United States Senator
Working Families (WFP)
Occupation: Manufacturing Plant Electrician; Member United Steelworkers Local 5074
Occupational Background: Welder in Cave Junction and welder / Electrician in Roseburg
Educational Background: Associate of Arts Degree, Rogue Community College
Prior Governmental Experience: Labor Representative and Executive Board, Region Six Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
I’m running for Senate because Democrats and Republicans have let us down with trade agreements that ship good jobs overseas, with a healthcare bill influenced too much by insurance and pharmaceutical corporations, and with bailouts for the Wall Street executives who caused the economic collapse.
I worked my whole life to put food on the table for my family. Thanks to an apprenticeship program, I got a good-paying job. But every year that gets harder for working people. I’ve watched as good jobs have disappeared. Every year my friends and neighbors grow more frustrated at the failure of politicians to do anything about it.
Both parties have made matters worse. They take contributions from Wall Street bankers and insurance lobbyists. They supported free trade agreements that have done serious harm to working people at home.
That’s why I joined the Working Families Party.
The Working Families Party is an independent, grassroots political party that fights for the issues that matter: good jobs, good schools, and quality, affordable healthcare. It’s the party with the backbone to stand up for working people. It’s the party for the rest of us.
A vote for me and for the Working Families Party is a vote for:
Fair Trade for Good Jobs: Renegotiate job-killing trade agreements like NAFTA, which benefit big corporations while sending jobs overseas and harming our environment. Support the “TRADE” Act, so any future trade agreements create long-term good jobs at home.
Healthcare for All: Take corporate profits and massive CEO pay out of healthcare so that it benefits people, not insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
Accountability for Wall Street: Windfall tax on obscene banker bonuses. End “Too Big to Fail.”
(This information furnished by Working Families for Bruce Cronk.)