Occupation: State Representative, Small Business Owner
Occupational Background: Farmer; Director of Salem Office for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Legislative Assistant to State Senator Cliff Trow
Educational Background: B.S. Political Science, Oregon State University, OSU Student Body President; 1993-1994
Prior Governmental Experience: Four-term Chair - Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Community Involvement: Salem City Club President, Member - Salem Chamber of Commerce
Endorsed by: SEIU Local 503, OLCV, Oregon Nurses Association
Ending the stranglehold of lobbyists.
Brian Clem is as Oregon as it gets. His family arrived in 1850- before Oregon was even a state. From agriculture to hi-tech, Brian understands the things that make us unique because he has lived them. Brian was elected to serve you in 2006 and 2008. He meets with constituents constantly and prides himself on responding to his neighbors' needs.
Brian Clem is fighting to return Oregon's government to us. He continues to keep his promise not to take gifts from lobbyists or keep campaign contributions from out of state corporations.
Local business leaders support Brian Clem. Here's why:
"I recently approached Brian about a problem threatening our business. His immediate action to solve a tough problem helped save dozens of jobs in our community. As a small business owner himself, he understands the challenges businesses face and is clearly committed to their future."
Founder/President, Willamette Valley Vineyards
"It's exciting to have Brian in the Legislature. His business and environmental passions enable him to understand the importance of sustainable economic development and take action to make it happen. His integrity, innovation, passion for Oregon and skills in navigating the political waters make him a standout in Salem."
John D. Miller, President
"Brian's leadership on bringing more locally grown and nutritious foods into our schools is creating opportunities for businesses like ours to grow, even in a tough economy."
President & CEO, Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc.
(This information furnished by Oregonians for Clem.)