Occupation: Small business owner; Business and real estate attorney.
Occupational Background: Real estate entrepreneur; Co-founder of Genesis Electronics Corporation; Family nursery owner.
Educational Background: B.S., Business Management, Brigham Young University; Law degree, University of Pacific.
Prior Governmental Experience: Chairman, Oregon Job Creation Work Group; Chairman, Lake Oswego School Board; Many Community Leadership Roles.
Family: Married 30 years; five children.
ENDORSED BY U.S. SENATOR GORDON SMITH
"Jim Zupancic will be an independent voice for Oregon. Jim is an educator and a businessman, and he knows that better schools mean a better future for our children. Join me and vote for Jim Zupancic." - Senator Gordon Smith
WHY JIM ZUPANCIC?
As School Board Chairman, Jim built new schools, reduced class sizes and improved test scores.
Founder of several successful small businesses. Created hundreds of jobs.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
JIM ZUPANCIC AND
DARLENE HOOLEY ARE CLEAR
ZUPANCIC: Supports job tax credits to help Oregon small businesses grow and create jobs.
HOOLEY: While Oregon was in a recession, Hooley voted for higher taxes on families and small businesses. (HR2 5/23/03; HR2660 7/10/03).
ZUPANCIC: Supports increased local control and accountability in our schools.
HOOLEY: Opposed local control of education dollars and smaller class sizes (HR1 5/23/01).
ZUPANCIC: Supports establishing a wasteful spending commission to cut waste and put savings towards education.
HOOLEY: Repeatedly raided the Social Security fund to pay for wasteful spending programs like the International Storytelling Center in Tennessee (HCONRES83 5/9/02; HCONRES290 4/13/00; HR3061 12/19/01).
MALPRACTICE REFORM & AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
ZUPANCIC: Supports malpractice reform to reduce healthcare costs and frivolous lawsuits. Supports allowing businesses to join together to purchase health insurance at affordable rates.
HOOLEY: Took thousands in campaign donations from trial lawyers then voted against malpractice reform (HR5 3/13/03).
WAR ON TERRORISM
ZUPANCIC: Supports the war on terrorism and our troops.
HOOLEY: Voted to weaken vital anti-terrorism, homeland defense and border security programs (SCONRES95 5/19/04).
(This information furnished by Zupancic for Congress 2004, Inc.)