Occupation: Sergeant Portland Police Bureau
Occupational Background: Teacher, Coach, Community Policing Instructor
Educational Background: BA Warner Pacific College, Graduate Studies Portland State University and Washington State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Former Chair Oregon Trail School Board
Community Service: Advisory Board My Father's House Family Shelter, Commander Portland Police Sunshine Division
STANDING TALL FOR OREGON FAMILIES
Whether in the line of fire as a police officer fighting drugs and violent crime or leading programs to battle hunger, Wayne Kuechler has always worked for safer communities and a better Oregon. His resolve has been tested on the front lines and we need Wayne standing up for Oregon families.
STANDING TALL FOR A QUALITY EDUCATION
Politicians in Salem talk about improving education, but Wayne Kuechler has worked hard to deliver for kids. As school board chair, he's protected important school programs and made sure our kids are prepared for the future.
STANDING TALL FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY
We must restore the credibility of our legislators. Wayne Kuechler will fight for a real legislative ethics law that limits the special interests and returns control to all Oregonians.
STANDING TALL FOR JOBS
Wayne Kuechler will support the Oregon Business Plan, which will recruit and retain innovative, well-paying jobs to the State. He will increase opportunities for job creation by working to provide affordable healthcare options to Oregon's small businesses.
STANDING TALL FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
Wayne Kuechler knows health care costs are out of control. He will demand more accountability from HMOs and insurance companies and require public hearings before rate increases.
STANDING TALL TO HELP HIS NEIGHBORS
While politicians make excuses about the severe economic problems Oregonians face, Wayne Kuechler pursues innovative ways to help families in need. Heading the Sunshine Division of the Portland Police Bureau, Wayne finds charitable funding to help 6500 Oregon families keep food on the table so their children don't go to bed hungry.
Endorsed by United States Senator Ron Wyden
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Wayne Kuechler.)