State Representative


OCCUPATION: State Representative, Heavy Equipment Mechanic

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Boise Cascade Corporation, 23 years

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Graduate Elgin High School, 1975, some college

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Representative, District 58. Has been called on to testify before the United States Congress on five separate occasions.

Community Service: La Grande/Union County Chamber of Commerce; Northwest Timber Workers Resource Council; Former President Citizens for Forest, Agriculture, and Industrial Resources (FAIR); Former Executive Board Member, Oregon Lands Coalition; Former President, Western Council of Industrial Workers, Local 2910.

"Mark Simmons has done an excellent job of representing the people of Northeast Oregon. I believe he will continue to provide capable leadership and a strong voice on behalf of District 58."
Congressman Bob Smith

Mark Simmons: Proven leadership for Eastern Oregon

He listens and he cares. With integrity and independence Mark Simmons is working to promote common sense answers to the unique problems we face in Eastern Oregon. Mark is a tireless advocate for our farm, ranch, and timber businesses and the stable economy that balanced resource management provides. Mark helped bring higher levels of funding to our rural schools during the 1997 session of the Oregon Legislature. Mark is a husband, father, legislator, working man, wise use advocate and concerned neighbor.

Mark Simmons: Representation with results

Returned excess tax revenues to taxpayers

Funded education at historic levels

Supported our rural economy and natural resource industries

Supported local control of solutions to local problems

Limited government growth and curtailed regulatory creep

Mark Simmons: The experience we need

Mark Simmons provided strong and effective representation for Eastern Oregon during his initial session as a legislator. Now he is ready to return and apply the experience he gained during his first term for the greater benefit of Eastern Oregon

"It is a privilege to serve the people of District 58. I would feel honored to continue in that service. I ask for your vote."
--- Mark Simmons

(This information furnished by Committee To Elect Mark Simmons.)

Mark Simmons has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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