Occupation: Farmer; Legislator; Gilman Dairy Owner/operator of family dairy farm for 26 years.
Occupational Background: Foster Grandparent Director Nonprofit agency allowing limited income seniors to earn supplemental income acting as volunteers within classrooms helping teachers and at-risk kids; ACCESS (a community action agency) fundraising, programs to prevent homelessness, providing job counseling and medical equipment for the needy.
Educational Background: Crater High; Oregon State, (Dairy Husbandry); Southern Oregon University, BS General Studies (Science-Math)
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon State Representative, District 50 and 55; Rogue Community College Board Chair; Republican Precinct Committeeman; Rogue Valley Transportation District Board; Oregon Beef Council; Oregon Dairy Products Commission; Oregon Community Service Commission.
During the 2003 session, Gilman served as Vice-Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee.
During the interim, Rep Gilman is appointed to the House Task Force on Land Use and the Joint Committee on Transportation, Trade and Economic Development. He serves on the Council of State Governments' Agriculture and Rural Policy Task Force and was recently appointed to the state Public Lands Advisory Committee.
I want to continue to represent District 55. We have critical issues that face us, especially in land use reform. My goal is to get local control back into the land use planning process.
After two special tax elections it is clear that citizens do not want their taxes raised. I intend to balance the state budget with existing revenues keeping in mind job creation; public school funding; public safety; and care for our seniors in need. I want the people of District 55 to know I am in Salem to advocate for them.
A lifetime Oregon resident, George and his wife Sandy have two children and two grandchildren. Currently they raise feeder cattle. Volunteer activities include being a Key Communicator for Eagle Point School District 9; Quail Point Rotary Program Chair; Addictions Recovery Center Board; United Way Finance Committee.
(This information furnished by Gilman Campaign.)