Occupation: State Representative, Small business owner
Occupational Background: Small Business Owner, Community College Instructor; Watershed Coordinator
Educational Background: Portland State University, B.S. Psychology; B.S. Art; University of Washington, undergraduate in Oceanography; U.S. Grant HS.
Prior Governmental Experience: Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature, Clatsop County Planning Commission, Healthy Streams Partnership, Clatsop County Commissioner, Oregon Ocean Resources Management Task Force, Clatsop Soil & Water District, Union Health District.
Since being elected in 2004, I have been able to help bring to my district: assistance in emergency preparedness, international mutual aid and storm disaster assistance; help for our veterans, seniors, and children; drug and alcohol treatment; ID theft prevention; mental health insurance coverage; disaster funding for salmon fishers; and inheritance tax relief for family-based natural resource businesses.
I worked with my colleagues to ensure healthy kids and strong schools. We opened the Oregon Prescription Drug Program to all Oregonians providing affordable prescription drug. We made investments in public safety, higher education and high tech industries. We helped to protect victims of domestic violence and internet predators.
Endorsements: Oregon Nurses Association, Oregon AFSCME Council 75, Oregon Business Association and more.
But there is still work to be done. We need to finish the Territorial sea floor mapping to give us the science necessary for tsunami modeling, fisheries research, wave energy project and marine reserves siting and updated navigational charts. We need to meet our goals of developing renewable energy sources. We need to provide affordable housing in our rural communities and we need to continue working to build healthy local economies.
I work closely with the nine member legislative coastal caucus and the Oregon Rural Congress, Children's Trust Fund of Oregon, and I serve my community as a volunteer fire fighter.
I would be honored to have your vote to re-elect me as your state representative.
(This information furnished by Deborah Boone for State Representative.)