State Representative


OCCUPATION: Vice President /Secretary, Hemp Network, Incorporated; College Senior; Musician; Writer; Social Justice Activist.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Hemp Historian; Solar Water Heater Installation and Service; Ship Repair; Food Service; Farm Work.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland Community College A.A. Degree, Professional Music Certificate, Peace and Conflict Studies Certificate, each with Highest Honors.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: PCC-Sylvania Student Senate President 95-96.

A Community Servant: Member of Amnesty International Group 48; Visions In Action; Benefit Performances.

Recognized by Governor Kitzhaber as an Oregon Student Scholar 1996.

Awarded a Lewis & Clark College Dean Scholarship 1997.

Prosecuted Stull vs. Hoke through the Oregon Supreme Court and increased poor peoples' access to the courts.


Oregon's State Seal prominently features a hempen covered wagon and ships rigged with hempen sails and rope. Hemp, essential to the development of our culture, is illegal to grow in Oregon, so the food, fiber and tree-free paper sold by companies like mine must be imported, and local jobs are denied. We cannot continue to refuse our society the benefits of hemp agriculture and industry.

REDUCE TRANSPORTATION CONGESTION AND POLLUTION- Livable urban neighborhoods reduce the need for automobiles, build relationships and protect wildlife habitat. Dedicated bikeways encourage healthy alternatives to parking and highway congestion and will end the bicyclist deaths from automobiles that discourage commuter bicycling. Electric buses can restore trolley lines to our neighborhoods.

PRISONS vs. EDUCATION- We spend twice as much on Oregon's prisons as we do on schools! This denies our youth encouragement, hope for their future and the tools they need for a better life. Since 1990 the State Budget appropriation for higher education has fallen from 12.2% to 6.25%; college students are being forced to subsidize prison construction and operation. We must have alternatives to expensive incarceration.

"Honest, compassionate, dedicated and courageous."

­Dennis Peron

"A real hero!" ­ Jack Herer

Corporate responsibility, not corporate dominance.

Homestead property tax exemption.

Drug treatment on demand.

Tax pollution, reward conservation.

(This information furnished by Barry Joe Stull.)

Barry Joe Stull has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180 but is not bound by that agreement because an opponent for this election has not agreed to limit expenditures or has exceeded the applicable spending limit.

State Representative

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