Representative in Congress


5TH DISTRICT

MARYLIN SHANNON
Republican

OCCUPATION: Oregon State Senator

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Teacher, homemaker, wife, Mother of three children

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BA degree in Education, Central Washington State College with honors

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Chair, State SenateTransportation Committee, Vice Chair, Senate Education Committee, and Legislative Assistant to Senator Bob Kintigh

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Oregon Chair, US Justice Department's Task Force on Families in Crisis; Oregon Advisory Committee of US Commission on Civil Rights; Oregon Women's Commission; Oregon Child Care Commission; Vice Chair of Oregon Republican Party; East Salem Rotary Club

MARYLIN SHANNON IMPROVING OUR SCHOOLS!

"As a State Senator, MARYLIN SHANNON voted for historic levels of funding for our public school system, while demanding efficiency and accountability. As our Representative in Washington, DC, MARYLIN will continue her fight for increased parental involvement and local control in our schools ­ resulting in continued improved SAT and ACT scores by our children."

Craig Smith, School Board Member

MARYLIN SHANNON FIGHTING FOR TAX REFORM AND PROTECTING SENIORS!

"MARYLIN SHANNON is a strong advocate for eliminating the 'death tax', lowering the tax burden on working families and for overhauling the IRS and the overwhelming complicated tax code. MARYLIN supports a Balanced Budget Amendment and she insists that we restore the Social Security Trust Fund (and then leave it alone!)"
James Rasmussen
Small Business Owner, NFIB Member, Salem

MARYLIN SHANNON TOUGH ON CRIME!

"MARYLIN SHANNON understands we must get criminals off the street and behind bars where they belong. MARYLIN SHANNON was one of law enforcement's strongest advocates in Salem as we fought for swift and sure punishment for repeat offenders. I support MARYLIN SHANNON."
Robert D. Elkins, Police Chief, Mollala

MARYLIN SHANNON RECIPIENT OF THE OREGON FARM BUREAU'S ONLY A+ RATING!

"I have found MARYLIN SHANNON to be more than a supporter of agriculture ­ she is an advocate. In today's environment the farmer needs someone in Congress who does more than maintain the status quo. Farmers need someone who will pick up our issues and lead the fight for change. That person is MARYLIN SHANNON."
Doug Krahmer
President, Marion County Farm Bureau ­ St. Paul

MARYLIN SHANNON LOOKING OUT FOR VETERANS INTERESTS!

"...The efforts delivered by Senator SHANNON, the wife of a veteran, are considered duty above and beyond the call by Oregon's entire veterans' community."
Richard P. Lucht, Legislative Chairman
United Veterans Groups of Oregon

MARYLIN SHANNON WORKING HARD FOR HER CONSTITUENTS!

"MARYLIN knows the meaning of being a real public servant...and she is one. When I call her office, it is Marylin who generally answers the phone. She is accessible and responsible to her constituents because she truly cares."
Jim Harrison, Amity

U.S. SENATOR GORDON SMITH! ENDORSES MARYLIN SHANNON!

"MARYLIN SHANNON is one of the most tenacious legislators I've had the pleasure of serving with...in Washington, DC, he'll work just as hard for her constituents as she has in Salem."
Gordon Smith, Pendleton

MARYLIN SHANNON A CITIZEN LEGISLATOR WHO CARES ABOUT HER COMMUNITY.

FROM THE CANDIDATE....

Dear Friends,

I just want to take a moment to share with you what I believe and why I am running to represent you in Congress.

I believe in lower taxes and a smaller, accountable government. And as a state Senator, I have a record of doing just that. I fought against one of the largest tax increases in Oregon history ­ and WON! I am leading the effort to have the Department of Transportation, one of our largest state agencies, account for its spending of hundreds of millions of tax dollars.

Speaking of families, raising a successful and loving family in the '90's can be challenging. Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband, Al, and three terrific children, Del, 31, Bill, 24, and Christy, 21 and one daughter-in-law, Beth, 30. Together we have tried to make a positive contribution to our community through volunteer work. But one of the most important jobs I have is being not just a mother, but a grandmother to Alex, 6 and Meghan, 3. In fact, our grandchildren are important reasons why I am running for Congress.

I believe we must stop the tax and spend policies of the past, which jeopardize the future of our children and grandchildren. I believe it is important to send a person to Washington who more closely represents our opinions and beliefs, not someone who is a part of the past failed policies.

In the coming weeks, I hope to share with you more about my strong record, my hopes and why I will make you proud as your next representative in Congress.

Warm regards,
Marylin Shannon

VOTE FOR MARYLIN SHANNON

(This information furnished by Marylin Shannon For Congress Committee.)

Marylin Shannon violated an agreement to limit campaign expenditures for the May 21, 1996, Primary Election.

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