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					LARGE PRINT
  VERSION                            NoNpartisaN
                                     voters’ guide
                                     OregOn generAL eLectiOn
                                     nOVeMBer 2, 2010
  The League of Women Voters® of Oregon Education Fund                              Volume 39, Number 3

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  • Home ownership loans for           businesses.
    Oregon veterans
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  • Legislature annual sessions        a questionnaire from The League
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  • Medical marijuana supply
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  • Multnomah County casino            deadline.                                  Carol and Velma Saling
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Contents                                                                         quick fact #1
Fusion Voting ...............................................2
Local League Events ...................................4
BALLOT MEASURES ................................7
Congressional District Map ....................20                              this is a mail in ballot
CANDIDATES FOR:
                                                                              election as established
U.S. Senate ..................................................21
U.S. Representative...................................25                      in 1988. Ballots due by
Governor .....................................................40                  11/2 at 8:00 p.m.
State Treasurer ...........................................44
Court of Appeals Judge............................46
League Membership .................................47


Fusion voting – New in oregon
Fusion voting is an election system that allows                        IND Independent Party
multiple political parties to nominate the same                        LBT Libertarian Party
candidate for an office. In 2009, the Oregon                           NAV Non-Affiliated
legislature passed a bill (SB 326) to provide for                      PGP Pacific Green Party
printing on the ballot, next to the candidate’s name,                  PRO Progressive Party
the listing of up to three parties whose nominations                   REP Republican Party
the candidate had received and accepted. As a result,                  WFP Working Families Party
your ballot will look different than in the past.                  The first abbreviation code in the list tells you to
For each elected office, each candidate’s name will                which party the nominated candidate belongs
still be listed once on the ballot. After the name,                as a member. Candidates choose which, if any,
you will see up to three abbreviation codes for the                additional party nominations they will accept.
parties that have chosen to nominate that person                   Up to two additional abbreviation codes may be
for the office. The abbreviation codes were devised                listed after the candidate’s name on the ballot
by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office. They are                line. These additional abbreviation codes are
as follows:                                                        arranged in order according to the randomized
    CON Constitution Party                                         alphabet generated by the Secretary of State for
    DEM Democratic Party                                           the election.

         
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County elections offices
Baker .......................................541-523-8207   Lake ........................................ 541-947-6006
Benton .................................... 541-766-6756    Lane ........................................ 541-682-4234
Clackamas ...............................503-655-8510       Lincoln .................................... 541-265-4131
Clatsop .................................... 503-325-8511   Linn .........................................541-967-3831
Columbia.................503-397-7214; Ext 8444             Malheur .................................. 541-473-5151
Coos ...........................541-396-3121; Ext 301       Marion ........... 503-588-5041; 1-800-655-5388
Crook ..................................... 541-447-6553    Morrow ................................... 541-676-5604
Curry ........... 1-877-739-4218; 541-247-3297              Multnomah............................. 503-988-3720
Deschutes ............................... 541-388-6546      Polk ........................................ 503-623-9217
Douglas .................................. 541-440-4252     Sherman ................................. 541-565-3606
Gilliam .................................... 541-384-2311   Tillamook ............................... 503-842-3402
Grant ...................................... 541-575-1675   Umatilla.................................. 541-278-6254
Harney .....................................541-573-6641    Union ......................................541-963-1006
Hood River ............................ 541-386-1442        Wallowa ...................... 541-426-4543; Ext 17
Jackson ....................................541-774-6148    Wasco ..................................... 541-506-2530
Jefferson ..................................541-475-4451    Washington ............................ 503-846-5800
Josephine ................................ 541-474-5243     Wheeler .................................. 541-763-2400
Klamath ........... 541-883-5157; 1-800-377-6094            Yamhill ................................... 503-434-7518


             quick fact #2


                Voter registration deadline is October 12th.
                             election day is november 2nd.


                                                                                                           
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League events around the state
Corvallis                               2. State Representatives, Districts 1    p.m., Bend, Public Library, 601 NW
1. Candidates for State Senator         and 9 Candidate Forum: October 20,       Wall St. Taped broadcast on COTV
and Representative: October 5,          2010, 7:00 PM, Coos Bay, City Hall,      Channel 11, check listings. Live
7-9 pm, Corvallis-Benton County         500 Central Avenue at Fifth St. Taped    broadcast and rebroadcast on radio
Public Library, 645 NW Monroe           broadcast on Channel 14 Public           station KPOV 106.7. Contact Susie
Ave., Corvallis. Co-sponsored with      Access TV, check listings. Contact       Penhollow, 541-382-2724.
the Corvallis-Benton County Public      Judith VanDuzer Uno, 541-267-6508.       3. State Representative Districts 53
Library. Contact Kate Mathews, 571-     Curry County                             & 54 Candidate Forum: October 12,
754-1172.                               1. State Representative, District #1     2010, 5:00 p.m., Bend, Public Library,
2. Candidates for Corvallis Mayor       and County Commissioner, Position        601 NW Wall St. Taped broadcast on
and City Council: October 19, 7-        #1 and Port Orford Mayor and City        COTV Channel 11, check listings. Live
9 pm, Corvallis-Benton County           Council Candidate Forum: October 5,      broadcast and rebroadcast on radio
Public Library, 645 NW Monroe           7:00 pm, Port Orford Library. Contact    station KPOV 106.7. Contact Susie
Ave., Corvallis. Co-sponsored with      Shirley Nelson, 541-332-9002.            Penhollow, 541-382-2724.
the Corvallis-Benton County Public      2. State Representative, District #1     4. Redmond City Councilors
Library. Contact Kate Mathews, 571-     and County Commissioner, Position        Candidate Forum: October 18, 2010,
754-1172.                               #1 Candidate Forum: October 6, 7:00      5:00 p.m., Redmond, Deschutes
3. Ballot Measures and Candidates       pm, Brookings, Chetco Library. Contact   Public Library, Redmond Branch, 827
for County Commission: October 21,      Shirley Nelson, 541-332-9002.            SW Deschutes Ave. Cosponsored
7-9 pm, Corvallis-Benton County         3. State Representative, District #1     with Deschutes Public Library
Public Library, 645 NW Monroe           and County Commissioner, Position        and Redmond AAUW. Contact Liz
Ave., Corvallis. Co-sponsored with      #1 Candidate Forum: October 7, 7:00      Goodrich, 541-312-1032 or Susie
the Corvallis-Benton County Public      pm, Gold Beach, City Hall. Contact       Penhollow, 541-382-2724.
Library. Contact Kate Mathews, 571-     Shirley Nelson, 541-332-9002.            5. Deschutes County Commissioner
754-1172.                                                                        Candidate Forum: October 19, 2010,
                                        Deschutes County                         12:00 p.m., Bend, Deschutes County/
Coos County                             1. Bend City Councilors Candidate
1. US Representative in Congress, 4th                                            State Building, 1300 NW Wall St.
                                        Forum: October 4, 2010, 5:00             Taped broadcast on COTV Channel
District Candidate Forum: October       p.m., Bend, City Hall, 710 NW Wall
18, 2010, 7:00 PM, Coos Bay,                                                     11, check listings. Live broadcast and
                                        St. Taped broadcast on COTV              rebroadcast on radio station KPOV
Egyptian Theatre, 229 So. Broadway.     Channel 11, check listings. Live
Taped broadcast on Channel 14                                                    106.7. Contact Susie Penhollow,
                                        broadcast and rebroadcast on radio       541-382-2724.
Public Access TV, check listings.       station KPOV 106.7. Contact Susie
Cosponsored by Bay Area Chamber of      Penhollow, 541-382-2724.                 Jackson County
Commerce. Contact Judith VanDuzer       2. State Treasurer Candidate             1. Senator and Representative
Uno, 541-267-6508.                      Forum: October 5, 2010, 5:00             Candidate Debate: Oct. 7, 7 pm,

