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State Senator

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Bruce
Starr

Republican (REP)

  • 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

    KEY ENDORSEMENTS
    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.)

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