State Senator



OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: University and High School Teacher

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Ph.D. in Political Science, Syracuse University

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), 1976-95; Vice-Chair, Clackamas County Democratic Party Lake Oswego Resident, Two Sons Enjoys Hiking, Biking, Tennis, Country and Folk Guitar

Making Government Work

For nearly 20 years with the General Accounting Office, I traveled the country evaluating government programs and recommending improvements to the Congress. We can make government work better, but we must also support the things we want government to do.

Better Schools or Corporate Tax Breaks?

My opponent advertises himself as a friend of education. But while our schools were struggling with program cuts and overcrowding, he supported a 42 percent income tax rebate for corporations (compared to 14 percent for individuals).

Coping with Growth

While our economy is prosperous, we should be catching up, not falling behind. We need to invest enough in our schools, highways, and environment to preserve Oregon's quality of life. We should insist that developers pay their share.

Keeping Our Parks Open

Our state parks have a maintenance backlog of $70 million, and they are being used more all the time. Our parks are valuable assets, and we must take care of them.

Preventing Crime and Juvenile Violence

Prosperity is bringing down the crime rate. If we focus on prevention, we can reduce crime and juvenile violence. We may not need to build prisons where they are not wanted.

Time for a Change

During his 14 years in the legislature, my opponent has been ranked very low on environmental issues. By helping defeat the 1997 highway bill, he assured that traffic congestion would just get worse. He is supported by the corporate interests, including developers, timber, tobacco, and the gun lobby.

My supporters include Governor Kitzhaber, Representative Darlene Hooley, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and people who want to make their own personal decisions without interference.

Vote for a change November 3!

(This information furnished by Ken Libbey.)

Ken Libbey 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 Senator

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