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State Representative, 42nd 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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    Bruce Alexander Knight
    (LBT)

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    Rob A Nosse
    (DEM, IND, WFP)

Biographical Information

Ninety-five percent of Oregon's liquid fuel flows through the tank farms on the Willamette River. In a large earthquake the soil beneath them may liquify. What measures will you take to protect against this disaster?

What should be the role of the state in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a level 85% below 1990 levels by 2050? Describe your views on the Cap and Invest bill and other approaches.

With the coming 2020 census, redistricting will become an urgent issue. What are your thoughts on changing to an independent commission?

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Town Where You Live southeast Portland
Your Experience/Qualificatons past Chairperson, Secretary, and Director of the Libertarian Party of Oregon; 6-year US Army veteran; decades of management experience; former juror and jury foreman; taxpayer and US citizen.
County Multnomah
Term 2 years
Hold corporate owners strictly liable for any damage that releases from their tank farms may cause. This will encourage them to make them safe, even if that means moving them to safer locations.
Property rights do not include any right to poison one's neighbors or degrade the global environment. Oregon should encourage reducing greenhouse gas emissions by any non-coercive means available.

Human-caused climate change and environmental degradation are already driving species to extinction at the greatest rate in millions of years. Our generation must choose between cleaning up our collective act, or doing "business as usual" and risking our own extinction.

I consider myself a "social libertarian," not the anti-social kind, and believe an accurate census is essential to constitutional government. I would support an independent commission for the 2020 census, provided that personal data identifying individual respondents is kept securely anonymous to prevent its misuse -- like the shameful use of census data to round up Japanese Americans during the second world war.
Town Where You Live Portland
Your Experience/Qualificatons Current State Representative since 2014.
County Multnomah
Term second
It's important that our state prioritize emergency preparedness and take the necessary precautions to protect our natural resources against potential disasters like a big earthquake. in 2017 session, I was proud to vote for HB 2687 which directs the Office of Emergency Management and Oregon Homeland Security Council to develop and administer a grant program to distribute emergency preparedness equipment to local governments. More needs to be done and I look forward to working on this in 2019.
In the 2016 session, I voted for the Coal to Clean energy bill; one of the strongest and most ambitious clean energy policies in the country. Thanks to the provisions in that bill, we'll reach 50% renewable energy sources in Oregon by 2040. I support the Clean Energy Jobs legislation that is being developed to address carbon pollution, and I am hopeful for its passage in the 2019 session.
Redistricting is certainly a critical issue. I am in favor of an unbiased and fair process for determining state house and senate districts based on population and community lines. As our state's population continues to grow, in and outside of Portland, I believe it's crucial that Oregonians are equitably represented in Salem.