State Senator
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Ben
Westlund

Republican

Occupation: Agribusiness; Health Care Delivery Systems

Occupational Background: Small Businessman in agricultural enterprises

Educational Background: Whitman College, BA (Education & History)

Prior Governmental Experience: State Senator; State Representative; Audit & Human Services Budget Committee; Joint Ways & Means Committee; Legislative Audit Committee; Emergency Board; Governor's Public Safety Policy & Planning Council; Governor's Commission on Senior Services; National Conference of State Legislators, Executive & Fiscal Affairs Committees.

Community Service: OSU Branch Campus Advisory Board; High Desert Museum Supporter; St. Francis School Board; Odyssey of the Mind Coach; 4-H/FFA Supporter; St. Charles Vision 2000 Campaign.

BEN WESTLUND HAS EXPERIENCE

During Ben's distinguished service in the Legislature, he has become one of the top budget experts. Having served on the Audit Committee and the Ways & Means Committee, Ben knows what a task it is to responsibly balance our budget.

He has prioritized the funding of essential programs and services like the OSU Cascades Campus, services that help our seniors and veterans, and the Oregon Youth Challenge Program. In addition, Ben was a leader in the effort to achieve equity for local schools in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver and Terrebonne.

BEN WESTLUND IS A LEADER

Throughout his life, Ben has met many challenges. His leadership, commitment and dedication to everything he does have allowed him to rise above these challenges.

Ben's colleagues see him as a leader in the Legislature. Not only has he been the Chair of critical committees, he has also led the charge to audit and reform the Oregon Health Plan, saving $100 million for Oregon taxpayers.

BEN WESTLUND UNDERSTANDS OUR ISSUES

Ben knows that we must have healthy schools, stabilize revenue and get people back to work by creating new jobs.

Ben also knows that we need to protect the well-being of our farmers and agricultural community, while responsibly caring for our environment. We must support this essential industry and protect the rights of all property owners.

BEN WESTLUND…EXPERIENCED. PROVEN. DEDICATED.

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Ben Westlund.)