Occupation: Realtor, business owner, athlete
Occupational Background: Real estate, construction, and farmhand
Educational Background: BS, University of Oregon; West Linn High School
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Service: Youth Wrestling Coach
ABOUT CHAEL SONNEN
Chael Sonnen grew up in West Linn and graduated from our local public schools. In addition to being a realtor, small business owner and athlete, Chael volunteers his time coaching youth sports as founder of local youth wrestling program. He cares deeply about our economy, schools, and quality of life because it's where he grew up, made lifelong friendships, and, like us, calls home.
BUILDING A STRONG ECONOMY
If Oregon wants to attract jobs we must become a welcoming place to do business. Chael Sonnen believes in making Oregon a more inviting place to do business by helping local small businesses feel welcomed and valued. That means reducing the excessive red-tape Oregon has become known for, doing more to help employers comply with regulations, and providing incentives that reward small businesses for putting people back to work.
ENSURING QUALITY LOCAL SCHOOLS
As a product of our local public schools, Chael will protect state funding for local classrooms so that students today and tomorrow enjoy the same academic quality and extracurricular opportunities that he did growing up. That means ensuring schools get their fair share of state funding, and that we don't lose a single school day because of misplaced priorities in Salem.
CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT SPENDING
When it comes to our tax dollars, there isn't much accountability or courage in government lately. News reports indicate that Oregon already faces a $2 billion shortfall in the next budget. Chael Sonnen will stand up to special interests when it comes to unsustainable spending. He'll drill down into budgets, question the need for exorbitant slush funds, and root out waste so that there is money to protect schools, law enforcement, and vital services. Taxpayers should expect nothing less.
CHAEL SONNEN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
(This information furnished by Friends of Chael Sonnen.)