       
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League events around the state (continued)
Medford, RCC/SOU Higher Education        Museum, Dye House. Cosponsored         Portland Community Media, check
Building, 101 S. Bartlett St. Taped      by Salem City Club and Mission Mill    listings. Contact Barbara Fredericks,
broadcast by Rogue Community             Museum. Broadcast on CCTV, check       503-524-0835.
College. Contact Normary Barrett,        listings. Contact Petra Berger, 503-   4. East County Ballot Measures Public
541-772-7127 or Carol Wilder, 541-       400-7646.                              Information Meeting: Oct. 12, 12-1:30
488-5475.                                Portland Area                          pm, Gresham, MetroEast Community
2. City Councilors and Parks             1. Multnomah County Charter            Media Conference Room, 829 NE
Commissioners Debate: Oct. 9, 1-3        Ballot Measures Public Information     8th St. Cable TV coverage MetroEast
pm, Ashland, location TBA. Broadcast     Meeting: Sept.14, 12-1:30 pm,          Community Media, Sept 14, other
on RVTV, check listings. Contact Carol   Gresham, MetroEast Community           dates check listings. Contact Elise
Wilder, 541-488-5475.                    Media Conference Room, 829 NE          Swan, 503-666-4295 or Marlene
Lane County                              8th St. Cable TV coverage MetroEast    Byrne, 503-491-9384.
1. US Representative in Congress, 4th    Community Media, Sept. 14, other       5. Ballot Measure Forum: Oct. 12,
District Candidate Forum: Sept. 10,      dates check listings. Contact Elise    7:00 pm, Portland, Board Room,
12:00 pm, Eugene, Hilton, Composers      Swan, 503-666-4295 or Marlene          Multnomah County Building, 501 SE
Room Lobby Level, 66 East 6th Ave.       Byrne, 503-491-9384.                   Hawthorne Blvd. Taped broadcast on
Cosponsored by Eugene City Club.         2. Metro Council President Candidate   Portland Community Media, check
Radio broadcast on KLCC FM 89.7,         Forum: Oct. 1, 12:00 pm, Portland,     listings. Contact Barbara Fredericks,
Sept. 13, 6:30 pm. Contact Rick          Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th            503-524-0835.
Gates, 541-556-2630.                     Ave. Cosponsored by City Club of       6. East Multnomah County City
2. Forum for state and local             Portland. Taped broadcasts: KOPB,      Candidates Forum: Oct. 13, 7-9 pm,
candidates Springfield area: Oct.        Portland (91.5 FM) Friday, Oct. 1,     Gresham, City Council Chambers,
12, 5:30 pm, Springfield City Hall       7 p.m.; KBPS, Portland (1450 AM),      1333 NW Eastman Parkway. Cable
in Council Chambers, 225 Fifth           Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.; Portland     TV coverage MetroEast Community
St, Springfield. Co-sponsor is the       Community Media, Channel 30, Friday,   Media, check listings. Contact Elise
Chamber of Commerce. Contact Tori        Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 3,     Swan, 503-666-4295 or Marlene
Thomas 541-746-1651                      4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, October 6,       Byrne, 503-491-9384.
                                         8 p.m.; Channel 11, Friday, October    7. Summary of six proposed
Linn County                                                                     Multnomah County Charter
1. Senate District 8 Candidate Forum:    8, 12:15 p.m. Contact Barbara
                                         Fredericks, 503-524-0835.              Amendments: 30-minute program.
Oct. 7, 7 pm, Albany, Old Armory                                                Taped broadcast on Portland
Building, 104 4th Avenue SW.             3. Multnomah County Commissioner,
                                         District 2 Candidate Forum: Oct.       Community Media, check listings.
Marion and Polk Counties
1. Marion County Commissioner,           5, 7:00 pm, Portland, Board Room,    Umpqua Valley
Position #1 Candidate Forum: Sept.       Multnomah County Building, 501 SE     1. Ballot measure forum: Oct. 7,
29, 6 pm, Salem, Mission Mill            Hawthorne Blvd. Cosponsored by City 7 pm, Roseburg, Douglas County
                                         Club of Portland. Taped broadcast on  Library meeting room.
                                                                                                          
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                                          Amends Constitution: expands availability of home
                                          ownership loans for oregon veterans through
        state of oregon                   oregon War Veterans’ fund.
           Measure                        referrAL: Measure 70 is a Legislative referral passed



               70
                                                    unanimously by the 2010 Legislature

                                           fInAnCIAL There is no direct financial effect on either
                                              IMPACt: state or local government expenditures or
                                                      revenues.


   ProBABLe resULts of A           If this measure passes, the home loan program (applies to primary
                                   residence) for Oregon veterans will be extended to a lifetime benefit
       Yes Vote                    and will increase eligibility for non-combat veterans, National Guard
                                   veterans and veterans who served after 9/11.

                                   If this measure fails, there will be no change to current law regard-
   ProBABLe resULts of A
                                   ing eligibility for loans. Some combat veterans who completed service
        No Vote                    within the past 30 years are eligible for loans; other veterans honor-
                                   ably discharged and some National Guard veterans remain ineligible.


BACkgroUnD                                        Oregon Constitution to create the ‘Oregon War
                                                  Veterans’ Fund’ to provide low-interest home
The Oregon Constitution currently provides that loans to some Oregon residents who served in
Oregon combat veterans may receive low-inter- the United States Armed Forces and their sur-
est home loans from the Oregon War Veterans’      viving spouses. Under the current law, National
Fund. Veterans must have received an honorable Guard veterans who served 178 days or less after
discharge and must have served for more than      the Iraq war and service members receiving oth-
210 consecutive days or been released because     er benefits would be ineligible for loans.
of injury or disability. Veterans must apply for
loans within 30 years after release from service  The Oregon War Veterans’ Fund currently has
and must show ability to repay the loans. In      $40-50 million available for loans, and if more
1944, by legislative referral, voters amended the were needed, the Fund would search for non-
       
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restricted bonds. Generally, housing loan rates      Forces of the United States as long as the vet-
through the Fund are lower than conventional         eran meets certain financial eligibility crite-
rates, but recently conventional rates have fall-    ria. The measure uses the same definition of
en to historic lows, making it more difficult for    “veteran” as is used in Oregon law, and there
the State to offer lower rates and still cover the   are currently 341,000 veterans in Oregon. The
costs of the program. Loans are managed by           measure eliminates the constitutional require-
the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department        ment that loans be applied for within 30 years
of Veteran Affairs. Five states have state loan      of discharge. Many veterans did not realize
programs: Oregon, California, Texas, Wiscon-         that there was a time limit. This measure also
sin and Alaska.                                      eliminates the requirement that a veteran
                                                     serve for 210 continuous days. The Iraq war
                                                     changed veteran category status and did not
ProPosAL                                             make them eligible for loans. Simply put, if a
This measure amends the Oregon Constitu-             person is eligible for Veteran Administration
tion to make loans available to more veterans,       benefits, the person is eligible for a loan.
including National Guard veterans, others            Most significantly Measure 70 would make
who have honorably served overseas and vet-          low-interest home loans a lifetime benefit and
erans who have not seen combat. This mea-            would increase the number of honorably dis-
sure would make the loans available to any           charged veterans and surviving spouses who
Oregon veteran who has served under honor-           are eligible for the low-interest loan program.
able conditions on active duty in the Armed




               sUPPorters sAy                               oPPonents sAy
   • Loans should be available to any Or-               • Loans could be given to the surviving
   egon veteran, including the National                 spouse whether or not the veteran ever
   Guard, who has served under honorable                resided in Oregon.
   conditions regardless of the length of ac-           • The federal veteran’s loan program
   tive-duty service.                                   makes state loan programs unnecessary.
   • There should not be a 30-year time limit
   for loans as there is money enough to
   provide for these loans.

