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State Representative, 39th 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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    Christine Drazan
    (REP, LBT)

  • Elizabeth Graser-Lindsey
    (DEM, IND)

  • Seth A Rydmark
    (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?

Campaign Address PO Box 196
Canby, OR 97013
Town Where You Live Oregon City
Your Experience/Qualificatons I have worked for statewide organizations which strengthen our economy and our quality of life in the nonprofit and private sector; and I have experience in the legislative arena as chief of staff to both Oregon’s Speaker of the House and House Majority Leader. I currently sit on the Clackamas County Planning Commission and have served as chair of my local school district budget committee and as the Co-Administrator for the Legislative Council on the Quality Education Model.
County Clackamas
Term two years
Oregon is taking the right steps to ensure that we pursue the strongest possible cyber security for all Oregonians, with its recent creation of a cyber security advisory council. This council offers a forum to track and address cyber security issues, increase collaboration between the public and private sectors and disseminate information quickly to protect the public. In addition, individuals must take steps to protect their data and identities by implementing recommended security practices.
Oregon has bolstered resilience by funding seismic upgrades in schools/public buildings-but there is more work to be done. We all need to be ready for emergencies with supplies to shelter in place or evacuate. Response to a major event will leverage federal, state and local resources, which requires support from all partners. The state should continue to fund emergency preparedness and critical seismic upgrades. Additional federal support for an early warning and detection system is critical.
Recent shortfalls have been driven by reduced fed funding, and increased health care and PERS costs. Shortfalls based on rising costs/reduced reimbursements should not be seen as an indictment of our structure. Oregonians will not see a dramatic improvement in public services or public systems by increasing taxes. We need to work collaboratively with stakeholders to manage costs to allow us to fund public services we depend on and sustain our quality of life, as we continue to grow our economy.
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