Occupation: Realtor; Jefferson County Commissioner.
Occupational Background: Small Businessman: Owner Ahern's Grocery and Black Butte General Store.
Educational Background: Madras High School; University of Oregon Graduate.
Prior Governmental Experience: Jefferson County Commission; Madras City Council; Deschutes River Management Commission; Jefferson County Public Health Advisory Committee; 509-J School District Budget Committee; Commission on Children and Families.
Prior Community Experience: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, President; Madras Kiwanis, President; Madras Elks; Knights of Columbus; Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach.
Family: Mike lives in Madras with his wife Jane, who is Youth Services Director at the Jefferson County Library. He has 3 grown sons.
Mike is serious about turning state resources towards creating
jobs and opportunity for folks on this side of the Cascades.
That's why Mike is
ENDORSED: OREGON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Mike wants to put the brakes on rising health care costs and get
more health insurance dollars into the exam room, not the
boardroom. That's why Mike is
ENDORSED: OREGON NURSES ASSOCIATION
Mike knows that in an increasingly competitive economy,
our kids are going to need a good education if they're going to
succeed. That's why Mike is
ENDORSED: OREGON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Quality of Life
Mike knows our communities need leadership in Salem to protect our quality of life, and renew our towns, communities, farms and ranches.
"With his 'where-the-rubber-meets-the-road' local government experience, Mike understands the diverse issues facing rural Oregon. He's well-prepared to be your next State Representative."
- U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden
Note from Mike
From Kiwanis to the County Commission, to running my own small business, I've learned the value of hard work and collaboration, and the importance of doing the best with what you've got. We need to work together to build a positive, prosperous future.
I'LL GO TO WORK IN SALEM, SO SALEM WORKS FOR US.
I ask for your vote.
Sincerely, Mike Ahern
(This information furnished by Elect Ahern.)