Occupation: Owner/President of George Packing Company, Inc., Newberg
Occupational Background: Owner, Advertising Firm
Educational Background: B.S., Business Administration; B.S. Liberal Arts, Oregon State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Senator
Dear Fellow Oregonian:
It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as your State Senator. I'm asking again for your support as there is a great deal of work to be done to get our great state back on track. We have made strides in exposing important issues facing Oregon voters, but much more needs to be done by all of us to get Oregon headed back in the right direction.
State Senator Larry George
DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN SALEM SAYS
BUDGET CUTS IT MEANS INCREASES?
The Oregon State Legislative approved budget increased from $48.1 billion "All Fund" (2007-2009) to nearly $53.75 billion (2009-2011). In just 20 years spending has gone from $15.1 billion to $53.75 Billion (2009-20011).
With nearly a 10% increase in spending, Oregon Legislative leaders and the Governor talked about "cuts." The Oregon media is also culpable reporting massive "cuts" in spending. When I asked reporters, they simply responded: "Oregonians know that when we say cuts, we really mean reductions in the rate of increase."
I ask for your support so we can continue to fight for real transparency to Oregon government.
EDUCATION WAS ONE OF THE FEW BUDGETS
THAT WAS ACTUALLY CUT.
Although Legislative leaders and the governor talked about education as a priority, K-12 education was one of the few budgets that actually got a "real" cut.
Special interests used cuts to education as the reason to raise taxes, but after Oregonians approved Measures 66/67, education still got a real cut of $250 million. Our children's education and their future is being exploited to raise taxes - all to fund Salem giveaways.
I ask for your vote so we can fight to prioritize our state budget to fund "core functions" of our state government first.
(This information furnished by Larry George.)