Oregon continues to face challenging times as we struggle to recover from the national economic recession. The State Legislature needs strong leadership to push for a more business-friendly climate that will encourage the private sector to create jobs. What we don't need is more D.U.R.T – Delays, Uncertainty, Regulation and Taxation.
Even though tens of thousands of Oregonians are looking for work and having a tough time putting food on the table, well-intentioned state government programs continue to grow, placing a heavy burden on taxpayers. State government is not sustainable when attempts are made to provide services that are nice to have but not necessary.
We need to prioritize limited dollars for core functions like law enforcement, education, critical human services, and infrastructure; and even within these priorities, we must make wise decisions within the available budget. I will always remember that every single dollar the government has comes from you, the taxpayers.
In recent years I've helped make headway on common sense reforms to Oregon state policies and passed several transparency measures, but more work needs to be done. I'm honored to serve the residents of House District 25 covering Keizer, Newberg and St. Paul. If elected to Senate District 13 I will also be privileged to serve residents of Wilsonville, Bull Mountain, Sherwood, Gaston, and parts of Tigard, King City, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Tualatin, and Beaverton.
I hope you'll join me in making a difference.
Thank you for your support!