State Senator
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Occupation: Certified Public Accountant

Occupational Background: CPA; Community College Instructor

Educational Background: B.S., Denver University; graduate studies, Franklin University, University of Oregon.

Prior Governmental Experience: Bend City Council; Central Oregon Cities Organization; Economic Development for Central Oregon; Chair, Bend La Pine School District Budget Committee.

Community Involvement: HealthMatters of Central Oregon; Meth Action Coalition; Treasurer, Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon; Bend Chamber of Commerce; Rotary International.

Chris Telfer
A Voice of Reason. Our Voice in Salem.

Chris Telfer has the experience and common sense we need in a state senator. She's a Certified Public Accountant who works with local non-profits and has helped hundreds of small businesses. In Salem, Chris will use her experience to bring sense back to the state budget and make sure government lives within its means just like our families do.

Controlling Our Health Care Costs

Chris is a founding member of HealthMatters of Central Oregon, which is dedicated to bringing together local community leaders, doctors, hospitals and businesses to deliver less expensive health care. In Salem she will work to control costs and protect access to the quality care we need.

Supporting Local Teachers and Students

Chris will ensure our children get the best possible education by strengthening training standards and advocating for new accountability measures to ensure a higher proportion of our tax money is spent directly in local classrooms on teachers, textbooks, and technology.

Creating Safer Communities

Families are impacted every day by crime associated with meth addiction. Chris will ensure repeat offenders are put behind bars and make treatment a higher priority in jails and prisons.

Supported by those we know and trust:
Les Stiles, retired Sheriff
Former State Senator and Speaker of the House Bev Clarno
Oran and Janie Teater, Bend
Bob Eberhard, Redmond
Vic and Vicki Russell, La Pine
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Health Care Association
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon SAFE Trust PAC
Oregon Education Association
Associated Oregon Industries
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation

(This information furnished by Chris Telfer.)