                                                                                              
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                                           Amends Constitution: requires legislature to meet
                                           annually; limits length of legislative sessions; pro-
        state of oregon                    vides exceptions.
           Measure                         referrAL: This measure is a constitutional amendment



                71
                                                     referred to voters by the 2010 Oregon Legisla-
                                                     ture with a vote of 36-23 in the House and a
                                                     vote of 19-9 in the Senate.
                                           fInAnCIAL The Secretary of State’s report says that Mea-
                                              IMPACt: sure 71 will have a direct financial impact not
                                                      to exceed $100,000 on state finances.


                                   If this measure passes, it would amend the Oregon Constitution to
   ProBABLe resULts of A
                                   require that the Oregon legislature meet annually, but for limited pe-
       Yes Vote                    riods of time. During odd-numbered years the legislature would meet
                                   for 160 days. During even-numbered years the legislature would
                                   meet for 35 days.

                                   If this measure fails, the Oregon Constitution would continue to al-
   ProBABLe resULts of A
                                   low the legislature to meet during odd-numbered years only, except for
        No Vote                    special sessions that are called by the governor. Currently there are no
                                   limits on the length of sessions.


BACkgroUnD                                           While there is no current limit on the length
                                                     of sessions during odd-numbered years,
Oregon is one of five states that have biennial      typically the legislature has opened around
legislative sessions. Many states that once had      the second week of January and ended after
biennial sessions, such as Washington, have          June.
switched to annual sessions. The other states
that still have biennial legislative sessions in-    From 1997 through 2007 the average regular
clude Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and              session length has been 192 days. Prior to
Texas. Oregon’s constitution mandates the            1976 only the governor could call a special
legislature to meet in odd-numbered years.           session that would meet in even-numbered

       
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years or after the close of the regular session.   ProPosAL
Voters approved a constitutional amend-
ment in 1976 that allowed the legislature to       Measure 71 would amend the Oregon Con-
call itself into special session in the event of   stitution to establish annual sessions for lim-
an emergency. Since 2000, there have been          ited periods of time. During odd-numbered
eight emergency (special) sessions called, five    years the legislature would meet for 160 days.
of which occurred in 2002. In 2008 the leg-        During even-numbered years the legislature
islature met for 19 days and in 2010 they met      would meet for 35 days. These sessions could
for 25 days. Legislators receive $116 per diem     be extended for five days by a two-thirds vote
while in session to cover their expenses.          of each house. There would be no limit to the
                                                   number of five-day extensions that could be
In May 1990 voters narrowly rejected a             approved but each extension would have to be
similar annual-sessions measure. In 2006 a         voted upon separately. The legislature would,
commission proposed a 120-day session in           as they do now, pass a two-year budget during
odd-numbered years and a 60-day session in         sessions in odd-numbered years. During even-
even-numbered years, but the proposal nev-         year sessions, they would be able to make ad-
er made the ballot.                                justments to those budgets.




              sUPPorters sAy                              oPPonents sAy

   • By meeting annually the legislature             • Complex policy issues should be ad-
   would be able to budget more realisti-            dressed only in longer sessions when
   cally.                                            there is more opportunity for public in-
   • By meeting annually the legislature             put.
   would be able to respond more quickly to          • The Legislature can already call emer-
   Oregonians’ needs.                                gency sessions to deal with the budget;
   • This measure puts a limit on the length         they don’t need to meet annually.
   of legislative sessions.                          • Annual sessions could cost the state
                                                     more money..



                                                                                           
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                                                Amends Constitution: Authorizes exception to
                                                $50,000 state borrowing limit for state’s real and
         state of oregon                        personal property projects
            Measure                             referrAL: This measure is a constitutional amendment



                  72
                                                referred to voters by the 2010 Oregon Legislature with a vote
                                                of 34-21 in the House and a vote of 23-7 in the Senate.
                                                fInAnCIAL Measure 72 would have no direct financial
                                                   IMPACt: effect on state or local government expendi-
                                                              tures or revenues. The official financial impact
                                                statement indicates that the measure would allow the State
                                                to lower its borrowing costs by lowering interest rates.

                                        If this measure passes, it would amend the Oregon Constitution to al-
    ProBABLe resULts of A
                                        low the State to borrow in excess of $50,000 by issuing general obligation
        Yes Vote                        bonds to finance acquisition, construction, remodeling, repair, equipping or
                                        furnishing of state-owned or state-operated property.

    ProBABLe resULts of A              If this measure fails, the Constitution would remain unchanged and the
                                       State would continue to be prohibited from using general obligation bonds
         No Vote                       for projects exceeding $50,000.


BACkgroUnD                                                 government’s taxing powers may ultimately be called
                                                           upon to repay general obligation bonds.
Under Article XI, Section 7, of the Constitution, the
State of Oregon may “not lend the credit of the state      For projects that aren’t allowed under the excep-
nor in any manner create any debt or liabilities which     tions, the only other option for the State to borrow
shall singly or in the aggregate with previous debts       money has been to use a process called Certificates of
or liabilities exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars,   Participation (COPs). COPs are tax-exempt govern-
except in case of war or to repel invasion or suppress     ment securities used to raise funds to improve and
insurrection or to build and maintain permanent            construct buildings (real property) or purchase equip-
roads.” Over the years, voters have amended Article        ment (personal property). COPs are used to finance
XI, Section 7, on 17 separate occasions to permit the      capital costs related to construction or acquisition
State to pledge its full support and credit in issuing     and may not be used to finance ongoing operating
general obligation bonds for specific types of projects,   costs. COPs are currently used to finance approxi-
such as for state colleges, pollution control, seismic     mately $1.5 billion in state projects. COPs are sold
rehabilitation and small-scale energy projects. The        to investors who, in return, receive payments which
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include interest income that is exempt from federal         row money for capital projects including repair and
and Oregon income tax. COPs are used selectively in         equipment costing over $50,000. General obligation
Oregon to implement projects essential to delivering        bonds could only be paid back through income tax
public services.                                            revenue and not from property tax or lottery revenue.
Because COPs are not secured by the full faith and          According to the information provided by the Sec-
credit of the State, the legislature must approve the       retary of State, Oregon would save an estimated $5
COP repayment amounts prior to each biennium                million on interest for every $100 million in issued
for which payments are scheduled. The legislature           bonds. The State estimates that if this measure had
could deny a budget request to make the COP pay-            been in place in 2009, the State would have realized
ments scheduled for a future biennium but as a legal        $38 million in interest savings over the life of the
consequence the State would be denied use of the            bonds issued that year.
building(s) or the equipment financed by the COPs           Under Measure 72, the State could still use COPs to
whose payment had been denied.                              finance short-term and medium-term projects for
Certificates of Participation are suitable for short-term   which general obligation bonds would be unsuitable.
and medium-term financing of projects. COPs carry           Also under Measure 72, the State could not borrow
higher interest rates, and the legislature could refuse     more than 1% of the real market value of property in
to pay them off, although that is unlikely to happen.       the state. This is currently estimated at approximately
General obligation bonds have lower interest rates,         $500 billion, so a 1% cap would be $5 billion. This
but their 20-year to 30-year terms make them more           cap is not the only limitation on the amount Oregon
suitable for larger capital projects (such as buildings)    can borrow; the State Debt Policy Advisory Commis-
than for short-term projects (such as furnishings or        sion tracks Oregon’s financial health and protects Or-
vehicles). The legislature is obligated to pay them off.    egon’s credit rating by informing state officials about
                                                            the amount of debt the State can prudently incur.
ProPosAL
Measure 72 would amend Article XI, Section 7, to al-
low the state to use general obligation bonds to bor-



                     sUPPorters sAy                                   oPPonents sAy
   • The State could save millions of dollars on
                                                             • The legislature already has a way to borrow
   big projects by borrowing money at a lower
                                                             money, and this measure might encourage them
   interest rate.
                                                             to borrow more money.
   • The State could issue bonds as needed for
                                                             • Long-term bonds should not be used to pay
   capital projects without amending the Consti-
                                                             for items that will not last as long as the bonds.
   tution for each type of project.
                                                             • More general obligation bonds could result in
   • A limit of $50,000 for capital projects is no
                                                             an increase in taxes to pay them off.
   longer realistic.
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                                           requires increased minimum sentences for certain
        state of oregon                    repeated sex crimes, incarceration for repeated
                                           driving under influence
           Measure

