State Representative, 13th 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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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
Career in academic libraries. State Representative since 2007. Eugene City Council, 1993-2005. Planning Commission, 1987-93. Local & national boards such as LCOG, Lane Air Protection Authority, Public Safety Coordinating Council, Federal Communications Commission State and Local Government Advisory Committee.
Oregon needs resources to budget for improving the safety of public buildings, bridges, and other structures; we must invest in seismic stabilization of critical infrastructure. We need to continue work on a public-private Center for Cybersecurity Excellence, and leverage Oregons' cyber-related industry private-sector expertise, promote information sharing, shield against cyber disruptions, and build capacity and collaboration across state and local governments, schools, and special districts.
The “Great Shake Out” annual exercise in responding to warnings of an imminent event is not enough. Everyone able needs to be prepared to take care of oneself, family, and anyone visiting a home or location when an event occurs, such as food, water, backup power or battery, blankets, gloves, first aid, and so on. This needs to be standard protocol and built into routine conversations around the state where people gather, including commercial and non-profit enterprises, clubs, schools, and more.
I was pleased to work with the Speaker of the House and House Revenue Committee Chair in presenting the Oregon Education Investment Initiative in 2017. (The plan and our testimony at Committee are available online.) That plan was based on restructuring corporate taxation and raising significant additional revenue. I will support similar proposals in the future. Routine review of tax credits could be expanded to include other tax expenditures. Review Revenue Dept. auditing policies & practices.
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