Occupation: Small Business Owner
Occupational Background: Interior Design; Retail Merchandising
Educational Background: University of Washington, Bachelor of Science
Prior Governmental Experience: Local School Committee; Precinct Committee Person; Republican Party leader
Family: Married to Jack; three children; two grandchildren
Community Service: Rolling Hills Community Church, over 15 years: American Society of Interior Design; School Volunteer; Junior League of Portland
The Education Candidate
As a mom, small business owner and community leader, Suzanne understands the need for excellence in education. She wants smaller class sizes, quality after-school programs and school district accountability.
"Suzanne has raised her children in local public schools. She cares deeply about the quality of our children's education while keeping an eye on the bottom line. As our State Representative, Suzanne will work to ensure that your tax dollars go where they are needed most - the classroom."
Tracy Coyle, Teacher, Tualatin High School
Expand Oregon's Economy, Create Jobs
Now is not the time to pass record tax increases while Oregon is facing the highest unemployment in the nation. Suzanne wants more focus on job creation and increased support for small business.
"I want to back a candidate that will not compromise when it comes to important issues to the business community such as promotion of business and lowering taxes. I have found that candidate in Suzanne Gallagher"
Michael Fletcher, Owner, Fletcher Residential Mortgage
Pass a State Spending Limit, Rainy Day Fund
Oregon needs a state spending limit and rainy day fund. This will restore accountability and common sense priorities to help get Oregon back on track.
Reduce Prescription Drug Cost, Make Healthcare
Suzanne understands that businesses, seniors and Oregon's most vulnerable feel the pressure of rising health care costs. Suzanne believes in controlling costs and returning control to the consumer.
"Suzanne will work hard to make prescription drugs accessible to all Oregonians."
Bonnie Bishop, Tigard Senior Citizen
(This information furnished by Friends of Suzanne Gallagher.)