State Representative

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  • Occupation: State Representative

    Occupational Background: Teacher; 26 years at BMCC, 4 years high school; small business owner; co-owner family farm.

    Educational Background: BS, MS, Montana State Univ.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative 1997-present. Eastern Oregon Regional Airport Commission '88-'96. Pendleton Transportation Plan Advisory Member '95-'96. Delegate to White House Conference on Families, '80. Veteran, USAF '50-'54.

    Personal: Raised on a ranch; Married to Evelyn; 4 grown children, 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.


    • Delivered critical water storage project to strengthen our local economy, boost economic activity and support job creation.
    • Protected critical jobs at the Blue Mountain Recovery Center.
    • Supported our tourism industry by bringing $1 million to the Pendleton Round-Up for stadium renovation.


    The whole nation is suffering under the Great Recession and Oregon's unemployment ranks among the highest. The answer is to put people back to work. To do this everyone is talking about jobs programs. My efforts will focus on:
    SMALL BUSINESS has emerged as the top job creators and drivers of economic growth. Business success depends on market research, consumer trends and competitive analysis, but tools to do these are often beyond small businesses reach. My HB 3644 will provide these tools.
    TAX CREDITS for home grown businesses that hire new employees and stop throwing money away on out of state companies that take our money and run.
    AGRICULTURE the key to District 58's economic health: Water storage program(s) are needed to enhance our supply for irrigation, municipalities and the environment.
    EDUCATION: Community Colleges must offer immediate training for the unemployed in emerging fields. All education (K-college) must provide the skills necessary in the 21C. Education is the best jobs program there is and we must invest in our schools.
    CHILDREN, SENIORS AND THE DISABLED: Their needs will continue to be a passion of mine.


    I appreciate the opportunity to be your representative. Thank you for your continued support.

    (This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Bob Jenson, www.votebobjenson.com.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722