Occupation: State Representative
Occupational Background: Lawmaker, Legislative Assistant; Community Volunteer; Homemaker
Educational Background: Lane Community College; Springfield Public Schools
Prior Governmental Experience: Springfield City Councilor; Hamlin PTA President; Convention & Visitor Association of Lane County; Springfield Education Foundation; City Library Board, TransPlan Advisory Committee
TERRY BEYER: A Practical Voice for Springfield
in the State Capitol
The last two years have been difficult for all of us. Uncertain economic times have been difficult on Oregon's working families, and Springfield is no exception. I know how hard everyone works to support their household budget; I have worked hard to tighten the state's budget the same way your family tightens the belt every day.
Working with Governor Kulongoski, we have made great strides in making state government more efficient and more accountable. We have revamped the retirement system, reduced state payroll, removed unnecessary regulation, eliminated wasteful spending, and even improved the efficiency of our state vehicle fleet. And that's just the start. We have a new attitude in state leadership to make government more accountable and leaner. I firmly believe citizens deserve the very best bang for their tax dollar, and I aim to get it for you!
During the next legislative session, my focus will be:
- Increasing access to affordable health care and prescription drugs for all Oregonian's.
- Working with the Governor to rebuild Oregon's economy, creating good jobs for our fellow citizens.
- Ensuring that Oregon's children get the education they need and deserve to be successful. This means making education funding the first budget priority - AND - insisting on proven results from educators.
There is no greater honor than being chosen by you as your State Representative. I humbly thank you. With your continued support I will continue to work hard to represent you in the State Legislature. Please call on me at any time.
Elizabeth Terry Beyer
Springfield's State Representative
No One Works Harder for Springfield!
(This information furnished by Elizabeth Terry Beyer.)