State Representative
20TH DISTRICT

KAREN MINNIS
Republican

OCCUPATION: Legislative Aide

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Legislative Aide; Small Business Owner; Waitress; Dental Assistant

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: James Monroe High School; attended Clark Community College

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Committee Precinct Person; Legislative Aide Oregon Legislature 1987-present

KAREN MINNIS ­ FUNDING EDUCATION FIRST

Education of our children is vital! We must provide adequate resources for schools while requiring accountability for spending. Our K-12 system must provide flexible and innovative ways to prepare young people for the job markets of the future.

KAREN MINNIS ­ PRIORITIZE STATE SPENDING

We need to closely scrutinize the use of taxpayer money as well as set common sense priorities on state spending. Schools and public safety are my highest priorities. I will look diligently for ways to create better efficiencies in state government and work to eliminate duplication of services and government waste.

KAREN MINNIS ­ HOLD CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE

Statistics show that one in four of us will be a victim of violent crime. It is alarming statistics such as these that motive me into public service. We must prevent weakening of the sentencing guidelines currently in place, hold repeat offenders accountable for the crimes, and provide restitution to the victims of crime.

KAREN MINNIS ­ COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVER

I believe strongly in serving the needs of the community. As a legislative aide for over ten years I have helped many residents solve difficult problems with government agencies. I know how to find positive solutions for people in need.

LOOK WHO'S ENDORSING KAREN MINNIS

Don Robertson, Mayor of Wood Village

Associated Oregon Industries

Portland Police Association

Amalgamated Transit Association

Portland Firefighters Association

Citizens Alliance for Responsible Education

(C.A.R.E.: Oregon School Boards & Administrators)

Gussie McRobert, Mayor of Gresham

Oregon Council of Police Associations

Nat.'l Federation of Independent Business

Oregon State Sheriff's Association

Gresham Professional Firefighters Association

Oregon State Police Officers Association

Oregon Forest Industries Council

(This information furnished by Friends of Karen Minnis.)

Karen Minnis has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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