education system, and changing Washington, D.C.'s special interest orientation.
Noah and his wife of 15 years, Rachel, live in Bend, Oregon with their two children, ages six and two. Lemas and his family are outdoor enthusiasts, enjoying Central Oregon's four-season beauty and activities. In addition, Mr. Lemas is active in Bend's baseball and mountain-sport communities, serving as Little League coach and as Central Oregon's informal snowboard ambassador on and off Mt. Bachelor.
Lemas is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, and of the Graduate School of Business at Portland State University, where he was conferred an MBA. As part of his studies at Portland State University, Mr. Lemas also studied International Finance at Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management in Marseille, Provence, France.
Prior to running for United States Congress, Lemas enjoyed more than eleven years as a small-business owner and dedicated entrepreneur. In 1994 he founded Sunriver Snowboards in Sunriver, Oregon and developed the endeavor for more than six years before selling the business to a former competitor in late 2000. In 1999, he founded Side Effect Boardshop, one of the nation's influential and recognizable independent board-sports retailers. After operating Side Effect for more than six years, Lemas sold the growing business to James and Anne Jackson, of Bend, and enrolled at the Portland State University Graduate School of Business.
If elected, Mr. Lemas offers a meaningful promise to true integrity and a dedication to the citizens of Oregon's 2nd district.
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(This information furnished by Noah Lemas For Congress.)