Occupation: Self-employed, Management & Sales
Occupational Background: Thirty-nine years in management for corporate business, partnership, or as a Sole Proprietor.
Educational Background: The Dalles High 1959, US Navy, NATTC Memphis, Tennessee, Flight Crew Training, Flight Crew instructor.
Prior Governmental Experience: Planning Commission, City Council, Philomath. Highway 20 committee, Corvallis-North Philomath planning task force.
Family: wife of 43 years, De, three children, six grandchildren
Community Involvement: (past) Corvallis Jaycees, Boy Scout
Leader, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Corvallis HBA, Rotarian, Philomath 2000,
Philomath Library committee, (present) President, Philomath Community Foundation
President, Philomath Community Services, Inc.
Vice-President, Philomath Lions Club
Secretary, Philomath Chamber of Commerce
Don Gist is committed to Education:
I will strive to improve educational opportunities for all. I want to provide adequate resources, provide funding for Charter schools, eliminate waste, and reduce the red tape to maximize your tax bill.
Don Gist will work hard to provide and to preserve family wage jobs, to reduce excess regulation, to create incentives and bring new industry and jobs to Oregon.
Don Gist will attend the legislative sessions, listen to his constituents, vote for issues that the majority want, vote against unnecessary regulation, and vote to minimize tax increases.
Don believes a strong economy is a vision and goal of all Oregonians. I will work to provide jobs with wages that will support a family. Over-regulation and high income taxes are obstacles to bringing new industry to our state. I support incentives and tax credits to help start-up companies who offer new family wage jobs. Tax credits based on hiring of additional new employees will provide a reason for expansion within the thousands of small businesses in Oregon.
(This information furnished by Don Gist.)