Occupation: Business Relationship Manager/Commercial Loan
Wells Fargo Bank
Occupational Background: Twenty-three years in banking and finance
Educational Background: University of Rhode Island; Emerson College, Boston
Prior Governmental Experience: Jackson County Republican Women; Jackson County Republican Central Committee
Current and Past Community Service: Ashland, Phoenix, Medford, and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce; American Cancer Society Ashland Relay-for-Life Team Captain 2003; Soroptimist Club 2003, Ashland Meals on Wheels; American Heart Association (Chapter) Board of Directors 1994.
Your Voice in Salem
Joanna listens. The people have spoken: they want quality services, but expect their state government to live within its means. Joanna will carry that message back to Salem and will see it through with commitment, drive, and adherence to sound fiscal policies.
Joanna will lead the fight to fund education first. She believes firmly that a strong healthy education system leads to stronger and healthier individuals and communities. Joanna will see to it that tax dollars reach the classrooms, achieving maximum results.
Joanna supports reducing the danger of catastrophic wild fires through density reduction, guaranteeing healthy forests for future generations.
Joanna believes in a positive approach to problem solving. She realizes we can, and must build cooperation in Salem, not acrimony. We must get away from crisis management and numerous special sessions and get about the people's business!
Joanna invites citizen involvement to move the state forward and will always have an open door policy for her constituents.
Alan DeBoer, Mayor of Ashland
Daniel E. Sauro, Councilman, City of Phoenix
Larry Parducci, Mayor of Phoenix
Jack Walker, Jackson County Commissioner Position #1
Karen Minnis, Speaker-Oregon House of Representatives
Kevin L. Mannix, Chairman, Oregon Republican Party
"Joanna Lofaso is the type of leader Southern Oregon needs in the legislature. She will use her years of banking experience and deep concern for people to find savings in the budget and fund education and services to the disabled."
Gordon Smith, United States Senator
(This information furnished by Joanna Lofaso for State Representative