Occupation: State Representative; Attorney
Occupational Background: Attorney at Law; Mediator; Arbitrator
Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.S. 1958; J.D. 1963
Prior Governmental Experience: Lane Community College Board of Education, 1965 to 1971 and 1999 to 2003; Citizens Utility Board, 1986 to 1990; Springfield City Council, 1967 to 1969
Putting People Ahead of Politics!
In two terms Bob has established a successful record representing you in the Oregon Legislature. For next session, Bob tackles the issues that are important to our community.
Bob understands that quality education opportunities at all levels are essential to the future of our community. Bob will work to provide:
- Full funding for our children's schools.
- Tuition and Fee freezes to keep our students from being priced out of our Colleges and Universities.
- Increased investment in Community College workforce development and vocational/technical training programs.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE:
Bob knows that seniors and families need real relief from increasing healthcare costs and skyrocketing insurance premiums. Bob will fight to:
- Allow small businesses to form insurance buying pools to maintain coverage for employees and their families.
- Ensure all Oregon children have full health care coverage.
- Expand the prescription drug purchasing pool to include all Oregonians without prescription drug coverage.
A businessman for over 40 years, Bob knows what it takes to stimulate business development and family wage jobs. Bob's plan for real economic development includes:
- Reduce capital gains for Oregon investors who will provide real job growth and direct investments into our community.
- Increase authority of the Oregon Investment Council to invest in local businesses.
- A larger commitment in developing partnerships between our Universities and Oregon businesses to develop new, clean, cutting edge industries.
He's Working for You!
"Bob Ackerman is a proven leader who gets the job done."
Congressman Peter DeFazio
State Representative, District 13
(This information furnished by Robert L. Ackerman for State Representative Committee.)