State Representative
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Occupation: Director, Oregon Youth Citizenship Initiative.

Occupational Background: Director, Youth Employability Support Services, Mt. Hood Community College, 2006-2007; Director, Gear-Up, Portland Community College, 2001-2006.

Educational Background: AA in Arts, Mt. Hood Community College, 1987; BS in Social Science, Portland State University, 1988; MA in Education, Portland State University, 1992.

Prior Governmental Experience: Reynolds School Board, 1999-Present, Current Chairman.

As School Board Chairman, John Delivers Results

"John and I have worked on the school board together for years. He's a strong, caring leader who makes informed decisions based on issues. Although I am a Democrat, I support John because of his ability to cross party lines and do what is in the communities' best interest."

Theresa Delaney-Davis; Reynolds School Board

Improving Our Economy Takes More than Talk

"As a Democrat, there may be things John and I disagree on, but protecting local businesses like mine, creating jobs and moving towards a more stable economy are big priorities for John."

Balwant Bhullar; Fairview Business Owner

Safer Streets and Neighborhoods are Priorities for John

Endorsed by:
Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council
IBEW Local 48

Balanced. Reasonable. Experienced.

(This information furnished by Friends of John Nelsen.)