Occupation: Independent Business Owner, Sports Broadcaster, Broker
Occupational Background: Past Director, RVTV, Southern Oregon University; News Reporter, Director, Anchor and Political Commentator, KTVL & KOBI; President, Table Rock Sports; Treasurer, Belcastro Enterprises LLC; Bel-Hill Cattle Company.
Educational Background: Master of Science, SOU; Guanajuato Award, Outstanding Graduate Student; Bachelor of Arts, Oregon State University, Speech Communication; High School, Sacred Heart, Klamath Falls.
Prior Governmental Experience: Developed, moderated and managed public access television for City of Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass, Jackson & Josephine Counties, ODOT and Ashland School District.
Community: Jim Ragland Volunteer Service Award, City of Ashland; Oregon Athletic Coaches Association; Sports Media Award, Oregon Easter Seal Society; Community Service Award; Member, Rotary Club of Ashland, Ashland Elk's Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Oregon Natural Step Network, Order of the Antelope, SOU Raider Club.
Family: wife Christine, son Mark
It's time to send an Independent and historic message to Salem.
-Make job creation our priority
-Eliminate economic barriers, and expand existing Oregon businesses.
-Prioritize health, safety and education spending
-Have government live within its means
-Candidates must stop promising programs that require increased taxes
-Preserve and sustain our natural resources
-Lead the nation with a robust economy, strengthening, "green" energy and industries
-Educate our children (K-12 and college) efficiently, and get educational funding into each classroom
Past leadership had their chance. Send an Independent voice to Salem. Send Pete Belcastro.
ENDORSED BY COMMUNITY
"Pete has proven himself, donating profits from his business to Oregon schools for years, and tackled many challenges both as a leader and a worker. With your support we can move his experience and success into our state government." Alan DeBoer, former Ashland Mayor.
"Pete Belcastro has a strong sense of the issues facing southern Oregonians. He continually finds answers and researches options with energy, and dedication. I am proud to support Pete and know he will be a great voice in Salem!" Joy Olson, Bear Creek Greenway Committee Member.
(This information furnished by The Friends for Pete Belcastro for State Representative Committee.)