                73                         referrAL: This is a statutory amendment placed on the
                                                     ballot by initiative petition with an estimated
                                                     93,223 valid signatures.

  fInAnCIAL The Financial Impact Statement from the Secretary of State’s office estimates the cost to
     IMPACt: the State of implementing Measure 73 would be:
              • $1.4 million for year 1,                     • $16.7 to $26.6 million for year 4,
              • $11.4 million to $14.6 million for year 2, • $18.1 million to $29.1 million for each
              • $13.9 million to $21 million for year 3,       year thereafter.
             This measure shifts costs for incarceration of affected persons from local governments
             to the State.

   ProBABLe resULts of A            If this measure passes, it would increase mandatory minimum sen-
                                    tences for certain repeat felony sex crimes and for certain repeat driv-
       Yes Vote                     ing-under-the-influence crimes.

   ProBABLe resULts of A            If this measure fails, there would be no change to current sentencing
                                    guidelines for these crimes.
        No Vote
BACkgroUnD                                            the third conviction for driving while under the influ-
                                                      ence of intoxicants (DUII) is a misdemeanor and is
Voters in 1994 approved Measure 11 that established
                                                      not covered under Measure 11 sentencing guidelines.
mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes.
                                                      The fourth conviction for driving under the influence
Under this law a person convicted of a single major
                                                      is considered a class-C felony and is punishable by
felony sex crime must serve a minimum sentence
                                                      a non-mandatory sentence of at least 13 months in
ranging from 5 years, 10 months, up to 25 years de-
                                                      prison.
pending on certain circumstances. Under current law

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ProPosAL                                                    are sentenced under current law to an average of 15
                                                            years. Thus, no new prison beds would be needed for
Measure 73 proposes two changes to Oregon sen-
                                                            the 25-year sentences required by this measure until
tencing guidelines. First, the measure would increase
                                                            after 2017.
mandatory minimum sentences for repeat sex of-
fenders. The measure defines repeat sex offenders as        The driving-under-the-influence provision of the
those who have one or more previous convictions of          measure would increase costs to the State in a num-
a major felony sex crime, defined as: rape in the first     ber of ways:
degree, sodomy in the first degree, unlawful sexual         • Courts would incur added costs to try offenders.
penetration in the first degree, or using a child in a      • Costs would increase for court-appointed attorneys.
display of sexually explicit conduct. Measure 73 pro-       • The State would be required to pay all county costs
poses increasing the mandatory minimum sentence               for jail time.
for repeat sex offenders under this definition to 25        • Convicted offenders would spend more time in
years for persons over the age of 15 years. Second,           prison.
Measure 73 would define a third conviction for driv-        • Prison costs would increase.
ing under the influence within a 10-year period as a        The current prison population is around 14,000.
class-C felony and require incarceration for a mini-        Over the next five years, Measure 73 could require
mum of 90 days.                                             between 400 and 600 additional prison beds, de-
Also under Measure 73 the State would be required           pending upon the number of people convicted of
to reimburse any county for the county’s costs of in-       crimes under the measure. There is dispute over how
carceration, including any pretrial incarceration, for a    the sentences proposed in the measure will mesh
person sentenced under this measure.                        with current guidelines, some of which require lon-
According to the State’s Fiscal Explanatory State-          ger sentences.
ment, there would be no immediate cost to the State         There is no designated funding source for Measure
for the repeat sex offender provision of the measure        73, so costs would have to be paid from the State’s
because the few offenders subject to the measure            General Fund.



                      sUPPorters sAy                                  oPPonents sAy
  • Measure 73 would keep dangerous, repeat offend-           • Measure 73 is too expensive and would result in
  ers off the streets and make Oregonians safer.              cuts to other state and prison services.
  • Statistics support mandatory sentencing as a means        • Measure 73 would take discretion away from judg-
  of reducing violent crime.                                  es to take individual circumstances into account.
  • The State’s cost estimates of the financial impact of     • Statistics show longer mandatory sentences have
  the drunk-driving provisions are too high.                  little or no effect as a deterrent.
  • Good public safety policy costs money, and this           • Some of the sentencing guidelines are in dispute.
  measure is good policy because it would save lives by
  reducing the fatal and injury crashes caused by repeat
  drunken drivers.

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                                          establishes medical marijuana supply system and
                                          assistance and research programs; allows limited
        state of oregon                   selling of marijuana
           Measure                        referrAL: This measure is a statutory amendment



               74
                                                    placed on the ballot by initiative petition with
                                                    an estimated 85,848 valid signatures.
                                           fInAnCIAL No general revenue funds shall be used to
                                              IMPACt: establish the system, and it will be funded
                                                         through program fees and licenses. The num-
                                           ber of medical marijuana dispensaries and participants
                                           plus the pricing and production costs will determine rev-
                                           enues that will range from a minimum of $400,000 to a
                                           maximum of $3 million to $20 million in the first year.


   ProBABLe resULts of A           If this measure passes, medical marijuana cardholders could either
                                   grow their own marijuana or buy it from a state-licensed dispensary
       Yes Vote                    supplied by state-licensed producers. It would also permit the state to
                                   establish a marijuana research program and a low-income assistance
                                   program for medical marijuana cardholders.

                                   If this measure fails, it would maintain the current law allowing pa-
   ProBABLe resULts of A
                                   tients or their caregivers to grow their own limited amounts of mari-
        No Vote                    juana for their medical needs. There would be no state-regulated
                                   dispensaries or producers or state-regulated medical marijuana sales.


BACkgroUnD                                            quarterly report (dated July 1, 2010) 36,380 pa-
                                                      tients currently hold state-issued medical mari-
In 1998 Oregon voters approved the Oregon             juana cards and 1,584 Oregon licensed physi-
Medical Marijuana Act, which permitted pa-            cians (MDs and DOs) have patients enrolled in
tients with specific medical needs to obtain          the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.
state-issued cards that allowed them or their
caregivers to grow six mature marijuana plants        The 1998 Oregon Medical Marijuana Act does
for their personal medicinal use. According to        not allow any marijuana sales. It is a federal
the latest Oregon Medical Marijuana Program           felony to sell marijuana. Fourteen states have
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medical marijuana programs; three states and        holders.) Growers and dispensaries would be
Washington, D.C., will soon allow medical mari-     subject to state inspections and audits; penalties
juana dispensaries. Recently, the federal govern-   could be assessed. Quarterly financial reports
ment indicated that it “should not focus federal    would be required of dispensaries. Employees
resources in states on individuals whose actions    would have to be over 21 years of age and pass a
are in clear and unambiguous compliance with        criminal background check. Dispensaries would
existing state laws providing for the medical use   need to have security plans.
of marijuana.”
                                                    With the passage of Measure 74, unlike the
ProPosAL                                            current Oregon Medical Marijuana Program,
                                                    qualifying patients would be able to purchase
Ballot Measure 74 changes state law by directing    regulated amounts of marijuana for medical
the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), formerly         conditions: agitation related to Alzheimer’s
part of the Department of Human Services, to        disease, cachexia, cancer, glaucoma, HIV+AIDS,
establish an OHA regulated medical marijuana        severe nausea, severe pain, seizures, including
supply system as an additional component to         but not limited to epilepsy, and persistent mus-
the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. It would          cle spasms, including but not limited to those
provide patients with a marijuana supply system     caused by multiple sclerosis.
for their medical needs with assistance available
for low-income and needy patients. It would es-     The program would establish quality control
tablish licensed growers and regulated nonprofit    standards for medical marijuana and could also
dispensaries. (A dispensary would sell usable       conduct research into the efficacy of medical
marijuana and equipment to registered card-         marijuana.




