State Representative


OCCUPATION: Editor and Technical Writer.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Small business owner.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: University of Chicago, College of Liberal Arts; University of Illinois, College of Engineering.


Should You Vote Libertarian?

By now you should know what we stand for: much more liberty, both social and economic, and much lower taxes. The other parties are big on promises, but what they deliver, year after year, are higher taxes, more regulation, and poor service. Only the Libertarian Party is committed to rolling back big government. Sure, I'll be looking out for your interests today, but you can also count on me to fight to repeal unnecessary laws and abolish wasteful programs.

Keep Your Money

The other parties are good at delivering favors to special interest groups, and almost everyone has at least one government program that gives them what they want. Trouble is, we also have to pay for other programs that we don't want or need. Instead of giving your money to the government and then fighting for your fair share of the pie, why not keep your money and buy exactly what you want?

If you count the hidden and indirect taxes, the average person probably gives over half their income to the government. Think what you could do if your income doubled! You could buy your kids a really good education, you could support your favorite charities, you could save enough to finance your retirement, as well as improving your lifestyle today.

The Power of the Jury

You can help to curb government excesses right now. The Oregon constitution says that jurors have the right to determine both the law and the facts. When you serve on a jury, you can help protect people from silly laws by voting "Not Guilty."

Time for a Change

If you vote for the old parties, you'll get more of the same old thing. This time, don't throw your vote away.

(This information furnished by Dan Vander Ploeg.)

Danford P. Vander Ploeg 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.

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