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State Representative, 8th 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: 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. 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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  • Paul R Holvey
    (DEM, IND, WFP)

  • Martha Sherwood
    (LBT)

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?

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Town Where You Live Eugene
Your Experience/Qualificatons No political office held; have been on boards for nonprofits. My education is as a research scientist; have worked in teaching, office management, and running a nursery with my husband.
County Lane
Reduce dependence on electronic databases and communications channels.
Encourage decentralization and reduction of dependence on large entities, whether state or private.
There are only two ways to balance a budget, reducing expenditures or increasing revenue. Historically, increasing revenue occurs only after the increased revenue has already been committed, leaving the shortfall as bad or worse than before. Some reduction in expenditures can be achieved on a case by case basis by increased efficiency and eliminating programs that no longer serve the public.