State Senator
5TH DISTRICT

CHARLES STARR
Republican

OCCUPATION: General Contractor, Farmer.

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: High School Teacher, U.S. Army, General Manager, Pacific Farmer's Cooperative, Hillsboro; Farm Advisor, Flavorland Foods, Forest Grove, Business Owner, Charles Starr & Associates.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Master's Degree, Agri-Business Management, University of California Davis; B.S., Agricultural Education, University of Idaho.

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Hillsboro High School Board, 8 years (Chairman 3 years); Groner Elementary School Board, 4 years (Chairman 1 year); State Representative, 6 years.

FAMILY: Charles and Kathy Starr have lived in Washington County for 36 years, have successfully raised 4 boys, and now enjoy 10 grandchildren.

POSITIVE, RESPONSIVE REPRESENTATION

LOWER TAXES, JOBS, LEAN GOVERNMENT

  • "No one understands the needs of small business like Charles Starr does. Charles is helping protect Oregon jobs and the local economy, and he has stood against tax increases."
    Len Gratteri Jr., Gratteri's Tire & Wheel, Hillsboro

PROTECTING JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Starr pushed for sound environmental protection which balances the needs of families and businesses, and responsible long-term planning that protects prime farmland from urban sprawl."
    Edmund & Gertrude Duyck, Farmers, Hillsboro

QUALITY EDUCATION

  • "I've known Charles Starr for well over 25 years. He has always demonstrated a deepfelt conviction for quality education. As state representative, he has fought for adequate school funding, as well as parental involvement and local control. We need Charles in the Senate!"
    Dr. Lane BuBose, former Hillsboro High Superintendent

SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Charles Starr fought hard for one of the toughest anti-crime packages in the nation. He supported increased sentences for chronic thieves and property offenders. Charles does not waffle on public safety issues. He has the right values, and knows public safety is the highest priority of government.

CHARLES STARR.

GOOD GOVERNMENT, NOT MORE GOVERNMENT.

(This information furnished by Charles Starr.)

Charles Starr has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

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