Change Address

VOTE411 Voter Guide

State Senator, 15th 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

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Alexander Flores
    (REP, IND)

  • Candidate picture

    Chuck Riley
    (DEM, WFP)

Biographical Information

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?

Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Town Where You Live Hillsboro, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons Occupational Background: IT Small Business Owner; Educational Background: Southern Illinois University; Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator, State Representative, U.S. Air Force; Community Involvement: American Legion, Hillsboro United Methodist Church, Family Promise Board of Directors, Washington County Public Affairs Forum
County Washington County
Term 2019-2022
To ensure the security of Oregon’s infrastructure, we must continue investments in seismic retrofits of our infrastructure like the transportation package. To secure our state against cyber-attacks, we need to invest in mirrored databases while expanding our use of secure cloud servers to ensure a backup of the critical information we need to keep our state running. We also need to continue connecting our government buildings and other locations key to a rapid response with fiber optic cables.
We must first ensure that our schools are secured against natural disasters for two key reasons: protecting our children and using them as key shelter points during disaster recovery. Our next priority must be securing our first responders' buildings like fire stations, hospitals, and police stations; this will help reduce casualties and damages from these disasters. Finally, we must reinforce our bridges so that the Federal Government and other NGOs can come in to aid our local response.
Oregon needs to make sure corporations are paying their fair share. Oregon Corporations pay one of the lowest tax rates in the country. As a member of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee, I will push for corporations to pay their fair share. I also oppose Measure 104. If we remove tax breaks for companies not holding up their end of the bargain, we can use those taxes to increase funding for education and infrastructure so that we can better serve our kids and state.