Representative In Congress
1ST DISTRICT

DAVID WU
Democrat

OCCUPATION: Law practice helping Oregonians start new businesses, focusing on high technology and international trade.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Research and teaching assistant; fishing guide; shipyard worker; laborer.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Stanford University, B.S., 1977; Harvard Medical School, 1977-1978; Yale Law School, J.D., 1982

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Commissioner, Portland Planning Commission; Judicial Clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin; Staff to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C.; Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board of Directors, Portland Youth Philharmonic; Member, Northwest Steelheaders Association, Tom McCall Chapter; Founding President, Delphi Society (Oregon Graduate Institute support organization); Member, Portland Downtown Rotary Club; Past President, Oregon Graduate Center Associates (Oregon Graduate Institute support organization)

FAMILY: David and his wife, Michelle, a sixth generation Oregonian, live with their 16-month old son Matthew, two dogs, and three cats. Michelle has been a teacher for 10 years.

David is an avid outdoorsman who fishes, hikes, and runs the Hood-to-Coast relay. His dragon boat team is two-time champion of the Portland Dragon Boat Races.

DAVID WU - A COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

David believes every child deserves an A-plus education. He will fight in Congress to:

DAVID WU - MAKING OREGON'S SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES SAFER - LEADING BY EXAMPLE

David will fight for tough criminal sentences, as well as prevention and education. David believes that we need safe schools or our children won't learn. As a citizen leader, David organized a successful drive that shut down a Portland crack house which sold drugs to children. In Congress he will fight to develop anti-gang programs in our schools, and believes in tough rules to discipline any pupil caught on school grounds with weapons or drugs.

DAVID WU - PRESERVING SOCIAL SECURITY

David will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare benefits. David supports using the federal budget surplus to protect Social Security first. That's why he's endorsed by the Oregon State Council of Senior Citizens.

DAVID WU - THE PRO-CHOICE CANDIDATE

David believes that government should stay out of women's private decisions. He will protect a woman's right to choose, and fight for laws to protect clinics from violent attack.

DAVID WU - MANAGING GROWTH, PROTECTING OREGON'S ENVIRONMENT

By strengthening transportation systems, David will make sure we plan our growth carefully to protect our air, water, and way of life. Through good stewardship, David believes we can preserve Oregon's natural heritage and build an environmentally sustainable economy.

DAVID WU - REAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

David's law firm, Cohen & Wu, has helped people start their own businesses, working to create new opportunities and good jobs for Oregonians. David knows what it means to run a business. He believes Oregon businesses need a strong advocate in Congress to help eliminate unnecessary regulations and create jobs.

DAVID WU - THE AMERICAN JOURNEY

David has lived the American Dream. He knows from personal experience that freedom, opportunity, and success are not given, but achieved:

"My father came to America with virtually nothing but his will to work. When I arrived, I was almost seven, spoke no English, and knew my father only from photographs. My parents endured over six years of separation to bring our family to America. It was a separation which would have been longer if not for a compassionate change in law made by President Kennedy. It's an immigrant story which all American families share. The strength and sacrifice of my parents gives me the courage to face virtually any adversity, and common ground with anyone struggling to succeed, especially if it's against all odds."

CLEAR DIFFERENCES

David Molly
WuBordonaro
PRO-CHOICEyesno
100,00 MORE TEACHERS TO
REDUCE CLASS SIZEyesno
SOCIAL SECURITY FIRST PRIORITY
FOR BUDGET SURPLUSyesno
ENDORSED BY OREGON LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION
VOTERS AND SIERRA CLUB yesno
SUPPORTED BY OREGON'S TEACHERSyesno
BAN ASSAULT WEAPONSyesno
ENDORSED BY THE OREGON STATE COUNCIL
OF SENIOR CITIZENSyesno

WHAT OREGONIANS ARE SAYING ABOUT DAVID WU

"Smarts, enthusiasm, high-tech background make David Wu the Democrats' best candidate for a 21st-century 1st district... He displays the sharp intellect and grasp of detail that the job demands, and he exudes the passion and energy that the voters deserve."

--The Oregonian (May 3, 1998)

"Wu's life -- from Chinese immigrant to successful high tech and trade lawyer -- is testimony to the fact that 'America works,' as he often tells school children."

--The Daily Astorian (July 2, 1998)

"David will take Oregon's fight for safe and strong schools to Congress."

--Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

"I need David fighting with me in Washington, D.C. to protect Social Security and Medicare."

--Senator Ron Wyden

"I will be proud to have David as my representative in Congress."

--Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse

"David knows that it takes to create strong and stable jobs in our community."

--Rob Drake, Beaverton Mayor

David's devotion to family issues, from safe, affordable day care to quality early childhood education, is why I think he would make an excellent representative in Congress."

--Gun Denhart, founder, Hanna Andersson children's clothes

(This information furnished by David Wu for Congress.)

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