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State Representative, 21st 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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  • Brian Clem
    (DEM, IND, LBT)

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    Jack L Esp
    (REP)

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 Salem, Oregon 9730
Your Experience/Qualificatons Echo, Or. budget committee Precinct Committee Person Oregon Citizens Lobby Help to organize a Tea Party Delegate to State Convention twice County Central Committee Officer Tea Party Officer 40+ years Financial and Administrative experience in Health Care Governors committee on healthcare Budget revision
County Marion
Term 2019-2020
First, retrofit major bridges and overpasses to meet acceptable earthquake standards to the extent dollars are available which will take a number of years.

Second, develop standards and building codes to ensure that all new construction of bridges and overpasses meet reasonable standards to ensure the safety of the citizens.

Cyber security must be approached form the defense through the constant attention to having the proper security programs installed on all critical Oregon computers.
As stated above, seismic activity needs to be addressed through retrofitting existing structures to meet standards established by qualified experts. Also, new building codes need to be established by experts on both public and private construction.

Flood control can be addressed with small dams on the tributaries of the smaller water flows as well as improved management of the existing dams.

Improved forest management including the control of underbrush will decrease fires greatly.

For the past 2 years Oregon has received more revenue than in history, but the legislature continues passing new taxes and fees. As a budget officer I ask why the other side of the ledger is not analyzed? Expenses need to be looked at very closely as State audits continue to disclose areas of misspending that could be directed to other needed functions. Also, if we are yielding a budget shortfall why are we talking about the kicker? This money has already been collected and should be used.