Occupation: Owner, highway contracting company; and equipment rentals and sales business
Occupational Background: Accounting; Computer Technician; Construction Projects Manager; Equipment Operator; Laborer; Homemaker; Social Services Volunteer
Educational Background: Oregon City High, PSU
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative 2005-present; Oregon Transparency Commission; House committees
Community Activities: Founder, Oregon Contractors Association; Keizer and Chehalem Valley Chambers of Commerce; SMART Reading Program; National Association of Women in Construction; Church volunteer
Personal: Keizer resident; Wife, Mother, dog owner, instrumentrated pilot
KIM THATCHER: LEADERSHIP YOU CAN TRUST
LEADERSHIP ON THE ECONOMY
Kim Thatcher, a small business owner who serves on the House Business Committee, understands businesses don’t want government “hand-outs”; they want to thrive or fail on their own without excessive regulation and taxation. Kim knows that better use of Oregon’s natural resources, through free markets and sensible regulation, will benefit our economy.
LEADERSHIP ON EDUCATION
Kim Thatcher, a parent of four and a member of the House Education Committee champions academic innovation like allowing online schools as an option for families. Kim puts high priority on education funding--making sure the focus remains on educating kids rather than creating or expanding government bureaucracy.
LEADERSHIP ON GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
Kim Thatcher, head of the Taxpayer Caucus in the Oregon House, spearheaded the new state transparency website so Oregonians can see how tax dollars are spent. The state continues to spend more money than taxpayers can provide, so Kim is pushing priority budgeting based on the Core Functions of Government.
LEADERSHIP ON PUBLIC SAFETY
Kim Thatcher, the only State Representative recognized by the Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance, for her voting record.
REIN in BUREAUCRACY, REDUCE SPENDING,
Stop Government INTRUSIONS AND ABUSE!
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
Oregon Farm Bureau Federation
Oregon State Police Officers’ Association
Associated Builders and Contractors, Pacific
Kevin Starrett Oregon Firearms Federation
Oregonians for Immigration Reform
Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon
(This information furnished by Friends of Kim Thatcher.)