State Senator
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Occupation: Family Physician

Occupational Background: Family Physician for 21 years, Mt. Angel Family Medical Center. Volunteer physician serving the uninsured: Silverton Community Outreach Clinic

Educational Background: M.D., UCLA School of Medicine; 1978, Los Angeles, CA. B.S. Biological Sciences, UCI; 1974, Irvine, CA.

Prior Governmental Experience: None


SEIU locals 49 & 503 endorse Bob as a strong advocate for public education, child safety, and human rights!

I spent my boyhood in Kansas, the youngest child of two public school teachers. After receiving my MD from UCLA, and completing my specialty training in Family Practice in 1981, I moved my young family to Silverton and opened my medical practice in Mt. Angel.

I am passionate about quality and affordable health care.

Our system of medical care and health insurance is broken and is causing suffering for many people Many Oregonians are only one illness away from bankruptcy.

I am running for the Senate to make the political changes we need to secure essential and affordable health care for all Oregonians. Gaining from the broad experience of being a physician, patient, small business owner, founding member of Silverton hospital's Ethics committee, a six year veteran of the Oregon Medical Association's Medical Review Committee, and now a volunteer physician for the uninsured at the Silverton Community Outreach Clinic, I understand the problems and can offer wise solutions for Oregon's health care crisis. There should be no gaps in coverage, no cracks to fall through, and no denial for preexisting conditions.

I understand that a strong educational system is absolutely necessary for our democracy, and to ensure Oregon's economic future.

Oregon workers have been increasingly productive and efficient, bringing more income into the state. This money has been going almost entirely into the pockets of the extremely wealthy. I will work to build an economy that works for all Oregonians, not just the few.

Vote: Dr. Bob For a Healthy Oregon!!

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(This information furnished by Bob McDonald.)