Occupation: Advertising Agency Owner since 1997; Realtor®
Occupational Background: Part-time Faculty, Clackamas Community College
Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Cum Laude, Washington State University 1996; Sunset High School 1992
Prior Governmental Experience: Precinct Committeeperson
Creating Jobs for Oregonians
Our government needs an attitude adjustment in how they treat small businesses. We need to thank businesses for being brave enough to do business here, not suffocate them with taxes and regulation. I support legislative incentives for startup, job creation and expansion - to create an environment in which businesses can thrive.
Education First, not Last
We need to fund education before anything else in the state budget. My priorities include stable funding for classrooms, supporting school choice and allowing local control. We also need to reward creativity in the classroom - because inspired students become innovative leaders.
Control Government Spending
State government doesn't have a revenue problem - it has a value problem. We need the fiscal discipline to cut wasteful programs and focus spending on education and public safety.
A Culture Shift in Health Care
There needs to be a balance between health care as a right and health care as a responsibility of the individual. State government needs to stop offering "Cadillac" health insurance benefits for public employees and offer choice and plan portability.
Your Personal Advocate
I want to hear from you. When you're stuck and getting nowhere with the bureaucracy of state government - I'll hold the responsible parties accountable and advocate for your best interests.
Bruce Hanna, House Republican Leader
Kevin Cameron, Deputy House Republican Leader
Bill Kennemer, Oregon State Representative
Tim Freeman, Oregon State Representative
Vic Gilliam, Oregon State Representative
David Jothen, Damascus City Councilor
Lee Merrick, Director, North Clackamas School District
Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
Oregon Right to Life PAC
"I will restore your confidence in government by bringing balance, fairness and common sense to the State Legislature." -Patrick
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