State Representative
57TH DISTRICT

BOB JENSON
Independent

OCCUPATION: State Representative

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Teacher, 26 years at Blue Mountain Community College, 4 years high school; small business owner; co-owner of a family farm.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: MS, Sociology/ US History, Montana State University; BS.,

Montana State University.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Oregon State Representative 1997-. Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Commissioner 1988-1996. Pendleton Transportation Plan Advisory Member, 1995-1996. Delegate to White House Conference on Families, 1980. Veteran, USAF 1950-1954.

PERSONAL: Raised on a ranch; Married to Evelyn; 4 grown children all living in Pendleton area; sons--Robert and Chuck, daughters--Linda Gehling and Carol Aldrich; 10 grandchildren; Avid sportsman. I came to this community in 1967 when BMCC was a fledgling community college and assisted in its growth to one of the finest schools in the nation.

EXPERIENCED . . . AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE:

As a member of the Education Committee great schools for our children will remain my top priority. I will work to:

*Place more emphasis on the basics.

*Reduce overcrowded classrooms.

*Allow teachers to remove disruptive students from classrooms.

EFFECTIVE . . . AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE:

Violent juvenile crime that plagues our society must be addressed. I will:

*Work to develop state wide programs for early identification of high risk juveniles.

*Support holding all young people accountable for their delinquent actions.

*Sponsor legislation taking a strong position against all firearms in schools.

FOR EASTERN OREGON . . . AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE:

Preserving our agricultural heritage is fundamental to District 57. I will:

*Promote common sense answers to questions about breaching Columbia River dams.

*Insist that sound science be used to manage our resources.

*Advocate that all stakeholders be involved in seeking solutions.

I am not concerned with partisan politics when there is a problem to be solved. In District #57 there is a strong tradition of working together to achieve solutions. I will carry this tradition to Salem. I need your vote.

(This information furnished by the Committee to Re-Elect Bob Jenson.)

Bob Jenson has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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