State Representative

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Republican (REP)

  • Occupation: President, Summit Manufacturing

    Occupational Background: Small business owner, 21 years; Executive and financial positions in natural resource and manufacturing sectors, 14 years; US Marine Corps, Vietnam Veteran, 6 years

    Educational Background: Sunset High School; Portland Community College; Portland State University

    Prior Governmental Experience: US Marine Corps, 1967-1973

    Oregon consistently ranks among the highest in hunger, homelessness and unemployment. Lew Barnes knows we deserve better. Lew knows how to make the right decisions in difficult circumstances, that hard work creates opportunities and that now, more than ever, we need to do what it takes to get Oregon back on its feet.

    Better Job Environment
    Lew will reduce the taxes, fees and regulations the Legislature imposed on employers, giving businesses more capital to create jobs and employ people. Lew will work hard in Salem to bring support to employers, not bureaucracy.

    More Accountable Government
    Lew will establish performance benchmarks for all government entities, creating accountability and transparency when important decisions are being made and taxpayer money is being spent.

    Promote Fiscal Responsibility
    Lew knows we simply can’t afford the tax and spend policies the Legislature has introduced over the last three terms his opponent has been in office. Lew will bring a business sense and common sense to how we budget and spend money in Salem.

    Support our Children
    Lew will be an advocate for school choice, giving parents the freedom to make decisions about their children’s education. He believes the Legislature needs to make education funding a top priority because our children deserve to be a top priority.

    Vote Leadership. Vote Experience. Vote Lew Barnes.

    “As a local leader from our area, I support Lew Barnes for State Representative. Lew has years of experience as a business owner and I know he will be an advocate for smarter, better business policies. We need a common sense approach to economics in our Oregon Legislature; we need Lew in Salem.”
    Charles Hurliman, Tillamook County Commissioner


    (This information furnished by Friends of Lew Barnes.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722