               sUPPorters sAy                              oPPonents sAy
   • For many patients, growing their own             • Measure 74 lacks clear regulations for
   marijuana is difficult and time consuming.         operation and enforcement.
   • Patients should be able to purchase their        • Supporters have overestimated tax rev-
   medical marijuana in a safe, convenient,           enue to the State based on the current
   regulated way.                                     number of marijuana cardholders.
   • Ten million to 40 million dollars will be        • Medical marijuana dispensaries would
   raised to support other health-related pro-        be locations for additional crimes.
   grams

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                                               Authorizes Multnomah County casino; casino to
                                               contribute monthly revenue percentage to state for
         state of oregon                       specified purposes
            Measure                            referrAL: This measure is a statutory amendment placed



                 75
                                                             on the ballot by initiative petition with an esti-
                                                             mated 82,865 valid signatures.
                                               fInAnCIAL The Financial Impact Statement from the Sec-
                                                  IMPACt: retary of State’s Office says that the State would
                                                               be required to spend approximately $1 million
                                                               the first year to implement the measure. If the
  casino is licensed, the State would have to spend $4-8 million on regulation in each 2-year period thereaf-
  ter. The casino operators would pay the State $1 million the first year and $2 million per year (adjusted for
  inflation) thereafter for this regulation. The measure would not require any local government spending.
  If a casino is licensed, state and local revenues would be increased by $13-68 million each year. However,
  the measure would shift funds from the State to local governments, which would leave the State with a gain
  of no more than $1.8 million and a possible loss of $26.2 million each year.


    ProBABLe resULts of A              If this measure passes, a single privately-owned casino could be built
                                       on a designated site in Multnomah County if the Oregon Constitu-
        Yes Vote                       tion is amended by a separate ballot measure to remove the prohibi-
                                       tion on non-tribal casinos in Oregon.

   ProBABLe resULts of A               If this measure fails, no casino could be built on the land specified in
                                       the measure.
         No Vote
BACkgroUnD                                                stitution to allow a casino on non-tribal land, but
                                                          that petition did not get enough signatures to qualify
The Oregon Constitution says “The Legislative As-         for the ballot.
sembly has no power to authorize, and shall pro-
hibit, casinos from operation in the State of Oregon”     ProPosAL
(Article XV, Section 4 (12)). (Tribal casinos are built
on sovereign tribal territory and governed under fed-     Measure 75 proposes to allow the owner of the for-
eral law.) Backers of Measure 75 sponsored a com-         mer Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village
panion initiative petition to change the Oregon Con-      on the east side of Portland to build a casino on that
                                                          site. The Oregon State Lottery would give the casino a
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renewable 15-year lease.
According to the Secretary of State’s office, Measure
75 would take effect only if the Oregon Constitution
is amended by a separate ballot measure to permit a                         sUPPorters sAy
non-tribal casino within the state. However, an attor-
                                                             • This project would create 5,000 new jobs—
ney for the measure’s backers asserts that voter ap-
proval of Measure 75 is sufficient to allow the casino      half in construction and half in permanent ca-
to be built. This issue may need to be decided by the       sino operations with an average $35,000 salary
courts.                                                     and health benefits—in eastern Multnomah
                                                            County.
If the casino is built, it would pay 25 percent of its
adjusted gross revenues monthly to a new Oregon             • This project would attract out-of-state tourists
Job Growth, Education and Communities Fund es-              and generate millions of dollars annually for
tablished as part of Measure 75. That fund would            schools and deliver more than $60 million an-
distribute money annually according to percentages          nually to counties across the state without cost-
set in Measure 75 as follows:                               ing taxpayers a dime.
• 50 percent to schools                                     • Lottery revenues increased in states with tax-
• 30 percent to counties in proportion to population        able casinos.
• 4 percent to the city where the casino is located         • Over 70% of the project would provide fam-
  (Wood Village)                                            ily entertainment—a movie complex, water
• 3 percent to the Oregon State Police                      parks, convention facilities, concert hall, bowl-
• 3 percent each to the three cities that adjoin Wood       ing alley, and restaurants.
  Village (Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale)
• 2 percent to the county in which the casino is
  located (Multnomah)
• 2 percent to the Problem Gambling Treatment Fund
                                                                    oPPonents sAy
The 30 percent distributed to counties would be further
divided as follows: 25 percent of each county’s alloca-     • A casino in the Portland area would draw
tion must be spent on public safety services, and half of   patrons away from local lottery venues reduc-
each county’s allocation must be given to its city hav-     ing their revenues and causing job losses.
ing more than 49,000 people or, if a county has more
                                                            • A casino in the Portland area would take away
than one city of that size, the allocation must be shared
by those cities. If a city of more than 49,000 people is    business from tribal casinos, which are one of
located in two counties, the city will receive its share    the few sources of revenue on tribal lands.
from the county having the largest population.              • People who go to a casino in the Portland
While Measure 75 includes specific provisions for           area would play the lottery less, reducing lot-
gaming (such as that up to 3,500 electronic gaming          tery funds for schools and other beneficiaries.
devices and up to 150 table or other games as well          • A casino in Oregon’s most populous city
as Keno may be licensed), the measure does not say          would increase the number of problem
what other types of entertainment may be included           gamblers.
in the proposed project.
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                                           Amends Constitution: Continues lottery funding for
                                           parks, beaches, wildlife habitat, watershed protec-
        state of oregon                    tion beyond 2014; modifies funding process
           Measure                         referrAL: This measure is a constitutional amendment



                76
                                                     placed on the ballot by initiative petition with
                                                     an estimated 113,218 valid signatures.
                                           fInAnCIAL The measure makes permanent the dedica-
                                              IMPACt: tion of 15% of state lottery proceeds each
                                                      year to parks and natural resources. For the
                                                      year 2010 this amount is estimated to be
                                                      $87 million.


   ProBABLe resULts of A           If Measure 76 passes, the constitutional dedication of 15 percent of
                                   lottery proceeds for parks, beaches, wildlife and watershed protection
       Yes Vote                    would continue beyond 2014, with modifications.


                                   If Measure 76 fails, the current constitutional provision dedicating 15
   ProBABLe resULts of A
                                   percent of lottery proceeds to parks, beaches, wildlife and watershed
        No Vote                    protection will end after 2014.




