Occupation: United Parcel Service Industrial Engineer
Occupational Background: Package Dispatch Supervisor, Data Supervisor, Load Supervisor
Educational Background: Master of Science in Economics, University of Oregon, 2002 Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics, University of Oregon, 2001.
Prior Governmental Experience: None.
Civic Involvement: Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lane County, Food for Lane County, Relay for Life, Walk for Diabetes, UPS-IE United Way Campaign Committee, National Engineer's Month, Guest Speaker at Junction City High School, Douglass Educational Foundation
Set goals. Plan. Measure. Repeat
I am writing to ask for your vote for State Representative. My desire to serve you comes from my frustration with our inability to solve long term problems that the state faces.
In my ten-year UPS career, I have learned the importance of planning, commitment, and accountability to achieve results. The lack of planning, commitment, and accountability are the three major issues currently in state government.
Since we conduct state business poorly, we achieve poor results. We need to be willing to act to achieve different results. If we aren't willing to act, then the state fails its leadership responsibility. Effective leadership is effective problem solving and requires establishing clear measurable goals, implementing plans to achieve these goals and correcting plans that fail to meet them.
I will be asking for the following changes if you send me to the State Legislature:
- I will change the results by asking the state, "What is the plan?" Before we allocate any money, I want the Governor and state departments to show me what they did last year, what problems they are going to fix this year, and how we measure it.
- I will support updates to state websites. Your lives are busy. We should make information easier to access.
- I will support the addition of auditing powers to the state legislature.
I appreciate the time you have spent to consider my application to be your state representative.
(This information furnished by Friends of Sean VanGordon.)