State Treasurer
Ben Westlund photo
Ben
Westlund

Democrat

Occupation: Consultant on lowering healthcare costs

Occupational Background: Small business owner

Educational Background: Whitman College, BA

Prior Governmental Experience: State legislator 1997-2008

Also nominated by the Independent Party

BEN WESTLUND HAS THE RIGHT PRIORITIES

WESTLUND PRIORITY: LOWER ENERGY COSTS

"Ben believes that we can do more to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce energy costs. That's why he has supported investments in new energy sources, like wind, wave and solar, and in conservation."

Governor John Kitzhaber

Endorsed by Oregon League of Conservation Voters;
Oregon AFL-CIO; Sierra Club; Governor Ted Kulongoski

WESTLUND PRIORITY: LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS

"Having successfully fought cancer himself, Ben is one of Oregon's most effective champions for making healthcare more affordable for everyone, improving quality, and covering children who don't have insurance."

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

Endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC; Oregon Nurses
Association; SEIU Locals 49 & 503; Oregon AFSCME Council 75;
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens PAC

WESTLUND PRIORITY: QUALITY EDUCATION

"Ben voted to reduce the interest that school districts pay for bonds to save taxpayers millions of dollars. The cost savings can be put directly into the classroom to help improve our schools."

Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction

"Ben knows we must remain competitive in the world economy. That's why he supports expanding technical and vocational training in our high schools and worked to create a new university engineering center, expand Oregon Institute of Technology and start a university in Central Oregon."

Governor Barbara Roberts

Endorsed by Oregon Education Association; American
Federation of Teachers-Oregon; Oregon School Employees
Association; State Treasurer Randall Edwards

WESTLUND PRIORITY: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

"The state has millions of dollars in unclaimed property. Ben is helping return more money to Oregonians. Search for your name at www.ClaimYourLostMoney.com"

Lynn Lundquist, Former House Speaker

Endorsed by Credit Union Association of Oregon;
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council;
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council; Oregon State Police
Officers' Association

LEARN ABOUT BEN'S PRIORITIES FOR OREGON

WWW.BENWESTLUND.COM 541-480-0924

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Ben Westlund.)