State Representative
Jim Weidner photo


Occupation: Small Business Owner

Occupational Background: Restaurant Owner, Lago De Chapala, Yamhill; Reliability Supervisor, Pope & Talbot, Halsey; Engineering Manager, McGuire Bearing Company, Portland.

Educational Background: Yamhill Grade School, Sheridan High School. West Valley Academy

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Community Involvement: Youth Coach, Chehalem Parks and Recreation, Yamhill-Carlton Athletic Team Sports; Marriage class instructor, Newberg Christian Church.

Jim Weidner - Common Sense Solutions for Oregon

Working for Yamhill County
Jim Weidner was born and raised in Yamhill County. He knows how important it is for our community to have a strong voice in Salem. Jim is supported by many of our local officials, and he'll work closely with all community leaders to improve and protect the quality of life for all citizens.

Improving Transportation
Yamhill County has some of the worst congestion in Oregon. Jim will work with local, state and federal officials to identify innovative solutions to improve and expand our transportation infrastructure.

Keeping Our Communities Safe
Jim Weidner supports providing 24/7 Oregon State Police coverage and tougher penalties for drugs, ID theft and pedophile criminals. Jim will work to end "secret deals" that allow abusive teachers to remain in our schools.

Stopping Government Waste, Opposing Tax Increases
State government needs to be accountable for the tax dollars it spends. Jim will work to create a legislative audits office to monitor government performance and root out waste, and he will continue to oppose tax increases on families and businesses.

Preparing Our Kids for 21st Century Jobs
Jim wants to improve Oregon education, and he has children in local schools. Jim favors mandatory performance auditing for school districts to increase accountability, ensuring money is actually spent in classrooms, and expanding professional development to help teachers better prepare our kids for the future.

Endorsed by Community Leaders
Gary George, State Senator
Joe Shipley, Deputy Sheriff
Dale Stepper, School Board Member

(This information furnished by Citizens for Jim Weidner.)