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Chris
Dudley

Republican (REP)

Occupation: Financial Advisor; President, Diabetes Foundation

Occupational Background: M Financial; National Basketball Association - 16 years (6 years Portland Trail Blazers)

Educational Background: Yale University, Economics and Political Science

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Professional & Community Involvement: Treasurer, NBA Players Union; Class Sponsor “I Have a Dream” Foundation; Board, Self Enhancement, Inc.

JOBS = QUALITY OF LIFE
“I’m running for Governor to save Oregon’s special quality of life. For too long, our political leaders have ignored private sector job growth. Without jobs, families suffer and we lack the tax revenues needed for schools and government services. Our challenges are neither insurmountable nor ungovernable; we just need new leadership and new ideas. I ask for your vote.”
– Chris Dudley

A LEGACY OF FAILED LEADERSHIP
The seeds of Oregon’s current economic crisis were planted during John Kitzhaber’s eight years as Governor. Under Kitzhaber, unemployment went up 65% and climbed above the national average – where it has been stuck ever since. Moreover state government spending increased 57%, while personal incomes dropped to 6% below the national average. He ignored the growing fiscal crisis in PERS, failed to create a rainy day fund for schools and vetoed job-creating tax relief. John Kitzhaber had his chance, but now it’s time for a new direction.

“When John Kitzhaber left office in 2003, the economy was in shambles and the acrimony was thick in the Oregon legislature,” OPB radio, 4/28/10

JOIN OREGON’S COMEBACK

As Governor, Chris Dudley will:

PROMOTE PRIVATE SECTOR JOB CREATION

  • Enact job-creating tax relief for entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Support sustainable natural resource industries
  • Transform and empower colleges and universities

CONTROL SPENDING AND REFORM GOVERNMENT

  • End automatic budget increases
  • Control growing payroll, health care and pension costs
  • End outdated programs – like government liquor stores

EDUCATE FOR OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE

  • Fund K-12 budget first
  • Strengthen rainy day savings
  • Enhance teacher training

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(This information furnished by Friends of Chris Dudley.)

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