I am not running for office out of desire for personal gain, prestige or power, but because I believe that the best way I can contribute to our community is to serve and represent our interests in Salem.
A good education system is the backbone to a strong economy. With the expansion of OSU to a four year campus in Bend, we have the unique opportunity for educators, employers and politicians to work together to create programs to educate our children for the demands 21st century.
Unemployment in Bend is over 2% higher than the state average in Oregon. We need a leader with proven experience to create jobs for our community. However, creating jobs requires more than just saying you want to create jobs.