Occupation: State Representative; Business Owner; Teacher
Occupational Background: State Representative 2001-4; Sr. Vice President/Board Directors, Evergreen International Aviation; College, Secondary Teacher; Public Speaker; Journalist; Farmer; Auctioneer; Business Consultant
Educational Background: MBA, BBA, West Texas A&M. Western Oregon University 2003-4 Elementary Teaching Program
Prior Governmental Experience: Vice-Chair--Agriculture-Government Committees; Business-Education-Transportation-National Human Services-Veterans Memorial-Hunger-Hispanic Affairs-Women Committees; Yamhill County Budget-Seniors Transportation-Parks Committees; Co-Founder POYAMA Land Treatment Center for Severely Disturbed; WOU Foundation Board; Chemeketa Business Advisory Committee; CASA; Contract, Federal Agencies Liaison-Washington, D.C.; Desert Shield/Storm Civilian Award
Community Activities: 1984 Oregon Woman of Excellence. Founder--Fund for Hope- Free Enterprise Fund for Kids-Yamhill County Market-Evergreen Lifeline, Mutual. Chambers of Commerce. Boards--Humane Society-Salvation Army-Linfield Orchestra-Soroptimists. Steelheaders. DAR. Lions. Elks. Red Cross. Supporter--Special Olympics-Scouts-Gallery Theatre-Seniors-Youth-Homeless-Veterans-Disabled-Charities. NFIB. NRA. Right-to-Life. Farm Bureau. Bethel Baptist.
REP. DONNA NELSON: THE TAXPAYERS' ADVOCATE!
For YAMHILL & POLK COUNTIES 2001-2004!
PERSISTENCE FOR SOLUTIONS TO CRITICAL ISSUES:
Requiring Oregon to live within its means!
Prioritization of critical needs with designated funding!
Opening state purchasing to competitive bids by private businesses!
Zero-based budgeting, cutting agencies' overhead, performance measurement!
Eliminating duplicate services, excess regulations on businesses!
Restoring local control, equity, ending unfunded mandates on schools!
Tough on crime, strong on safety!
Health plan reform, affordability, expansion; low-cost prescriptions!
Ending hunger, homelessness, unemployment!
Recovering OUR federal TAX dollars! Reducing burdens! Expanding tax credits!
Reducing capital gains taxes! Restoring property tax reduction incentives!
Newberg-Dundee bypass remedy!
Requiring payment for government land takings!
Committed to FAMILY-WAGE JOBS,
NEW INDUSTRIES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NOW!
REP. NELSON, HIGHLY RESPECTED FOR HER HARD WORK & VAST EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS, EDUCATION, FARMING, LEADERSHIP AND FOR HER COURAGE TO FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT!
DONNA's one SPECIAL INTEREST is US!
"THE WELL BEING OF OUR PEOPLE MATTERS MOST!"
NOMINATED FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE 2003!
(This information furnished by Re-Elect Donna Nelson State Representative.)