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State Representative District 21

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen, a registered voter, a resident of the district for 1 year prior to the general election and age 21 or older (OR Const., Art. IV, §8).Term: 2 years (OR Const., Art. IV, §4) Salary: $23,052 (2017)Duties: The Senate and the House of Representatives are responsible for making or changing laws. Thirty Senators serve in the Senate and sixty Representatives serve in the House of Representatives. The sizes of districts are based on the number of people living there. The Oregon Legislature meets for a long session in odd-numbered years and a short session in even-numbered years.Source: Oregon Blue Book Rev. 1/2018

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  • Brian Clem
    (Dem)

  • Jack L Esp
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

Describe your one or two most pressing issues for the 2021 legislative session. What legislation would you propose and/or support to address these issues?

What should be the legislative priorities for managing the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis?

What should the legislature do to improve racial and social justice?

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Campaign Phone (public) (541) 377-8701
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://espfororegon2020.us
Town Where You Live Salem
Your Experience/Qualificatons During the past I have served on a Governors committee to revise the budget process for tax district hospitals, member and team leader of Oregon Citizens Lobby, served in the Umatilla County Central Committee as a PCP and officer attending two state cinventions serving on the by-laws committee, assisted in the orgqanization of The Greater Hermiston Area Tea Party and served, served as Vice-Chairman, I am currently serving The Marion County Republican Central Committee as a PCP.
Twitter @esp4oregon2020
County Marion
Term 2021-2022
The most pressing longterm issue facing Oregon at this time is our K-12 school system. Oregon spends well above the National average per student while experiencing a graduation rate of 47th in the Nation. As a Finance Officer I do not see the amount of money being the problem. With this in mind I am looking into the action of a Legislative bill requiring the Legislature to oversee an audit of the Department of Education and comparing it to more successful States in the nation.
The legislative priorties in managing the economic impacts of COVIDE-19 must center around the health of Oregon's business community as this is where the jobs are that feed our families. To do this the legislature must address the actions necessary to keep the business open and serving both the workforce and the public. Unreasonable actions such have been taken in Oregon like closing churches but leaving bars open ir beyond comprehension and is extremely questionable in my opnion.
ENFORCE THE LAWS CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS! In addition the education of the public beginning in the first grade that God created all people equal and in the most part the results are in each individuals hands depending on the effort that they personally expend.