State Representative
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Occupation: Small Business Owner

Occupational Background: Small Business Owner; Janitor; Painter; Chaplain, U.S. Military Base

Educational Background: Master of Divinity, Doctor of Humane Letters, WES (George Fox University); Honorary Doctor of Political Science, YNU

Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2005-present; State Senator, 1993-2000, 2003; Chair, House Trade and Economic Development Committee; Chair, Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee; Vice-Chair, Senate Business and Consumer Affairs; Joint Human Services Committee; Multnomah County Commission on Children and Families; Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII

Community Involvement: Member, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce; FBI Citizen's Academy Graduate; Volunteer, Cascade AIDS Project; Established John Lim Scholarship, Mt. Hood Community College; Multnomah County Education Leadership Conference, 1992; Royal Rosarians, 1986-1998

Trusted, Independent Leadership for East County

"John Lim has a proven record of independent leadership working for the people of East County." Lonnie Roberts, Multnomah County Commissioner

"John is thoughtful and independent in attacking issues that show honesty and integrity." Charles J. Becker, Former Gresham Mayor

"John is an experienced leader who is committed to economic development and helping local businesses expand their markets abroad." Kathie Minden, Community Leader

Letter from Rep. John Lim

I'm honored to serve as your State Representative. I'll continue to focus on important issues facing East County:

I've co-sponsored legislation to promote new investments in Oregon businesses and boost job growth, and will continue to work for more family-wage jobs.

I've voted to increase funding for education and Head Start, and to re-establish the School Improvement Fund to improve student achievement. I will continue to push for higher educational standards for our students.

Health Care
I'll continue efforts to reduce health care and prescription drug costs, including supporting the Oregon Health Plan.

I have been proud to receive support from Republicans, Democrats and independents. You deserve independent, experienced and principled leadership in Salem. That's why I'm asking for one more opportunity to continue working to make our community a better place.

Rep. John Lim

(This information furnished by John Lim.)