State Representative
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Occupation: Businessman, State Senator

Occupational Background: State Senator; Small Business Owner; Chaplain, U.S. Missile Base; Janitor

Educational Background: Honorary Doctor of Political Science, YNU; Doctor of Humane Letters, Master of Divinity, WES (George Fox University)

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator, 2004-present, 1993-2001; Chair, Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee; Vice-Chair, Senate Business and Consumer Affairs; Joint Human Services Committee; Multnomah County Commission on Children and Families; Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII

Community Involvement: Member, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce; FBI Citizen's Academy Graduate; Volunteer, Cascade AIDS Project; Member, MADD; Established John Lim Scholarship, Mt. Hood Community College

John Lim: A Quality Education
"I will continue working to stabilize education funding, reduce classroom overcrowding and make our schools a safer place. A quality education means better jobs and more opportunities."

John Lim: Creating Jobs, Strengthening Oregon's Economy
"Oregon's unemployment is unacceptable. We need to reform our tax structure, encourage existing and new businesses to establish and expand."

John Lim: Limiting Taxes and Government Spending
"Government has taxed enough, we simply need to better prioritize our needs and fund them accordingly. By defeating Measures 28 and 30, Oregonians have sent a strong message to elected officials: 'No More Taxes' and we need to start listening."

John Lim: Strongly Supports Oregon Health Plan
"More than a quarter of Oregonians do not have Health insurance. The Oregon Health Plan is there for those who otherwise can not cover their families or themselves."

"John Lim promotes business and bring jobs to our state combined with his business and government experiences creates just the type of leadership we need in Salem" – Sue O'Halloran, Gresham Business Owner and Citizen

Endorsed By:
Joe W. Anderson, (Gresham Fire Emergency Services, Gresham Citizen of the Year, 2000)
Keith Flewelling
Terry McCall, Gresham Citizen
Carol Nielsen-Hood, Mt. Hood Community College Board Member
AOI Center for Citizen Leadership
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
Oregon Nurseries PAC

(This information furnished by Friends of John Lim.)