Occupation: co-founder, buyer, for Hippo Hardware
Occupational Background: been in business since 1977
Educational Background: Majored in Sociology, minored in urban studies
Prior Governmental Experience: none
Because, I'd like to see my pet peeves become policies
Because there should be a law to allow school districts to abstain form inclusion in tax deferred zones, so politicians could put your money where their mouth is.
Because there should be a law to protect people and businesses from disgruntled people to use the powers of the State of Oregon to harass, based upon false claims.
Because there should be a law to allow the interstate highways to have the same speeds as our neighboring states.
Because there should be a law to allow Oregonians to deduct the costs of adoption, of Oregon children.
Because there should be a law to promote the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in Oregon's primary, and secondary schools, since we will be having to deal with China much more in our future.
Because, there should be a law to protect people from harassing use of the courts.
Because there should be a law to allow a plus 5 MPH lane on any three lane Interstate Freeways, so those in a bigger hurry can get past those who aren't.
Because there should be a priority to make I-5 three lanes from Eugene to Portland, and not use the scarce highway dollars to build a I-5 behemoth Bridge.
Because there should be a law that recognizes the regional differences of Oregon, in regards to land use, and property restrictions. An acre of land in the Valley should not be treated the same as one East of the Cascades.
Because we need to recognize that we are all residents of this wonderful state, and share more common needs than differences.
Because I like to have fun in all things involving life's adventures.
(This information furnished by Steve Oppenheim.)