State Representative
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Occupation: State Representative; Developer, Kids Footwear, Nike.

Occupational Background: U.S. Treasury Department; Willamette University.

Educational Background: BA, Willamette University; MBA, University of Washington.

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2007-present; House Judiciary, Energy & Environment, and Transportation Committees; Vice Chair, House Revenue Committee; Oregon Innovation Council; Aide to U.S. Treasury Secretary; Legislative Assistant, State Representative Bryan Johnston.

Volunteer Experience: Oregon Business Association; Environment and Economic Development Committee; Start Making a Reader Today; Youth Basketball Coach.

Leadership for the Long Run

It takes long-term vision to make Oregon an even better place to live tomorrow. In my first term as your State Representative, the Legislature returned to thinking – and acting – with Oregon's future in mind. We need to continue the long-range focus that brought reinvestments to our schools, health care system, and environment. Let's choose progress and long-term priorities over short-term political gain.

Here are my priorities for Oregon's future:

World-class education: Strengthen the newly created Rainy Day Fund to help schools and state government plan for the future. Provide the resources to meet high academic standards. Ensure that every Oregonian has the opportunity to pursue college or vocational training.

Affordable health coverage: Require hospitals and insurance companies to follow fair pricing guidelines and reduce administrative spending so we can use the savings for patient care.

Environmental Leadership: Enhance Oregon's environmental advantages by building on the Renewable Energy Standard and alternative fuels initiatives to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Pursue innovative solutions to reduce global warming and embrace economic opportunities available through new markets.

We Support Tobias: Oregon State Police Officers' Association; Oregon State Fire Fighters Council; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Governor Barbara Roberts; Karen Cunningham, Former Chair Beaverton School Board; Stand for Children; Oregon AFL-CIO; SEIU Local 503, OPEU; Oregon AFSCME Council 75; NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC; Oregon Nurses Association; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, Oregon Business Association, Beaverton Education Association; Oregon Education Association; State Senator Mark Hass.

(This information furnished by Friends of Tobias Read.)