Occupation: Tree Farmer
Occupational Background: Lt. Colonel (retired), U.S. Army; Financial Services Adviser
Educational Background: B.S., Business Administration, Culver-Stockton College; M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California; Master Woodland Manager, OSU Extension Service
Prior Governmental Experience: Bonney Lake Planning Commission (WA), 1989-90
Honors: U.S. Army, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service; U.S. Army Commendation
Personal: Husband, Father, Grandfather
Community Involvement: Mapleton Lions Club; Florence Rotary; American Legion Post 59; Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3232; Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 1858; Oregon Small Woodlands Association
Creating Jobs, Strengthening Oregon's Economy
Al Pearn firmly believes that we can strengthen local economies and bring jobs to the coast by removing barriers to job creation for small businesses and the timber industry.
Limiting Taxes and Government Spending
Al Pearn voted against Measure 30, the largest tax increase in Oregon's history. His opponent, Joanne Verger, was the deciding vote in the House to tax Oregonians over $1 billion in nine new taxes. Al believes in more accountability for tax dollars, not more taxes.
A Quality Education
Our children's education is too important to be a bargaining chip when budgets are tight.
A father and grandfather, Al Pearn believes we should fund education first and fund it responsibly. Oregon's future is tied to the quality of our educational system, and whether it's K-12 or our colleges and universities, education must be a priority.
Protecting Natural Resources and Agriculture
Al Pearn knows natural resource issues on the Coast are unique and need to be treated accordingly. He understands coastal issues because he lives here, knows the people and the land. Responsible resource management policies must be based on sound science, not political expediency.
Al Pearn: Building Bridges for Oregon's Future
Al Pearn is endorsed by:
Senator Ken Messerle
Representative Alan Brown
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon
Representative Wayne Krieger
Oregon Citizens for a Sound Economy PAC
Anna Morrison, Lane County Commissioner
Representative Susan Morgan
Michael E. Holden, LCPD Chief of Police (Ret.)
(This information furnished by Al Pearn.)