State Representative
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Occupation: Law Student

Occupational Background: Worked with at-risk children at the Serendipity Center; Managed staffing company with 100 employees and receivables of over $1.5 million.

Educational Background: Bachelors Degree, Portland State University; Lewis & Clark Law School (current).

Prior Governmental Experience:Worked for Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, developed recycling program to reduce waste.


Nick Kahl was born and raised east of 82nd Ave. He has a deep connection to East County and the people who live here. Nick's education, experience, and commitment to East County make him the best candidate to fight for our fair share of good schools, affordable healthcare, and job opportunities.

Make Health Care Affordable

Nick Kahl wants to prohibit doctors from refusing to treat seniors just because they're on Medicare. Nick will also work to reduce unreasonable health care cost increases.

Increase Government Accountability

Nick Kahl supports tougher audits of state government to ensure fiscal responsibility and an end to tax breaks for outsourcing good jobs.

Improve Educational Opportunities

Nick Kahl's plan includes educational opportunities for combat veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan and increased vocational training for good-paying jobs that don't require a college degree.

Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe

Nick Kahl supports tougher penalties for gang activity and scrap metal theft by meth abusers.

Join us in supporting Nick Kahl for State Representative!

Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon Council of Police Associations
Oregon State Police Officers' Association
Oregon Nurses Association
American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
Oregon Education Association
Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)
US Senator Ron Wyden
Governor Barbara Roberts
Terry and Jodi Smoke, Troutdale General Store Owners
Shirley Craddick, Gresham City Councilor
Dick Strathern, Gresham City Councilor
Paul Warr-King, Gresham City Councilor
Lonnie Roberts, Multnomah County Commissioner District #4
Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County Commissioner District #2
Oregon AFL-CIO
SEIU Local 503, OPEU


(This information furnished by the Committee to Elect Nick Kahl.)