State Representative
30TH DISTRICT

LARRY WELLS
Republican

OCCUPATION: Farmer, State Legislator

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Thirty-three years full-time farmer; Legislative assistant; U.S. Army/Oregon National Guard

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics, Oregon State University; Jefferson schools

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Jefferson School Board, 1980-1988; Marion County Education Service District Board, 1982-1994; Legislative Assistant, 1989 and 1991 Sessions; State Representative, 1995-present; Legislative committees: Judiciary, Natural Resources, Transportation

LARRY WELLS is a fifth generation Oregonian and a lifelong resident of southern Marion County. LARRY WELLS spent over 14 years supporting public education by being elected to the Marion County Education Service District and Jefferson School Boards. LARRY WELLS currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Marion County Farm Bureau. Married 39 years to his wife, Karen, the Wells have three children and seven grandchildren. LARRY WELLS has been a foster parent and understands the problems of senior citizens and aging parents since his are now in their 80s.

LARRY WELLS...

...PRESERVING OREGON

"Growth management which includes keeping the characteristics that make Oregon special is important. We can do that through our community planning processes and by appreciating the importance of our natural resources that are vital to the lifestyle we enjoy here."

...SETTING PRIORITIES

"With limited revenue, we must determine which government programs are absolutely essential. Education, public safety, and helping those who are truly needy will be my top priorities."

...KEEPING CRIMINALS BEHIND BARS

"Oregon is in the middle of the largest prison construction program in its history. I will continue to support our juvenile, community and state corrections programs as well as the rights of crime victims."

...CITIZEN LEGISLATOR

"Along with taking care of my farm property, my service to the citizens of District 30 keeps me busy. I care about my community and state and would appreciate the opportunity to continue to represent you in Salem.

LARRY WELLS, THE COMMON SENSE LEGISLATOR

(This information furnished by Friends of Larry Wells.)

Larry Wells has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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