Occupation: Firefighter – Gresham Fire and Emergency Services; Owner, Small World Learning Center
Occupational Background: Police Officer, City of Gresham; Paratrooper, US Army
Educational Background: Mount Hood Community College; Portland Community College; Gresham High School
Prior Governmental Experience: none
Community Service: Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer; Camp Rosenbaum; Teddy Bear Parade; Gresham Spirit of Christmas; Gresham Night Out Against Crime; Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce; Police Activities League; local charity auctions
VETERAN, POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER
SUPPORT OUR VETERANS
As a veteran himself, Greg Matthews will work hard to help combat veterans returning home get the support they need to resume their lives by expanding veterans' education, housing, and medical services.
KEEP GRESHAM'S NEIGHBORHOODS SAFE
Greg Matthews has spent the past two decades protecting our community and has witnessed first hand the negative impacts of drug abuse and crime on Gresham. Greg supports tougher penalties for gang activity and scrap metal theft by meth addicts.
MAKE HEALTH CARE MORE AFFORDABLE
As a first responder, Greg Matthews knows first-hand that too many families are just one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. Greg is committed to ending unreasonable health care costs and cutting waste in healthcare administrative spending to lower premiums and improve patient care.
CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE
Greg Matthews wants to prevent companies that hire illegal immigrants from getting state funding and end tax giveaways that actually encourage companies to send good-paying jobs overseas.
"Greg Matthews will bring a fresh approach to the Legislature
and be the leader that Gresham deserves."
-State Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
"Greg knows what Gresham needs and will work hard
to make sure we're represented in Salem."
GREG HAS EARNED THE ENDORSEMENT OF:
Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon State Police Officers' Association
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Nurses Association
SEIU Local 503, OPEU
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(This information furnished by Friends of Greg Matthews.)