Occupation: Small Business Owner
Occupational Background: Restaurant Owner, Lago De Chapala, Yamhill; Reliability Supervisor, Pope & Talbot, Halsey; Engineering Manager, McGuire Bearing Company, Portland.
Educational Background: Yamhill Grade School, Sheridan High School. West Valley Academy
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Involvement: Youth Coach, Chehalem Parks and Recreation, Yamhill-Carlton Athletic Team Sports; Marriage Class Instructor, Newberg Christian Church.
Jim Weidner - Common Sense Solutions for Oregon
Working for Yamhill County
Jim Weidner was born and raised in Yamhill County. He knows how important it is for our community to have a strong voice in Salem. Many of our local officials support Jim and he'll work closely with all community leaders to improve and protect the quality of life for all citizens.
Yamhill County has some of the worst congestion in Oregon. Jim will work with local, state and federal officials to identify innovative solutions to improve and expand our transportation infrastructure.
Keeping Our Communities Safe
Jim Weidner supports providing 24/7 Oregon State Police coverage and tougher penalties for drugs, ID theft and pedophile criminals. Jim will work to end "secret deals" that allow abusive teachers to remain in our schools.
Stopping Government Waste, Opposing Tax Increases
State government needs to be accountable for the tax dollars it spends. Jim will work to create a Legislative Audits Office to monitor government performance and eliminate waste and he'll continue to oppose tax increases on families and businesses.
Preparing Our Kids for 21st Century Jobs
Jim and his wife have children in local schools and he wants to improve Oregon's education system. Jim favors mandatory performance auditing for school districts to increase accountability, ensuring money is actually spent in classrooms, and expanding professional development to help teachers better prepare our kids for the future.
Oregon Business Association; AG PAC; Taxpayers Association of Oregon; Jerry Moen; Sergeant Joe Shipley; Oregon Family Farm Association PAC
Please visit www.jimfororegon.com
(This information furnished by Citizens for Jim Weidner.)