State Senator

Michael W Forest photo
Michael W

Republican (REP)
Independent (IND)

  • Occupation: Fiscal Analyst; Oregon Department of Agriculture

    Occupational Background: State of Oregon: Accountant, Business Manager, Fiscal Analyst, Payroll Administrator, and Discrepancy Analyst; Target Associate, Salem Area Transit District; Secretary / Treasurer, Non Profit; United States Air Force, Security Police.

    Educational Background: Chemeketa Community College, Associate of Science Degree; Chemeketa Community College, GED; Merritt Davis College of Business, Certificate of Accounting; United States Air Force, Security Police; McNary High School.

    Prior Governmental Experience: None


    Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association; Participate in escorts to thank our troops and honor our fallen heroes.

    I will not be a career politician. I am running for the Oregon State Senate because Oregonians deserve better from our legislature. I am an Oregonian who understands the desperate challenges facing our State, and more importantly; how to go about fixing them. I'm a fiscal conservative with a deep desire to serve my community and I want to serve you (not special interests) as we begin restoring Oregon's greatness. When I'm elected, I'll pledge to do the following:

    1) Demand Accountability in State Spending.
    No longer will our legislature recklessly overspend on programs we don't need; with money we don't have.

    2) Create a stable business climate where private sector jobs are created.

    3) Ensure the State lives within its means and passes a balanced budget without new taxes.

    We need common sense brought back to the table.

    Like you, I am tired of our schools, police, fire, and emergency services being threatened every time our current leadership needs additional funds to sustain their over-spending. Even though they increase spending of your money far beyond population and inflation every session, it never seems to be enough.

    When elected; I will fund our core services first, and remain accountable to you.

    I humbly ask for your vote.

    Endorsed By:
    Paulette Pyle, Oregonians for Food and Shelter
    Marion County Farm Bureau
    Oregon Family Farm Association PAC
    Oregon Small Business Association
    Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association

    (This information furnished by Friends of Mike Forest.)

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