State Senator, 7th District
Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen and registered voter; resident of the district for 1 year prior to general election OR Const., Art. IV, §8 Age: 21 or olderTerm: 4 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. Each district is represented by one Senator and one Representative. 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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James I Manning Jr
(DEM, REP, IND, WFP)
What do you recommend to make Oregon’s infrastructure and cyber-security more resilient to natural disasters and cyber attacks?
What do you recommend to make Oregon’s population more resilient to seismic, flood and wildfire disasters?
Oregon’s revenue structure has long yielded a budget shortfall. How will you address this?
Town Where You Live
I have been a state corrections officer, police officer, railroad special agent, and a member of the U.S. Army. I retired from the Army after 24 years of services. Since then, my wife Lawanda and I have lived in Eugene. I have been active in local nonprofits and several boards and commissions at the state and local level. I was appointed to the Oregon Senate in 2016 and I am proud to serve as your Senator.
Disaster preparedness for Oregon and the west coast must be a priority. Disaster preparedness should be planned at all levels of government to include our rural areas. Our focus must include infrastructure (roads and bridges) upgrades along with our public buildings (schools, first responders, and required government offices) and medical facilities.
Cyber-security is an ongoing effort requiring more software to detect and protect against existing and potential invasive e-security threats.
As previously noted disaster preparedness must take place at all levels (local, county, state, and federal). We should continue ongoing conversations relative to seismic resilience regarding flood and wildfire disaster preparedness.
Oregon's revenue structure has to be a focus at all levels. As we move into the 2019-21 biennium, revenue reform should take frontline priority.
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