Occupation: Healthcare delivery specialist, Northwest Professional Management
Occupational Background: Agribusiness, small business owner
Educational Background: B.A., History, Whitman College
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 1997-2003, State Senator 2003-present
Married to Libby, two children, BJ (19), Taylor (15)
BEN WESTLUND GETS THINGS DONE
"Westlund won a House seat in 1996 and quickly showed he had a knack for understanding complex issues and for developing relations on both sides of the aisle."
The Oregonian (6/3/2005)
"Ben Westlund is the right person to be our next State Treasurer and protect the hard-earned retirement dollars of working Oregon families. As a legislator and former budget chief during some of Oregon's toughest economic times, Ben balanced fiscal accountability with social responsibility. As long as I have known him, I have been impressed with his ability to work across the aisle to get results for Oregon."
Governor Ted Kulongoski
Endorsed by Oregon Education Association
BEN WESTLUND UNDERSTANDS OUR ECONOMY
"From small business issues to infrastructure needs and natural resources, I know Ben Westlund will bring a fresh perspective and sure-handed sensibility to the State Treasurer's office. Ben has been one of the best and brightest members of the legislature, and his background as a successful business owner and his experience with complex funding issues and the state budget will serve Oregon extremely well."
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Endorsed by Oregon Small Business for Responsible Leadership
BEN WESTLUND IS WORKING TO LOWER
HEALTH CARE COSTS
Ben Westlund co-authored the Healthy Oregon Act that created the blueprint for health care reform to lower costs, improve quality and provide access to every Oregonian.
Endorsed by SEIU Locals 49 & 503, Oregon Nurses Association,
AFSCME Council 75
BEN WESTLUND CHAMPIONS RENEWABLE ENERGY
AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Ben is an outspoken advocate for renewable energy and clean technology economic development. He helped pass bills to increase Oregon's renewable energy use and to increase investments in emerging technologies.
Endorsed by Oregon League of Conservation Voters,
(This information furnished by Ben Westlund.)