Occupation: State Representative, District 20. Retired small business owner
Occupational Background: Owner, West Salem Lazerquick; Project Manager, regional manufacturing firm
Educational Background: BA, University of Wyoming; Salem Public Schools
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative (2002 to present); Vice-Chair, House Trade & Economic Committee; Vice-Chair, House Interim Committee on Land Use Review; Member, House Revenue Committee; Member, Joint Interim Committee on Tax Reform; Member, Joint Legislative Audit Committee; Legislative Counsel Committee; Salem/Keizer School Board (1988 '92)
Community Involvement: Polk County Roads Commission; Marion County Economic Development Committee; Board of Directors, Salem Hospital Foundation; Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; City of Salem Downtown Development Board; West Salem Rotary and West Salem Business Association; Board of Directors, Marion/Polk County Court Appointed Special Advocates
2001 Salem Co-First Citizen (with husband, Jerry); First woman elected President of the Board of the Family YMCA of Marion/Polk Counties
Quality Education for our Students
Vicki is working to build an education infrastructure that supports the next generation of children and keeps more money in the classroom. She believes higher education for Oregon students should be more accessible and affordable.
Creating Family Wage Jobs
As Vice-Chair of the Trade and Economic Development Committee, Vicki has advocated for economic development, creating incentives to promote, recruit and retain businesses and family wage jobs in our community.
Reducing Regulations on Small Business
Vicki wants to build a business friendly Oregon and increase traded-sector jobs which bring long term prosperity for our community. She was to untie the knots of regulation which strangle business development in Oregon.
Holding Government Accountable
Vicki is working to improve our system of internal audits and performance measures so the Legislature can make smarter choices and hold state government accountable to the taxpayers.
KEEP VICKI BERGER WORKING FOR A BETTER OREGON
(This information furnished by Friends of Vicki Berger.)