Occupation: Consultant to Better People, a nonprofit job-placement service in N/NE Portland that I founded in 1998.
Occupational Background: Founding Executive Director Better People, 1998-2004; Employment Specialist, Youth Employment Institute, 1996-1997.
Educational Background: Masters in Social Work, Portland State University
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Involvement: Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good; Mayor's Gang Task Force; Oregon Criminal Justice Reform Coalition; King School PTA.
Personal: Spouse, Shelda Holmes, RN, FNP, MSN
Chip Shields Fighting for Fairness in N/NE Portland
For over seven years, Chip Shields has been fighting for the people of N/NE Portland. From leadership roles in raising the minimum wage and funding our schools to finding living-wage jobs for hundreds of people, Chip Shields has delivered results.
That's why Chip Shields is endorsed by: Former District 43 State Representative Deborah Kafoury, Former State Representative Jo Ann Bowman, Oregon AFL-CIO, Gretchen Kafoury, Multnomah County Commissioner Serena Cruz, Basic Rights Oregon and Portland Association of Teachers.
Chip Shields . Delivering Real Results for N/NE Portland
- Helped hundreds find living-wage jobs through Better People
- Helped keep class sizes small by leadership in Measure 26-48
- Increased wages through leadership in Minimum Wage Campaign
- AFL-CIO Hero of Labor Award, 2003
- The Skanner Newspaper Drum Major for Justice Award, 2004
That's why Chip Shields is endorsed by: Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Commissioner Erik Sten, State Representative Diane Rosenbaum, Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey, American Federation of Teachers-Oregon and many others.
After 14 Years of Republican control of the Oregon
it's time for a change. It's time for the legislature to stop
putting the interests of big corporations and special
interests ahead of the rest of us. It's time for affordable
health care, living-wage jobs, real support for schools,
safer communities and wise spending of taxpayer dollars.
I'd appreciate your vote.
-- Chip Shields --
Please see www.chipshields.com
or call me
at 503-493-4411 with your concerns.
(This information furnished by Friends of Chip Shields.)