BACkgroUnD                                           ticle XV to dedicate fifteen percent of all lot-
                                                     tery proceeds to be deposited into a Parks and
Due to reduced tax revenue, the legislature          Natural Resources Fund. Half of the fund is
had cut funding for state parks so often that        dedicated to state parks, beaches, wildlife and
by the late 1990s sixty-five parks were slated       historic sites and recreation areas. The other
to be closed, park facilities were in disrepair,     half is used for protection and restoration of
and salmon runs were greatly reduced.                wild salmon populations, watersheds, fish
In 1998 Oregonians approved Ballot Measure           and wildlife habitats and water quality. The
66, which amended Oregon Constitution Ar-            measure also dedicates a minimum amount
                                                     of funds for local parks. The Oregon Water-
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shed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is respon-           quires each agency receiving fund money to
sible for distributing the funds to public and     report measurable biennial and cumulative
private entities. In the 2005–07 biennium,         results of their programs to the state legisla-
OWEB awarded over $48 million to landown-          ture.
ers, watershed councils, soil and water conser-
                                                   Several legislators are concerned that during
vation districts and others for watershed en-
                                                   economic recessions the dedicated 15 percent
hancement work. Under Ballot Measure 66
                                                   of lottery funds is too rigid. They met with a
this funding is to end in 2014.
                                                   few conservation groups and came to agree-
ProPosAL                                           ment on several amendments that they hope
                                                   the Legislature will refer to voters in 2011.
Ballot Measure 76 will revise and make per-
manent the provisions of Ballot Measure 66
to dedicate 15 percent of lottery revenues to
parks and other natural resources. In addi-
tion, Measure 76 broadens the ability of the
Secretary of State to audit the fund and re-




               sUPPorters sAy                             oPPonents sAy
   • The measure provides continued pro-             • During a recession education, human
   tection of Oregon’s natural areas, parks,         services, and public safety programs
   beaches, watersheds, and wildlife for now         should have priority.
   and future generations.                           • Lottery funds could be better used to
   • The measure does not increase taxes or          promote economic growth and jobs
   necessitate cuts to any other vital services,     throughout the state.
                                                                       oPPonents sAy
   including education, human services and           • To maintain flexibility, budgetary mon-
   public safety.                                    ies and percentages should be in statute,
   • The measure provides improved ac-               not in the constitution.
   countability of the funds.



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   us senator - represents oregonians in u.s. senate                                                                   term: 6 years
                                                                                                                       salary: $174,000
     • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Confirms presidential appointments to certain offices
     • Votes on federal budget and taxes                                      • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
     • Approves treaties with other nations                                     government
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                   BUsIness                                       tAx systeMs                                       fossIL fUeLs
          Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
         protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
           competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                     system?                                       fossil fuels?


   Jim Huffman (REP)                                   Candidate did not respond by deadline.

   rick staggenborg (PRO)
   Coos Bay, OR, staggenborgforussenate.com/index.php/green/priorities/end_corporate_personhood/
     Yes, to an extent. We need to                     We need a simplified tax                          We need to invest in locally
     develop a localized, sustain-                     code without loopholes for                        produced and owned renew-
     able economy and this will                        corporations and the very                         able energy sources. This is
     require some tariffs. What                        rich. It should be progres-                       critical to the average Ameri-
     we don’t need is the World                        sive and allow breaks for                         can who is paying an ever-
     Trade Organization having                         the struggling Middle class                       rising price for energy while
     extragovernmental powers                          who built America and are                         wages fall. We can copy Ger-
     to regulate trade in the in-                      not getting a fair share of                       many’s successful subsidy
     terests of international cor-                     the wealth they create. When                      of low interest loans to con-
     porations that have bought                        50% of Fortune 500 coma-                          sumers that profits the gov-
     our Senate, shipped our jobs                      panies pay no tax because of                      ernment, the consumer and
     overseas and avoid paying                         offshore banking, special tax                     the centralized power pro-
     the taxes the rest of us do.                      breaks that allow oil corpora-                    ducer who pays lower costs
     We need fair trade, not “free”                    tions to make record profits                      for compliance and capi-
     trade. There is no free lunch                     for destroying the environ-                       tal construction by avoid-
     and trade policies favoring                       ment and starting wars of                         ing nuclear and other dirty
     corporations over people are                      conquest that bleed the Trea-                     plant production. Equally
     neither free nor fair.                            sury, something is seriously                      important is a focus on con-
                                                       wrong.                                            servation.
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us senator - represents oregonians in u.s. senate                                                                   term: 6 years
                                                                                                                    salary: $174,000
  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Confirms presidential appointments to certain offices
  • Votes on federal budget and taxes                                      • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Approves treaties with other nations                                     government
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

ron Wyden (DEM)
Portland, OR, www.standtallforamerica.com
  One in five Oregon jobs                           We need to fix the system to                       It is time for Congress to
  depend on trade, and our                          give middle class families                         put us on a path to a clean
  prosperity hinges on sell-                        a tax cut, stimulate growth                        energy future that creates
  ing our goods and services                        and end the tax incentives                         green energy jobs, ends our
  across the world. That                            for outsourcing jobs. My                           dependence on foreign oil
  means we must finally en-                         bipartisan plan will end                           and cuts our global warm-
  force laws that let us com-                       dozens of special interest                         ing pollution. We should
  pete fairly with foreign                          tax breaks and let people                          invest in creating new ener-
  nations. But if we put up                         complete their income tax                          gy sources and using energy
  unfair barriers, other coun-                      forms in 10 minutes or less.                       more efficiently. Tapping
  tries will do so too and                          The conservative Heritage                          sources like wind, wave and
  Oregon will suffer. Two im-                       Foundation calculated it                           solar will create good, local
  portant things we can do                          will create 2.3 million jobs                       jobs and keep our energy
  to help US industries and                         and cut the deficit $61 bil-                       dollars here at home. Mak-
  create jobs is to make our                        lion each year. And the                            ing homes and businesses
  corporate tax structure more                      left-leaning Tax Policy Cen-                       more energy efficient will
  globally competitive and                          ter found 80% of American                          create construction jobs,
  end the existing tax incen-                       households would see their                         reduce global warming and
  tives to ship American jobs                       tax bill go down.                                  cut our power bills.
  overseas.


        
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us senator - represents oregonians in u.s. senate                                                                   term: 6 years
                                                                                                                    salary: $174,000
  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Confirms presidential appointments to certain offices
  • Votes on federal budget and taxes                                      • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Approves treaties with other nations                                     government
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

Marc delphine (LBT)
Portland, OR, marcforsenate.com
  We are a strong nation that                       First, we have a spending                         We must focus on our own
  has built ourselves up by                         problem in this country,                          land and I don’t necessar-
  hard work, sound business                         not so much a tax problem.                        ily refer to drilling oil. We
  practices and solid worker                        While I am in favor of cut-                       have amazing natural re-
  protection. While other                           ting taxes, they must be cut                      sources that go underuti-
  countries may not treat the                       responsibly so as to fund                         lized and my campaign fo-
  environment as well as we                         the programs we are re-                           cuses on a number of them,
  do, US workers and busi-                          quired to. Defense, the na-                       namely, industrial hemp.
  nesses can find other ways                        tional debt, programs like                        Most of us believe hemp is
  in which to compete intelli-                      Medicare, Medicaid, Social                        a drug - it’s not. Industrial
  gently, rather than have Un-                      Security are all expenses                         hemp grows very quickly,
  cle Same “protect” us. This                       most of us agree are neces-                       is easily harvested, reduces
  will, in the long run, benefit                    sary. Until we get spending                       our dependency on oil (cars
  us most.                                          under control, we will con-                       can run off hemp seed oil),
                                                    tinue to tax ourselves irre-                      lumber (pound-for-pound,
                                                    sponsibly and pass onto fu-                       it’s stronger than steel) and
                                                    ture generations unfair and                       cotton (produces more du-
                                                    unconstitutional liabilities.                     rable clothing) and is all
                                                                                                      natural.



