Occupation: Nursery Owner/Manager, 1979-present
Occupational Background: Founder, Northwoods and One Green World Nurseries
Educational Background: BA, Portland State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Chair, Molalla Community Planning Organization
ENDORSED BY THE INDEPENDENT PARTY OF OREGON
STANDING UP FOR OREGONIANS
"As a farmer, Jim Gilbert understands the issues and challenges we face every day. He can be depended upon to support farmers 100 percent of the time." Dan Goffin, President, Marion County Farm Bureau
"Jim will fight to make sure law enforcement has the tools we need to combat the meth epidemic and keep our communities safe." Craig Roberts, Clackamas County Sheriff
"Jim Gilbert is a strong advocate for access to affordable health care. Oregon needs Jim's experience and common sense approach to government." Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator
CREATING GOOD JOBS
As a successful small business owner, I know what it takes to create good jobs with health benefits. Strengthening our local economy will be my top priority in Salem.
SUPPORTING FARMS & SMALL BUSINESSES
I will continue to fight for farmers and our local small businesses by making sure they have the land, water and resources necessary for their success.
EDUCATING OUR CITIZENS
Our schools, community colleges and universities are essential to our success and prosperity. I will work to make a high-quality education system a priority for our state.
KEEPING OUR CITIZENS HEALTHY
No parent should have to choose between buying groceries or treating a sick child. I will fight for affordable and effective health care for our children, senior citizens, and all Oregonians.
SAVING MONEY & ELIMINATING CORRUPTION
My small business experience has taught me how to control wasteful spending. I will fight to get the corrupting influence of big money out of Oregon politics. Unlike my opponent, I do not accept campaign cash from special interest groups and out-of-state corporations.
I would be honored to have your vote and to serve as your State Representative - Jim Gilbert
(This information furnished by Friends of Jim Gilbert.)