Occupation: Consultant on lowering healthcare costs
Occupational Background: Small business owner
Educational Background: Whitman College, BA
Prior Governmental Experience: State legislator 1997-2008
Also nominated by the Independent Party
BEN WESTLUND HAS THE RIGHT PRIORITIES
WESTLUND PRIORITY: LOWER ENERGY COSTS
"Ben believes that we can do more to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce energy costs. That's why he has supported investments in new energy sources, like wind, wave and solar, and in conservation."
Governor John Kitzhaber
Endorsed by Oregon League of Conservation Voters;
Oregon AFL-CIO; Sierra Club; Governor Ted Kulongoski
WESTLUND PRIORITY: LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS
"Having successfully fought cancer himself, Ben is one of Oregon's most effective champions for making healthcare more affordable for everyone, improving quality, and covering children who don't have insurance."
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC; Oregon Nurses
Association; SEIU Locals 49 & 503; Oregon AFSCME Council 75;
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens PAC
WESTLUND PRIORITY: QUALITY EDUCATION
"Ben voted to reduce the interest that school districts pay for bonds to save taxpayers millions of dollars. The cost savings can be put directly into the classroom to help improve our schools."
Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction
"Ben knows we must remain competitive in the world economy. That's why he supports expanding technical and vocational training in our high schools and worked to create a new university engineering center, expand Oregon Institute of Technology and start a university in Central Oregon."
Governor Barbara Roberts
Endorsed by Oregon Education Association; American
Federation of Teachers-Oregon; Oregon School Employees
Association; State Treasurer Randall Edwards
WESTLUND PRIORITY: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
"The state has millions of dollars in unclaimed property. Ben is helping return more money to Oregonians. Search for your name at www.ClaimYourLostMoney.com"
Lynn Lundquist, Former House Speaker
Endorsed by Credit Union Association of Oregon;
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council;
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council; Oregon State Police
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(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Ben Westlund.)