United States Senator

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Republican (REP)

  • Occupation: Professor of Law; Lewis & Clark Law School

    Occupational Background: Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School since 1973. Dean, 1993-2006

    Educational Background: B.S., Montana State; M.A., Tufts University; J.D., University of Chicago.

    Prior Governmental Experience: none.

    So long as Oregonians struggle with high unemployment, Oregon’s leadership cannot be called effective.
    * Oregon consistently has among the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
    * Ron Wyden has spent 30 years in Congress watching our economy slip.

    For 30 years, Senator Wyden’s answer has been more spending, higher taxes, and more burdensome regulation. That philosophy has killed our jobs.

    My plan for Oregon is different:
    * I will work to get government off the backs of small business.
    * I will have the courage to vote to stop the out of control spending.
    * I will support an agenda that protects individual liberty and keeps government under control.

    I will also work to restore the resource-dependent industries that built Oregon and upon which so many Oregon families and communities still depend. Making a living off the land and protecting the environment are not mutually exclusive.

    Our future will see even higher taxes and economic stagnation if we do not restore the limits set forth in our Constitution.
    * Businesses cannot plan and grow if the economic environment is uncertain and government is constantly threatening to interfere.
    * The national debt built up through reckless spending is unconscionable, and it puts a crippling burden on all facets of our economy.

    My argument for limited government is not only economic, but moral as well. My wife Leslie and I have three children. We want all the opportunity for them that you want for your families. We cannot sit by and do nothing while their future is threatened by Washington DC’s continued recklessness.

    I will go to Washington to make a difference, not make a living. I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.

    Please learn more at www.huffmanforsenate.com

    (This information furnished by Jim Huffman.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722