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US Representative, 5th District

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen and registered voter, at least 25 years old, US citizen for 7 years and inhabitant of state at time of election US Const., Art 1 §2Salary: $174,000 Term: 2 yearsDuties: Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees.Governor will call special election to fill vacancy US Const., Art. 1 ORS 188.120Source: Congressional Research Service Rev. 1/2018

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    Mark Callahan

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    Marvin Sandnes

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    Kurt Schrader
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Biographical Information

How do you think federal tax cuts balance with federal program cuts like health care and protections for the environment, consumers, and elections? Do Oregonians win or lose?

Discuss the issues that are priorities for you and how those priorities will serve your districts.

How will you try to reduce polarization in Congress so problems can be solved?

Town Where You Live Oregon City, OR
County Clackamas
The Federal tax cuts allow for taxpayers to keep more of their money, and to spend the money saved on their own healthcare, as well as taking care of the environment through personal accountability & personal responsibility. Citizens, not the government, are far better stewards of the environment. Citizens, not the government can best increase the output of the economy as consumers investing in the economy to build small businesses and support their families. Election integrity begins locally.
1. Veterans Health Care Reform. Veterans served us, it is time for us to serve veterans. My idea is to give all veterans a card, to go to any doctor they want for services, and the VA picks up the tab, without delay or red tape.

2. Immigration Reform. If a person is going to be here in the United States, they need to be here legally. I am an Oregonians For Immigration Reform Board member. I support a Yes vote on Measure 105.

3. Tax Reform. We can spend our money better than the government
By having an "Open Door Policy" to listen, empathetically, to anyone, regardless of political affiliation, in order to represent everyone in Oregon's 5th Congressional District.
Town Where You Live Salem, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons Anti-War activist in Oregon since 1966
Twitter @marvinsandnes
County Marion
Term US House
1) The tax cuts are temporary for individuals and permanent for corporations. 2) Health care is a RIGHT. 3) Environment: The trees and ocean are dying, ozone gone, diabetes, Autism, addiction climbing - cut defense and use resources and talents to save our living space. 4) Consumers and elections ?? 5) Oregon resources are being wasted on the federal government's empire-building around the world, these lies about security have absolutely nothing to do with District 5.
Beginning our 18th yr. at war with the planet's 5th poorest country which produces 93% of the opium produced ( 1,100 Salem/Keizer kids homeless today as a direct result of the heroin epidemic. We must have dialogue about this catastrophe. We have murdered between 800,000 and 3 million innocent people prosecuting criminal wars on 3 continents.
Let's begin by demanding the return of a Free Press by fragmenting the monopoly of the media corporations. And, for the next two yrs. let us accept Trump as President and get on with the business of government.
Town Where You Live Canby, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons I am running because I continue to believe in shared prosperity, personal responsibility, and opportunities that are open and available to all. Prior to my time in Congress, I served on the Canby Planning Commission, and then as a State Representative and Senator. I raised a family in Canby and built a veterinary practice and farming enterprise. I came late to government service as a part-time citizen legislator before becoming one of the most effective bipartisan Congressmen.
Twitter @VoteSchrader
County Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook
Term 6th
Oregonians lose with the tax bill passed last year. The bill will add $1.5 trillion to the deficit, about $5,000 for every Oregonian. The bill stripped vital deductions for seniors’ healthcare and debt-fraught students. Instead of fairness for cash-strapped small businesses, larger corporations received big tax cuts. We could have seized this opportunity to help working families and small businesses, increase our economic competitiveness abroad, and not burden future generations with more debt.
I prioritize helping families, small businesses and farmers. Everyone deserves affordable healthcare. I passed a bill to reduce prescription drug costs and go after pharmaceutical industry bad actors. My bipartisan plan to stabilize the individual marketplace would bring down costs for millions. Rural Oregon is struggling. My forest stewardship plan will create jobs and help protect against devastating fires. We need comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.
As Chairman of the moderate blue dog democrats I have emphasized opportunities on finding bipartisan solutions. My legislation is bipartisan. My office is known as the go to office for bipartisan support. I founded the Congressional bipartisan No Labels Problem Solvers Caucus, which is now 48 members strong, evenly divided between democrats and republicans. My work has led to my designation as one of the 10 most effective members of Congress and many major bipartisan initiatives this past year.
Town Where You Live Lincoln City, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons Libertarian candidate for congress '14, Libertarian candidate for Oregon state Senate '16.
Twitter @free_statesman
County Lincoln
I think we all lose. We have got to get the debt under control and balance the budget. In order to do so we have to cut certain programs. However, I do not believe we should be cutting healthcare funding or environmental protections. If it damages the environment or negatively effects our health then it is counter productive.
I care a lot about our environment, as do most Oregonians. I am a big proponent of renewable energy sources. I am opposed to offshore drilling. Climate change is really, and it is caused by humans. Protecting our environment is number one. After all, an unhealthy environment is an unhealthy population. Next is government spending. Let's face it: we're broke. We have got to get government spending under control and balance the budget. Also, let's end the wars! That save a huge amount of money.
The deadlock in Washington has got to end! Nothing gets done anymore. With a third party in the capitol the democrats and republicans will have no choice but to work together with me in the name of putting the good of the country before the good of the party. Let's get to work!