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State Representative, 51st 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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    Janelle S Bynum
    (DEM, WFP)

  • Lori Chavez-DeRemer
    (REP, IND, LBT)

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 Happy Valley, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons Elected Experience: State Representative, House District 51. N. Clackamas Parent Leadership Alliance. Professional Background: Business Owner, Former Electrical Engineer. Educational Background: B.S., Florida A&M University; M.B.A., University of Michigan
Twitter @bynum4thewin
County Multnomah, Clackamas
Term 2017/2019
I will seek the advice of experts for their proposals on this. As always, I will work with agencies, tribes, industry, local residents and environmental organizations to ensure Oregon is taking the right steps to prepare for the consequences of natural disasters such as earthquakes.
I believe we can collaborate with environmental and business groups to develop a path forward that achieves our goals responsibly, cutting greenhouse gas emissions while investing in the burgeoning renewable energy sector here in Oregon, creating high-wage jobs in growing fields, and setting our state on a path of sustainable economic growth. I support the Clean Energy Jobs bill and am excited about the investments we will make in the jobs of the future.
The redistricting process is should be fair and transparent. I'd need to know more about the specifics of any given commission set up to oversee this process before committing support.
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