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State Representative

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Richard
Ellmyer
Democrat

Occupation: Small Business Owner, MacSolutions; Writer; Organic Gardener

Occupational Background: 1985 to present owner MacSolutions, Macintosh computer consulting services and Internet hosting for artists and very small businesses; 1981-84 Campaign manager and personal staff Multnomah county commissioner Gladys McCoy; 1980-81 Campaign manager and legislative assistant state senator Bill McCoy.

Educational Background: Upsala College BA English

Prior Governmental Experience: Campaign manager and personal staff Multnomah county commissioner Gladys McCoy; Campaign manager and legislative assistant state senator Bill McCoy; Neighborhood leader and political activist for 34 years including leading community to successfully stop proposed outdoor amphitheaters at PIR and the Expo Center.

POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
FAIRNESS IN PUBLIC HOUSING DISTRIBUTION
The Housing Authority of Portland has OVERLOADED North Portland with public housing. This negatively affects the quality of life, businesses, public safety and schools where 77% (the highest in Portland) of children in the district qualify for free lunch programs. I support Equitable Distribution of Public Housing which would fairly apportion HAP clients throughout Multnomah county.

A VOICE FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE
Our current legislature has denied Oregonians who support Single Payer the right to participate in the legislative health care reform discussion. Our state needs a champion for Single Payer. I will be the advocate for those who have been shut out of the debate.

The following groups support a Single Payer Solution to America’s and Oregon’s moral and economic health care crisis. I Stand With Them.

AFL-CIO
AFSCME District Council 75
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757
American Federation of Government Employees Local 2157
American Federation of Teachers Local 5017
City of Portland
Democratic Party of Oregon
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Mad As Hell Doctors
Multnomah County Commission
Oregon Academy of Family Physicians
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Teamsters Local 206
Painters Local 10
State Council of Machinists (IAM)

THIS RACE IS ABOUT POLICY

Find My Policy Positions at www.ellmyer4staterep.com

(This information furnished by Richard Ellmyer.)

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