State Representative
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Al
Pearn

Republican

Occupation: Owner/Operator Tiffany Acres Tree Farm

Occupational Background: Lt. Colonel, US Army (ret.); Retail Management; Financial Services

Educational Background: B.S., Business Administration, Culver-Stockton College; M.S. Project and Systems Management, University of Southern California; Master Woodland Management, OSU Extension

Prior Governmental Experience: Bonny Lake Planning Commission (WA), Siuslaw Watershed Council, Executive Board (OR)

Al Pearn for State Representative

Building Bridges of Understanding
Our Oregon Coast and its lifestyles need to be represented and heard in Salem. I will work to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between the coastal communities and the Oregon Legislature to assure our quality of life continues in growth and opportunity.

Demonstrated Leadership
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Ret.): Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal; Rotary; Lions; SMART; Shriner's Hospital; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars

Education
Public Education needs adequate funding and a stable funding source. Citizens need to be reassured that academics and classroom funding are the first priorities for education dollars, and that dollars are properly spent.

Safety
Oregon highways need full time police protection and we should have a State Crime Laboratory.

Natural Resources
The Coast is rich in renewable natural resources: fish, timber and water. These resources must be used in a sustainable manner that protects future generations while supporting working families and small businesses.

Fighting Meth and Other Drugs
Meth and other drugs are causing destruction of our youth; accompanying crimes are overburdening the justice system. Oregon Government must establish higher standards for enforcement, judicial processing, corrections and treatment for this serious problem.

Coastal Economy
Our coastal economy thrives using all available resources, human and natural. Workers need family wage jobs and a future. We need the burden of excessive taxation and regulation removed so we can prosper and grow.

Local Control
Whether at the school board, city or county level, local control is the backbone of strong communities. We must foster local control while encouraging collaboration as one region.

(This information furnished by Al Pearn.)