Occupation: Executive Director, Democracy's Edge, an Oregon non-partisan, non-profit organization to increase electoral participation.
Occupational Background: Management in non-profits, 20 years; political commentator, 15 years.
Educational Background: BA, University of Santa Clara, Magna Cum Laude, 1979
Prior Governmental Experience: Arcata City Commission
Community experience: Chamber of Commerce, Blue Lake, 5 years; Chamber vice-president, 2 years; classroom volunteer; volunteer fundraiser: Boys & Girls Club, Hospice, PBS and NPR affiliates, Humboldt Senior Center, Arcata Children's Center
"We can do better, and we have to. Business and community leaders throughout Southern Oregon agree that it is vital to stabilize adequate funding for public education--it's the key to our economic development, our future and the quality of our lives. As your state representative, I will be a constant advocate for excellent schools, for accessible and affordable health care, and for growth in Oregon that is balanced, smart, and offers jobs that pay a wage you can live on.
It's not about smaller or bigger government or any of the other arguments that have recently divided us. It's about a government that works. It's about moving forward and making progress for all Oregonians. That's why I want to represent you in Salem and why I ask for your support."
What others say:
"Employee health-care coverage is a major concern for small businesses. Peter understands that state and federal government, in partnership with business, can do more to solve this critical problem."
Laurie Kappel, business owner, Phoenix
"It's time for the legislature to stop putting the interests of big corporations and special interests ahead of the rest of us. Peter will be a strong voice for those who demand a state legislature that works for all Oregonians."
Jim Lewis, Mayor, Jacksonville
"Now, more than ever, Oregon needs dedicated, hardworking representatives who understand the challenges facing education and access to quality healthcare. Peter Buckley is just this sort of leader."
Dr. Alan Bates, State Representative
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Peter Buckley.)