State Representative

Matthew Wand photo

Republican (REP)

  • Occupation: Attorney, Wand Maddoux Preston LLC

    Occupational Background: Attorney

    Educational Background: Reynolds High School; MHCC, Portland State University; Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College

    Prior Governmental Experience: City of Troutdale Budget Committee; Troutdale Centennial Celebration Committee; Troutdale City Council

    “As a local elected official who has worked closely with Matt Wand, and registered Democrat for all of my life, I am supporting Matt Wand as the clear choice in this race. His leadership skills are excellent, in addition to being a true communicator, both listening and speaking. He has my full support.” Mike Weatherby, Mayor of Fairview.

    The Legislature Passed Nearly $2 Billion in New Taxes and Fee Increases…Why?

    Even though Oregon is suffering high unemployment, Nick Kahl voted for nearly $2 billion in new job killing tax and fee increases, including fees that hurt the poorest among us.

    Education Must be Protected from Political Budget Cuts

    Matt Wand believes ensuring a high-quality education is critical but Salem has continued to cut education funding, including the Governor’s proposed additional 9% cut. Continuing to improve the standards in schools, encouraging competition and allowing parents and teachers flexibility to try new approaches are essential.

    Gang Violence Still a Problem

    Matt Wand wants everyone to feel safe in their homes and cars. He will support initiatives to fight crime and gangs. Local, permanent, jobs in East County are the only way to reduce crime.

    A Clear Choice:

    Nick Kahl: Recently joined the Bar Association as a new lawyer. He supported nearly $2 billion in new taxes and fees. He is opposed to defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Nick supported a law to reduce sentences for violent, repeat criminals.

    Matt Wand: A descendent of a pioneer family from East County. Opposes new tax increases and government growth. Wants spending brought under control, funding our priorities of Education and Public Safety first. Matt supports traditional marriage and has deep community service roots.

    (This information furnished by Matt Wand for East County.)

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