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State Representative, 30th 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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  • Kyle Markley
    (LBT)

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    Dorothy Merritt
    (REP)

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    Janeen Sollman
    (DEM, IND, 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?

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Town Where You Live Hillsboro, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons My qualifications come from real life experiences. I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When my children were young, the budget was tight but I was blessed to be at home with my children. When they were grown, I began my real estate career and was a Realtor for 23 years. Through these experiences I learned how to work with people to get things done - skills that will help me bring positive changes to Salem. I am not afraid to take on challenges and do the tough work in Salem.
County Washington
Term 2018-2020
I recommend that the state hire a team of civil engineers to evaluate the bridges, roads, airports, sewage systems and water systems for defects if it has not been done. If it has been done, then the legislature should address the most critical and budget and schedule the others.

Classes for businesses and personal applications should be offered at Portland Community Colleges and other state schools to teach people how to avert cyber-attacks.
There should be a campaign to encourage citizens to take personal responsibility for themselves and their families by having an emergency supply of food, clothing, medicines etc. in a backpack ready to go in case of a disaster. Oregon families should also agree on a meeting point and have some cash on hand.

1. PERS should be converted to a defined contribution 401K with matching employer contribution up to 6%. 2. The kicker refund law should be repealed and any excess revenues over the budget should go towards the $25 billion PERS unfunded liability. 3. The sanctuary city status law should be repealed to alleviate stress on human services and education. 4. Stop spending like overpaying unemployment benefits, $392 million, Oregon Healthcare Exchange $300 million, & millions in Medicaid system.
Town Where You Live Hillsboro
Your Experience/Qualificatons Janeen was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2016 and serves on the House Education Committee, House Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission and is a STEM Fellow. Prior to being elected to the House, Janeen served on the Hillsboro School Board from 2009-2017 and was Board Chair from 2011-2013. As an active volunteer, Janeen has served with Meals on Wheels, the Washington County Project Homeless Connect, and Hillsboro School District.
Twitter @SollmanJaneen
County Washington
As cyber security attacks get more advanced, we need to be proactive in reviewing current infrastructure and implementing new procedures to ensure data is safe. We also need our local governments to start prioritizing this issue. Our communities need to develop emergency preparedness plans so that in the event of a disaster we are prepared and can recover quickly. We don’t want disaster to strike, but if it does we want to be ready. Making these investments now will help ensure that we are.
I believe that safe and effective timber harvests are critical to the safety of our natural resources. Rather than clear cutting forests, I believe that increasing production to get high quality, highly flammable timber would benefit Oregon’s ecosystem and economy. I also believe that federal dollars should be invested to bring back tools like the Civilian Conservation Corps. We were able to work the land and clear away the underbrush that is usually the kinder for such devastating fires.
I supported the work of the Revenue Committee in the 2017 Session on revenue reform and was disappointed to see it fail. The cradle to career model came from looking at multiple states that were doing similar legislation. The system we create must remove the burden of taxes from individuals and small business. Education needs stable, sustainable funds to address the growing needs in our schools and the rising costs of higher education. A strong education system = thriving communities.