Occupation: Founder, President, AFMS Logistics, Cost Reduction Experts
Occupational Background: Airborne Express, District Manager
Educational Background: B.S., Business Marketing, Portland State University
Prior Governmental Experience: None
Community Involvement: Mike is involved with and supports many charities throughout the state (Boys and Girls Clubs, Children's Cancer Association, Providence Children's Hospital, local schools, Three Rivers Nature Conservancy and many others). Mike's charity work earned him the Portland Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy award in 2007.
"I'm running for Congress to break up the partisan gridlock in Washington. I'll use my experience as a successful businessman to lower gas prices, revive the economy and provide affordable health care to Oregonians. Congress has enough career politicians. We need someone who will put people over politics."
IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY AND CREATE NEW JOBS
As a successful businessman, Mike Erickson has balanced a budget, worked to provide his employees with quality health care and knows higher taxes cost jobs and hurt our economy. Small businesses are the backbone of Oregon's economy. Mike will fight to lower taxes and bring fiscal responsibility to congress while reducing our national debt. A strong economy will bring new quality jobs to Oregon.
LOWER FUEL PRICES AND
PROMOTE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES
Mike Erickson believes we must focus on the research and development of new innovative fuels and technology so we can begin to lessen our dependence on foreign oil and promote energy alternatives. Mike wants to expand the use of renewable energy such as solar, wind and geothermal, while safely expanding domestic oil drilling.
FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
As a business owner, Mike Erickson understands the difficulty of providing quality and affordable healthcare to his employees. As your congressman, Mike Erickson will work to provide affordable health care to all citizens.
Mike believes we must bring competition and price transparency into health care by creating a national online healthcare marketplace where people can compare health care prices and treatment costs against other local health care providers.
(This information furnished by Erickson for Congress.)