Occupation: Social Security Claims Representative
Occupational Background: Bi-lingual Case worker for Texas Dept of Public Welfare, Harlingen, TX 10/72 thru 10/74. Bi-lingual Claims Representative for Social Security Administration, Las Vegas, NV and Eugene OR 10/74 thru present.
Educational Background: St Mary's College High School, Berkeley, CA 9/59 - 6/63; Diablo Valley College, Concord, CA 9/66 - 6/67 & 9/68 - 1/69. University of the Americas, Mexico City 9/67 - 6/68 & 3/70 - 6/70; San Francisco State University 1/69 - 6/69 & 9/70 - 6/71; International College of Copenhagen, Denmark 9/69 - 1/70; and Pan American University, Brownsville, TX 1973 & 1974. AA Degree - Diablo Valley College; BA Degree in International Relations - San Francisco State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: Citizen/Soldier - US Army 7/63 thru 6/66; Overseas Service - 7th Infantry Division, South Korea 1964; 1st Infantry Division South Vietnam 9/65 thru 6/66. Post Commander - VFW Post 293, Eugene OR 9/99 thru 6/04. Senior Vice Commander - American Legion Post 3, Eugene OR 7/07 thru present.
Board Member Non Profits: Veterans Memorial Association, Eugene OR 1/01 thru 12/06 & 1/08 thru present; McKenzie Personnel Systems, Eugene OR - 6/02 thru present.
Organizations: Life Memberships - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Disabled American Veterans, Korean War Veterans Association, Vietnam Veterans of America Annual Member - American Legion.
Campaign Positions: Prioritization of city street repairs; Site new hospital; Revive West Eugene Parkway plan; Public vote to decide city acquisition of the headwaters of the Amazon drainage ditch; and Establish a sister-city relationship in Latin America.
Family: Married Rebeca Martinez Cardenas in Mexico City on
1/20/1970. Residents of Eugene OR since 11/76.
Children: Heidi, Hans, Nicole, & Jonathan - All attended McCornack Elementary, Kennedy Middle School & Churchill High School. Heidi, Hans, and Jonathan graduated from the University of Oregon and Nicole graduated from Portland State University.
Grandchildren: Colin & Drake McDowell
(This information furnished by Nick Urhausen for Eugene Mayor.)