Occupation: Technology Marketing Executive, Intel Corporation
Occupational Background: 1992 to Present Intel Corporation; 1989 to 1992 Chief Technology Officer, Business Systems Group, Houston; 1982 to 1989 Consultant, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture)
Educational Background: BA, Rice University, Economics and Political Science, 1982, Magna Cum Laude
Prior Governmental Experience: Member of the professional staff, U. S. Congress Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Committee of Interior and Insular Affairs, May 1982 to August 1982
In my campaign for State Treasurer in 2000, I made the following observations:
- PERS is a disaster in the making.
- Oregon's State Lands are being routinely and badly mismanaged.
- Oregon is headed toward a series of financial crises due to overspending in times of plenty, and a downturn is coming.
Every one of my predictions came true. Sadly, many turned out even worse than I predicted.
PERS, by standard actuarial estimates, faces an unfunded liability of approximately $17 billion.
Oregon's State Lands remain badly mismanaged. Our schools suffer as a direct result.
And we all know what Oregon has gone through in attempting to deal with budget shortfall after shortfall.
My opponent in this race failed to support meaningful PERS reform. He did nothing to improve the management of State Lands. And he was one of the primary supporters of the disaster that is Measure 29.
All he has succeeded in doing is significantly increasing the debt burden on current and future generations of Oregonians. Hardly a record of meaningful achievement.
So you face a fundamental choice in this election.
You can vote for someone who has only made a bad situation worse.
Or you can vote for someone who has the courage, competence, and conviction to make things better.
If you believe that Oregon can and should have better leadership, then vote for me Mitch Shults, Libertarian for State Treasurer.
Submitted By Friends of Mitch Shults
(This information furnished by Friends of Mitch Shults.)