                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                    salary: $174,000
  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Confirms presidential appointments to certain offices
  • Votes on federal budget and taxes                                      • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Approves treaties with other nations                                     government
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

Bruce Cronk (WFP)
Roseburg, OR, WorkingFamiliesForBruceCronk.org
 Both the Democrats and                             Tax fairness is a big issue                       The Working Families Party
 Republicans have failed                            where I live in Roseburg.                         believes in creating sustain-
 working people when it                             The Working Families Party                        able jobs that pay a living
 comes to foreign trade. Our                        gets it. Our tax code has                         wage. Building a green en-
 existing agreements must                           been stealing from work-                          ergy economy is our best
 be reworked to protect U.S.                        ing people while letting                          hope of doing so. I believe
 workers from unfair com-                           corporations off the hook.                        we must support weather-
 petition from trading part-                        Congress must end the tax                         ization programs and ramp
 ners which exploit workers                         breaks for companies that                         up production of renewable
 and have little or no envi-                        move jobs out of the U.S. It                      energy sources such as solar
 ronmental protections. The                         must shut down the tax ha-                        and wind. We must rebuild
 Working Families Party is                          vens which allow businesses                       our energy transmission in-
 using fusion voting to build                       to avoid paying their fair                        frastructure. If a satisfactory
 an electoral coalition of                          share. And it must remove                         solution to the disposal of
 small business owners, fam-                        the cap on income subject                         waste generated by nuclear
 ily farmers and workers to                         to Social Security contribu-                      power is found, I am willing
 hold Congress accountable                          tions to ensure that the pro-                     to seriously explore it as a
 on the issue of trade. This                        gram is solvent for future                        backup power source.
 is why I joined the party.                         generations.



        
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                                                      salary:
                                                              2 years

  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Develops and votes on federal budget and taxes                           government

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      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 1
Chris Henry (PGP, PRO)
Portland, OR, www.chrishenryforcongress.org
  Throughout US history,                            The current US tax system                          Peak oil, resource wars,
  trade agreements have con-                        is outrageously unjust and                         high-energy consumption
  solidated the profits of the                      obscenely riddled with                             and climate change are on
  world’s largest multina-                          loopholes, subsidies and                           a collision course with un-
  tional corporations at the                        dodges that amount to wel-                         precedented social, econom-
  expense of domestic sover-                        fare for corporations and                          ic and environmental crisis
  eignty, environmental pro-                        the super-rich. Whereby, a                         on a global scale. The US
  tections, worker, consumer                        vast amount of the tax bur-                        should convert the US fos-
  and human rights. “Free                           den lands on the backs of                          sil-fuel industry into a pub-
  Market” investor-centric                          working Americans. Corpo-                          lic utility to take the profit
  trade agreements should                           rations and the super-rich                         motive out of oil, gas and
  be abolished, re-negotiated                       should pay their fair share.                       coal. It is imperative that
  and/or replaced with “Fair                        A progressive tax would                            we implement an aggressive
  Trade” partnerships based                         shift the burden from in-                          conservation policy to curb
  on transparency, dialogue                         dividuals to corporations,                         our consumption driven en-
  and respect. The US should                        imposing a STET tax would                          ergy demands and a Green
  strive to decrease interna-                       fairly tax investors and cut-                      “New Deal” to quickly tran-
  tional trade inequities and                       ting the military budget                           sition to a clean and sus-
  implement equitable trade                         would eliminate wasteful                           tainable energy economy.
  policies.                                         spending.

                                                                                                                                      
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 1
H. Joe tabor (LBT)
Portland, OR, joetabor2010.com
  U.S. companies don’t need                         The federal tax system                             The U.S government should
  protection, but the federal                       should be fixed -- financial                       do very little to enact any
  government should take                            crisis or not. First, any na-                      limits on any kind of fuel
  actions to improve the busi-                      tional debts should not ex-                        uses, fossil or otherwise,
  ness climate in the U.S., so                      ceed 25 years; future genera-                      as the depression is play-
  that companies are more                           tions should be unburdened                         ing its course. However, the
  likely to survive, and so that                    from the lavish expenses of                        federal government could
  the government never gives                        present generations. Next,                         actually do less in helping
  favorable incentives to com-                      the federal government can-                        big oil companies control
  panies that out source labor.                     not increase taxes, as taxes                       world wide oil prices, which
  Changes in foreign policy                         are already damaging per-                          allows for inexpensive for-
  and available resources will                      sonal incomes and busi-                            eign oil. As Americans pay
  come one way or another,                          ness incentives. Lastly, the                       more for oil, they will be
  and the US will lose the                          government needs cut cost                          economically encouraged to
  ability to have inexpensive                       by eliminating all foreign                         consider alternate energy,
  imports when fuel for trans-                      troop involvements, priori-                        as geothermal, wind, solar,
  portation becomes expen-                          tize and then cut spending                         nuclear, as most other coun-
  sive.                                             on low priority agencies and                       tries are doing in earnest.
                                                    contractors.


        
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 1
don LaMunyon (CON)
St. Helens, OR, lamunyonforcongress.com
 No. If US industries were                         First of all we need to con-                       Get out of the way. Open
 allowed to opeate in an at-                       vert the direct tax system to                      up areas for exploration,
 mosphere of freedom with                          an indirect system such as a                       and drilling in the US. They
 far fewer regulations, for-                       national sales tax. This will                      can also eliminate all un-
 eigh competition would not                        be self limiting--people will                      constitutional regulations
 be able to compete with us.                       reduce purchaces when the                          that hobble the energy in-
                                                   price of goods gets too high                       dustry, and eliminate the
                                                   due to overtaxation. This                          Department of Energy that
                                                   will also restore the rights                       does nothing to promote
                                                   to privacy that destroyed un-                      energy production.
                                                   der an income tax.




                                                                                                                                      
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 1
david Wu (DEM)
Hillsdale, OR, www.wuforcongress.com
 I have serious concerns                           Our tax system should be                           We need to focus on invest-
 about policies that promote                       fair for all Americans, not                        ing in energy efficiency and
 trade to the detriment of                         just the privileged few.                           clean, renewable energy
 American and foreign work-                        Congress took a bold and                           sources. The federal govern-
 ers alike. I believe that when                    necessary step by giving 98                        ment can help by develop-
 the United States is negotiat-                    percent of American fami-                          ing a smart grid, support-
 ing trade policy with other                       lies and individuals a tax                         ing home weatherization
 countries, we should insist                       cut. Now the tax code must                         programs, and providing
 that trade agreements ad-                         further incentivize job cre-                       tax credits for the develop-
 dress human rights, as well                       ation and entrepreneurship                         ment of new energy sources.
 as labor and environmental                        by closing tax loopholes                           By developing solar, wind,
 protections. I also believe                       that encourage corporations                        wave, geothermal, and fuel
 that American industry is                         to ship jobs overseas. We                          cell technologies, we can
 most competitive with for-                        should also implement tax                          reduce our dependence on
 eign businesses when our                          policies that work for mid-                        fossil fuels and create jobs
 students and workers have                         dle-class Americans and pro-                       here in Oregon.
 access to the best education                      mote economic growth by
 and training in the world.                        extending the research and
                                                   development tax credit.


        
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 1
rob Cornilles (REP)                                 Candidate did not respond by deadline.

District 2
Joyce B segers (DEM)
Ashland, OR, www.joycesegers.com
 Renewable and conservation                        We must get our Federal debt                      As mentioned earlier, devel-
 energy jobs will define the 21st                  and deficit spending under                        oping renewable and conser-
 Century; the U.S. is quickly fall-                control. The Bush tax cuts                        vation energy jobs will shape
 ing behind countries like China                   should proceed as originally                      the 21st Century. One of the
 and India in these sectors. The                   planned and be allowed to                         first and easiest steps in re-
 U.S. government should sup-                       expire. Loopholes that al-                        ducing our consumption of
 port the development of these                     low U.S. based companies                          fossil fuels is to increase ef-
 industries through tax incen-                     to report profits overseas to                     ficiency standards for cars,
 tives that encourage private                      avoid paying taxes need to                        trucks, new buildings and
 business to create these new                      be closed. The tax burden for                     any appliance that uses elec-
 jobs. The government needs to                     small businesses needs to be                      tricity. By some estimates
 play an active role in protecting                 reduced; while large multina-                     over 2 million new green jobs
 nascent industries. In return                     tional corporations should                        could be created through
 for this help, these companies                    have their taxes increased,                       green retrofitting programs.
 must not export the production                    based on their gross profits.                     We need to tackle energy con-
 or design overseas once they                                                                        sumption and energy produc-
 are established.                                                                                    tion simultaneously.
                                                                                                                                      
