Occupation: Small Business Owner
Occupational Background: Roofing Contractor; Family Farming
Educational Background: Portland State University, BA; Hillsboro High School
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; Hillsboro City Council
Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Small Business Association
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
David L. Hatcher, City of North Plains Mayor
Andy Duyck, Washington County Chairman-Elect
Carolyn Ortman, Hillsboro School Board Member
JOBS & ECONOMY
Oregon's high unemployment rate won't be fixed by increasing regulations or imposing more financial burdens on employers. Reducing the regulatory and tax burden on small businesses is the key to creating jobs, not another government program.
"Putting Oregonians back to work is Bruce Starr's number one priority. His bipartisan job creation efforts have created both short and long term jobs in Washington County and throughout Oregon".
Bob Shiprack, Oregon Building Trades Council
JOBS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Investment in new roads, highways and bridges immediately creates family wage jobs and supports our recovering economy and businesses for the years ahead. These investments also encourage our area's renewable and sustainable industries that employ Oregonians.
QUALITY SCHOOLS - JOBS FOR THE FUTURE
While money alone is not the answer to improving our communities' schools, cutting budgets when other options are available makes no sense either. Making sure dollars are spent in the classroom must be a priority. Investing in teacher training and mentoring is important to provide the best product to Oregon kids.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Permanently stopping the "revolving door" criminal justice system and protecting Oregonians from violent and repeat criminals is essential. In 2009, Bruce was the force behind tougher sentences for criminals who assault or kill pregnant women in Oregon.
"Bruce Starr is truly committed to ensuring the safety of Washington County families. We need him in the Oregon Senate to continue to fight for policies that protect our families and preserve the peace of mind that comes with safe neighborhoods."
Rob Gordon, Washington County Sheriff
(This information furnished by Bruce Starr for State Senate.)