|Before becoming a Tillamook County Commissioner, I served for eight years as a State Representative until Term Limits, which existed at that time, forced me to leave. Prior to that, I served for eight years as a PUD Director. As a Tillamook County Commissioner completing my twentieth year, I have had the privilege to work with people across the state and the nation to find creative solutions to complex issues. I am a former president of the Association of Oregon Counties; I served on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors and was selected to represent the fifteen western states; I was also selected to chair the NACo Public Lands Steering Committee for three years. I represented the entire nation on Public Land issues.
I believe my elective experience will help me to excel as your State Representative in House District 32. I am proud to have the endorsements of State Representatives Debbie Boone and Brad Witt.
If elected, I will hit the ground running. I know the legislative process and most importantly, I have a history of working collaboratively with both Democrats and Republicans to forge solutions that fit our needs and will move Oregon forward.
We face a number of challenges that deserve our attention:
I hope you will support my effort to serve you again as a member of the Oregon State Legislature as your State Representative for District 32.