Pacific Green (PGP)
Occupation: HS Math Teacher
Occupational Background: Math Teacher, Portland Public Schools, NYC Schools.
Educational Background: Willamette University, B.A; Pace University, M.S.T
Prior Governmental Experience: none
We need a new voice
The Pacific Green Party would provide a much needed new perspective to the Oregon House of Representatives. We are guided by our ten key values of grassroots democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, nonviolence, decentralization, communitybased economics, feminism, responsibility, and future focus.
Make a stand for peace
I am committed to doing everything in our power to make a stand against unnecessary wars. The Oregon National Guard should not be engaged in illegal wars. I will work to prohibit the development, storage, and transport of all nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in the state of Oregon.
Education is a priority
As a teacher, I have seen firsthand the effects of good and bad education policy. We must ensure that the students of Oregon receive a quality education that is not defined by rigid standardized tests. We need more teachers and smaller class sizes. Parents, students, and teachers are the best to judge the quality of the school, so we need to ensure that they have a voice in the running of their schools. We must encourage schools that encourage creative, innovative, and diverse instruction from their teachers.
Oregon must have a transportation system that does not rely on cheap gasoline prices. More transportation options mean a higher quality of life for everyone. I will push for more funding for mass transit and bicycle paths.
Reform Drug Policy
Drug and alcohol abuse treatment should be available on demand for all who request it. I believe we should legalize marijuana use by adults and regulate its sale.
Protect the Environment
We must protect our natural resources and promote an efficient, sustainable economy. I oppose all Liquid Natural Gas pipelines in Oregon.
(This information furnished by Chris Extine.)