Occupation: Retired computer consultant.
Occupational Background: I worked as a code breaker and
cartographer in the U.S. Air Force and helped many small businesses become
Educational Background: University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University; Portland State University.
Prior Governmental Experience: I served in the U.S. Air Force, where I helped design Air Force One.
If there was ever a time that we need solutions to tough problems, this is it. Things aren't great right now, with jobs hard to find and medical bills rising all the time. I've never seen Oregonians more concerned about the future.
That's why I'm running for the Legislature. I've always been able to solve tough problems. Every job I've had from breaking codes in the Air Force to coming up with ways for small businesses to be successful I've had to overcome some pretty steep challenges.
I've learned from my experiences that there are no problems too tough for us to solve if we just put our minds to it.
Here's what we should do to get Oregon back on its feet:
- Lower health care costs by requiring public hearings and Insurance Commissioner approval before big insurance companies raise their rates.
- Reduce prescription drug prices and make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance.
- Toughen penalties on methamphetamine dealers.
- Cut down on paperwork to lower the cost of doing business in Oregon.
- Cut school administrative costs to get more funding into the classroom.
- Give state agencies incentives to find efficiencies and save money.
It all comes down to being smarter with our money. Reducing health care costs and cutting government waste means more money for the really important things.
Like building a future that our children will be proud of.
We're supporting Chuck!
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Association for Retired Citizens
Tom Hughes Mayor of Hillsboro
(This information furnished by Chuck Riley for State Representative.)