State Representative
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William (Bill) C.


Occupation: 2001-Present, Disabled/Retired

Occupational Background: 1979-2001, Maintenance Worker, Contract Work Inspector, Custodian, Federal Protective Officer, U.S. General Services Administration; 1978-79, Custodian, Rock Creek Campus, Portland Community College; 1978, Warehouse Worker, 6Robblees; 1978, Laborer, Emmert Industries; 1976-78, Security Officer, Lewis and Clark College, and Washington Square Mall; 1976-78, College Work Studies Program, Portland Community College and Portland Veterans Hospital; 1976, Police Officer, City of Castle Rock, Wa.; 1974-76, Custodian, Portland Public School District #1; 1973-74, Mail Clerk, U.S. Postal Service; 1972-73, Electric Motor Winder Helper, Reed Electric Company; 1971-72, Seaman, U.S. Navy; 1967-71, Dishwasher, Busboy, Lifeguard, B.P.O. Elks #142; 1962-67, Self employed yard service and newspaper carrier, Portland Reporter and Hollywood News

Educational Background: 2003, Portland Community College, Received Certificate of Training as an Emergency Dispatch Operator, 9-1-1; 2003, National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, Certified Emergency Telecommunicator; 1996-99, Portland Community College, Received training in HVAC, Locksmithing, Boilers, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Electrical Systems; 1982, Portland Community College, Associates of Applied Sciences Degrees in Criminal Justice and General Studies; 1979, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Certified; 1970, Benson Polytechnic High School, Diploma

Prior Governmental Experience: While working for the U.S. General Services Administration, I have served as a Union Steward and Safety Representative of the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 2600, Council of Locals 236 and District 11, Secretary, Vice-Chairperson, and Chairperson on numerous Safety and Health Committees and Secretary, Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Columbia-Pacific Chapter of the Federal Safety and Health Council

I believe that the legislature must work with the executive office to assure the development of, "BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES", in our state agencies through a strong audit program. Basic services must be protected. Programs must be reviewed to determine if they are pertinent to the needs of the state and of its citizens. Job retention and creation in the private sector must be a priority for our state. I promise to work towards these goals.

(This information furnished by William (Bill) C. Cornett.)