Occupation: Commercial fisherman
Occupational Background: OSU Dept. of Fisheries, Seafood Buyer, Live Seafood Consultant, HACCP Systems Consultant
Educational Background: Tillamook High School, OSU Marine Biology, LBCC Environmental Studies
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Salmon Commodity Commission, Dungeness Crab Commodity Commission, Albacore Commission
Community Service: Tri-State Crab Committee, Special Olympics volunteer; Oregon State Corrections volunteer
Accomplishments: Successfully lobbied for $60.4 million in Federal disaster relief for salmon fishermen after the devastating 2006 salmon season. Co-founded the Klamath Common Ground Alliance which works to reconcile decades of natural resources conflict between Klamath farmers, Tribal fishermen, and ocean salmon trollers. Pioneered the shipping of live crab adding millions of dollars to our coastal communities.
Using Common Sense to Chart Our Common Course
GOCHE FOR EDUCATION
I will work for improved educational opportunities, especially in vocational education, because not everyone wants to go to college and not everyone can afford it.
GOCHE FOR JOBS
I will work to create more small business jobs and more stability in those we already have because small business is the backbone of our economy.
GOCHE FOR OUR RENEWABLE NATURAL
I will work to ensure thoughtful conservative access to our shared natural resources because they are the heart of our economy and of our very lives.
GOCHE FOR HEALTH CARE
I will work to guarantee the availability and the affordability of health care for all Oregonians because a medical disaster should not have to turn into a financial disaster.
I will work for common sense solutions to our common problems because I believe in some basic similarities we share--belief in a power greater than ourselves, the love care and concern for our families and hope we can leave things better than we found them so the future looks brighter to those who follow.
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