State Representative


OCCUPATION: Representative Dist. 48. Businessman, Bank Director.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: 34 years in ranching and timber, livestock marketing and transportation.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Attended Coos Bay schools; graduate Oregon State University.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Representative. Chair, Water Policy Committee; Agriculture & Natural Resources, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Rules and Election Committee; Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force; Governor's Salmon Strategy Team. Co-chair Legislative Salmon & Stream Enhancement Oversight; co-chair, Legislative Navigability Committee. Port of Bandon Economic Development Fund. Former Coquille School Board; Port of Bandon; Coos Economic Development Committee; Planning Commission; Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Commission; Coos Soil and Water Conservation District; Coos Watershed Council; Oregon Beef Council.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Oregon Cattleman's Assoc., County Livestock and Dairyman's Associations; Coquille Watershed Assoc.; church council; community choirs.

FAMILY: Wife of 36 years, Lola; 3 children; 5 grandchildren.

KEN MESSERLE:Funding education.

"We must stabilize funding for education and school facilities."

KEN MESSERLE, Improving transportation.

"Upgrading highway, rail and air access is essential for safety and the economy."

KEN MESSERLE, Environment vs. economy.

"With education and cooperation we can resolve these issues. We can have a strong economy and a safe environment."

KEN MESSERLE, Champion for local control.

"The best decisions are made at the local level. State mandates to local government must come with adequate funding."

KEN MESSERLE, Tough on crime.

"We must break the cycle of drugs and crime."

KEN MESSERLE, Listening to you.

"Good communications, common sense and working together will make progress possible."

KEN MESSERLE, A strong voice for our South Coast.

"We must improve our infrastructure so we can maintain and grow our economy. I am committed to improving the economy of rural Oregon."


A vote for experience and common sense

(This information furnished by Messerle for Representative for District 48.)

Ken Messerle has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

State Representative

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