State Representative
33RD DISTRICT

VIC BACKLUND
Republican

OCCUPATION: Teacher/Coach (retired).

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Counselor, MacLaren School for Boys; U.S. Army; Professional baseball player, L.A. Dodgers organization.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.A. History, magna cum laude, M.A. Education, Willamette University; Advanced Studies, Lewis and Clark College; Oregon State System of Higher Education; Division of Continuing Education.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: None.

PERSONAL: Lifelong Oregonian. Married 39 years. Two children.

VIC BACKLUND ON OREGON'S CHALLENGES

"This election is about the quality of life Oregon families expect in the 21st Century. The Legislature we choose in November will decide just what that will be."

"As your representative, I will get tough on violent crime, drug trafficking and gang activity that threatens our neighborhoods."

"I'll work to improve our kids' education with fair, reliable funding targeted at the classroom, including smaller classes and demand the highest standard of excellence from both students and teachers."

"I will fight for fairness for Oregon taxpayers while holding government accountable for every tax dollar."

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING ABOUT VIC BACKLUND?

"On the playing field, in the classroom and in the community, Vic Backlund is a proven leader known for his common-sense approach to problem-solving. His dignity, professionalism and ideas will serve our community very well in the Legislature."

Mark Adams Salem Small Business Owner

"Vic is just what this district needs: a man of traditional values and 21st Century ideas. He will do what it takes to get the job done right."

Sam Goesch Keizer Businessperson and Community Leader

"Just as he has cared for the kids he has taught and coached, Vic will work to ensure every Oregon child a quality school, safe neighborhoods and opportunity to succeed."

Dave Bauer Salem/Keizer School Board Member

"Every parent in this community can be comfortable trusting their children's future in Vic Backlund. Every voter in this district should be proud to cast their vote for Vic Backlund."

Marion Newton School Secretary Service to Education Award Winner

Vic Backlund. Committed to excellence for Oregon's Future.

(This information furnished by Vic Backlund for State Representative.)

Vic Backlund has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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