State Representative
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Jim
Morton

Democrat

Occupation: Commercial Property Owner and Manager

Occupational Background: President and Partner, furniture manufacturing business

Educational Background: University of Oregon, B.A., Economics; Portland State University, Teaching Certificate

Prior Governmental Experience: City of West Linn Budget Committee
Personal: Married to Judy, 32 years; Daughters—Chelsea and Becky. Lifelong Oregonian and West Linn resident since 1975.

EDUCATION

Oregon's children are our first responsibility and our greatest resource for the future. Schools throughout the state need stability in funding and in curriculum, more teaching, and less testing.

Endorsed by Oregon Education Association

JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

Oregon's schools, health care, and public infrastructure build the foundation for our economy. State government must focus on keeping Oregonians working at good jobs and creating commercial opportunities for businesses to thrive.
For 22 years, Jim Morton did what many lawmakers only talk about; he created jobs.

HEALTH CARE

Oregon's Legislature needs to become active in stabilizing the cost of health care. Oregonians should have secure health care and lower prescription drug prices. Veterans should get the care and benefits they have earned.

Endorsed by Oregon Nurses Association

STATE BUDGET

Oregon needs a meaningful rainy day reserve fund. Exclusions, deductions, and credits that drain state revenue should be examined. It is our responsibility to adequately fund schools, human services, and public safety while remaining accountable to Oregon taxpayers.
"(Jim Morton) has the kind of business savvy that Democrats need in a Legislature grappling with tax and budget issues." – The Oregonian, 4/21/04

ENVIRONMENT

Oregon's natural resources deserve protection. Proper management enhances both the economy and quality of life. Robust rivers, healthy forests, and diverse ecosystems are productive. The lifeblood of Oregon is its clean air and clean water.

Endorsed by Oregon League of Conservation Voters

ELECT JIM MORTON

Endorsed by Congresswoman Darlene Hooley

www.jimmortonforstaterep.com

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Jim Morton.)