Secretary of State

Knute Buehler

Republican, Independent


Occupation: Physician; small business owner; inventor

Occupational Background: Orthopedic Surgeon; Medical Product Design

Educational Background: Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, M.A., Politics and Economics; Johns Hopkins University, M.D.; OSU; Roseburg High School

Prior Governmental Experience: none

Community Service: Board of Directors: St. Charles Health Systems; Ford Family Foundation; Oregon League of Minority Voters; OSU-Cascades

Family: Wife of 22 years, Patty; two teenage children, two dogs

KNUTE BUEHLER HAS CONCRETE PLANS
TO REFORM GOVERNMENT AND SOLVE PROBLEMS
www.GetOregonWorking.com

“Like other great independent leaders throughout Oregon’s history, Knute will solve problems in the pragmatic, common-sense way we expect.”

Dave Frohnmayer, Former Attorney General

WORK WITH SMALL BUSINESSES: CREATE JOBS
I’ve started businesses and run a medical practice with 170 employees. My plan will streamline the business licensing process; remove outdated regulations; and help small businesses navigate government bureaucracy so we can get Oregonians working again.

“Knute’s plan will reduce the red-tape small business owners face and help create jobs.”

John Miller, President, Salem Chamber of Commerce

ELIMINATE GOVERNMENT WASTE: DELIVER BETTER SERVICE
I’ll hold government accountable and be the leader in cutting waste—maximizing funding for schools, law enforcement, and families in need.  I’ll be your government watchdog and I have a 6-point plan to reform Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)—the $16 billion threat facing our schools and other necessary programs.

“Knute’s leadership will benefit PERS members, taxpayers, and improve our schools.”

LeeAnn Larsen, Beaverton School Board Chair

A NON-PARTISAN REFORMER: REDUCE MONEY IN POLITICS
I’ve worked for 20 years to reform campaign finance laws and open primaries to independents. My plan will make candidates list their largest donors on campaign ads and I’ll work to limit campaign spending.

“Knute’s an independent thinker. He’ll break down partisan barriers and improve our elections.”

Harry Lonsdale, Former Democratic Candidate, US Senate

BIPARTISAN ENDORSEMENTS
-Myrlie Evers-Williams, Activist
-Norma Paulus, Former Secretary of State
-Jack Roberts, Former Commissioner, Bureau of Labor and Industries
-Congressman Greg Walden
-Independent Party of Oregon 

(This information furnished by Knute Buehler for Secretary of State.)