State Representative


OCCUPATION: Executive Director - Community Development Corporation of Josephine Co. ­ Built/managing 105 apartment units; partner with community agencies to build / remodel community facilities; provide support for self-sufficiency skill development.


Mayor, Grants Pass; City Council Member, Grants Pass; Student Coordinator Rogue Community College; Recreation Director, Chehalem Parks and Recreation District, VISTA Volunteer.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Grants Pass High School, University of Oregon

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Mayor, Grants Pass; City Council Member, Grants Pass; Chair, Budget Committee; President, League of Oregon Cities; Chair, Jackson-Josephine Regional Strategies Board; Grants Pass Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee; Governor's Working Group on Economic Development; Member, Transportation Initiative, Southern Oregon Region; Task Force on School Funding.

Values: Candace's values show in her commitment to youth through 25+ years in Girl Scouts, as leader, Day Camp Director and Board member. Her commitment to education in PTA and school funding task forces. Her value on community is clear with the Rogue Valley Civic League through developing opportunities for civic education, cultural understanding and partnerships. Candace values teamwork and professionalism as a member of number of professional and community groups. And Candace values family. She, her husband of 23 years, Bruce, and daughter Emily have lived in Grants Pass for 21 years.

Together, We Havemade a difference:

Together, We Can make a difference:

  • Developing and retaining family wage jobs
  • Addressing crime and social problems before they happen
  • Providing quality education
  • Using and developing our resources wisely
  • Planning for the future and caring for the past

Daring to make a difference; Daring to look for new ways of doing business; Daring to bring us all to the table.

Bartow in '98 . . .Experienced Leadership... The Difference!

(This information furnished by Bartow in '98.)

Candace Bartow has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

State Representative

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