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 2
greg Walden (REP)
The Dalles, OR, www.gregwalden.com
 America must return to a                          Congress needs to reduce                           Let’s change forest policy
 strong manufacturing and                          taxes for individuals and                          and put people back to
 agricultural base. Govern-                        small businesses to create                         work in the woods harvest-
 ment should not unneces-                          real jobs. Congress must                           ing timber that will produce
 sarily interfere in the cre-                      act quickly to stop auto-                          biomass energy and mak-
 ation of private jobs and                         matic tax increases at the                         ing our forests healthier. I
 should not impose unrea-                          end of this year. Taxpayers                        have coauthored bipartisan
 sonable regulations that                          must have certainty in the                         healthy forest legislation
 drive up the cost of goods                        tax code during these very                         that will assist in this effort.
 and services. If foreign gov-                     difficult times. If we are                         We will not only reduce our
 ernments break internation-                       going to turn our economy                          dependence on fossil fuels
 al trade rules and create un-                     around and encourage in-                           but we will utilize our for-
 fair competition then U.S.                        vestment in America. The                           ests, an important renew-
 industries are due protec-                        federal government collects                        able energy source and at
 tion. Small businesses and                        plenty of tax revenue. Addi-                       the same time create jobs,
 family farms and ranches,                         tional tax increases will only                     produce lumber, reduce
 the backbone of the Ameri-                        hurt the economy and slow                          greenhouse gases, and pre-
 can economy, must have a                          the recovery.                                      vent catastrophic wildfires.
 level playing field.


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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 3
earl Blumenauer (DEM)
Portland, OR, www.earlblumenauer.com
 U.S. businesses should be                         The current tax code is too                        The United States needs a
 protected against unfair                          complex with too many                              carbon and energy policy.
 foreign competition. This                         special provisions that add                        The House Climate Leg-
 means fighting illegal sub-                       to the cost and unfairness                         islation was a good start.
 sidies for foreign industries                     of our system. The goal                            Incenting green energy de-
 and countries that shut us                        should be to simplify busi-                        velopment by eliminating
 out from their markets.                           ness tax, reduce exemptions                        unnecessary Big Oil subsi-
 This includes Chinese cur-                        and exclusions and create                          dies along with the govern-
 rency manipulation that                           a sustainable system to pay                        ment itself implementing
 gives them a 20 percent                           for what America needs.                            best practices and leading
 or more competitive edge.                         Fairness, sustainability and                       by example will help us
 We shouldn’t cheat either.                        economic impact should be                          achieve this goal.
 America should stop inap-                         our guide in reforming the
 propriate, expensive and                          federal tax system.
 counterproductive subsidies
 for cotton and sugar quotas.
 We must lead by example
 while we fight for a level
 playing field abroad.


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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 3
delia Lopez (REP)
Oakland, OR, www.dlopezforcongress.com
 No we need to reduce the                          The American tax system                            We need to get the govern-
 amount of gov. interference                       is atrocious. We need to                           ment and the tax shifting
 in American Businesses.                           entirely revamp it and re-                         out of it. No more subsidies
 Look at the American Auto                         turn to a fair tax system as                       for anyone. Allow the free
 industry. Gov. destroyed it.                      outlined in our constitu-                          market to decide what is the
 Forcing American car com-                         tion. A 3% import tariff on                        best. It has always proven
 panies to add all sorts of                        every import and an elimi-                         to be the most effective and
 expensive additions and                           nation of all income taxes                         efficient system throughout
 increase mileage standards                        and the IRS. Our tax system                        history. If we do the same
 forced them to lose money                         is designed to tilt the field                      thing over and over and ex-
 on every “speck” type car                         to benefit the politically                         pect different results, we are
 they were forced to build.                        connected at the expense                           insane. Look at history and
 People want comfortable                           of the middle class which                          see what happens when you
 cars or a vehicle for a spe-                      is shrinking rapidly. Our                          do this or that. Let’s learn
 cific purpose hauling lum-                        founders stated that when                          from the mistakes already
 ber? Have enough room in                          we eliminated the import                           made and work toward a
 the back seat to not have the                     tariffs we would import the                        more fair and prosperous
 “he’s touching me” routine                        poverty of the rest of the                         future for our children.
 every mile on a 50 mile trip.                     world onto our shores.


        
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 3
Jeff Lawrence (LBT, IND)
Troutdale, OR, votejefflawrence.com
 Fair trade is essential to the                    We need to simplify our tax                        Our children need alterna-
 health of the US economy.                         system and make America                            tive energies to power their
 US industries must be pro-                        the most business friendly                         generations. Government
 tected against unfair foreign                     place on earth. Keeping the                        should support real options
 competition through bal-                          Bush tax cuts, starting the                        like nuclear energy and its
 anced trade agreements, tar-                      move to a flatter tax, and                         related innovations with all
 iffs, export and manufactur-                      stimulating health care in-                        due speed and stewardship.
 ing incentives, intellectual                      novation by moving health                          Government should ensure
 property reforms, and long                        care tax benefits to individu-                     a fair energy market and not
 term investments in educa-                        als instead of employers, are                      subsidize big oil and for-
 tion and research and de-                         all good first steps. Incen-                       eign oil producers through
 velopment. Business taxes                         tives for research and devel-                      military and market inter-
 must be low and competi-                          opment, enterprise zones,                          ventions. It should also re-
 tive in the global economy                        and education and infra-                           ject cap and trade for many
 and promote growth in our                         structure, will be part of the                     reasons, including the fact
 industrial and manufactur-                        American economic work-                            that a government addicted
 ing base. We need a nation-                       out we need, but empower-                          to oil money will forever
 al economic work-out with                         ing people not government                          make its citizens oil junkies.
 real accountability.                              is job 1.


                                                                                                                                      
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 3
Michael Meo (PGP, PRO)
Portland, OR, www.meoforcongress.org
 Economic ties among na-                           First of all, no tax cuts.                         See previous question.
 tions is a force for peace                        Rather, the wealthiest
 and a progressive amelio-                         among us ought to expect to
 ration of poverty for unde-                       provide a greater proportion
 veloped economies. The                            of their income than they
 safety and environmental                          have been giving recently.
 protections required of cor-                      During the years of prosper-
 porate entities in the United                     ity they benefitted far more
 States ought to be extended,                      than the middle-income
 insofar as possible, to en-                       folk; in this emergency they
 terprises producing goods                         should shoulder a propor-
 and services for the U.S.                         tionate amount of the fi-
 market in other countries as                      nancial burden. Secondly,
 well. Arrangements ought                          gasoline ought to have im-
 to reflect the needs of small                     posed on it a tax at the fed-
 businesses as well as, as has                     eral level of at least a dollar
 been the case up to now, the                      a gallon, with exemption for
 needs of multi-national cor-                      farmers. We owe it to the
 porations.                                        environment.


        
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 4
Mike Beilstein (PGP)
Corvallis, OR, www.newmenu.org/mikebeilstein
 US workwers should be                             The Bush tax cuts must be                          The US needs to adapt to a
 protected from out-sourc-                         allowed to sunset. The fis-                        lower energy economy. The
 ing and off-shoring. There                        cal crisis is the result of                        dependence of our transpor-
 should be substantial penal-                      allowing the massive accu-                         tation on trucks rather than
 ties for corporations moving                      mulation of wealth in the                          rail, personal automobiles
 manufacturing overseas.                           hands of a few. There is no                        rather than mass transit is
                                                   obstacle to US production                          sapping our economy. In
                                                   of wealth, except the choice                       addition to transportation
                                                   of the holders of wealth to                        policy, the federal govern-
                                                   invest in speculation rather                       ment needs to invest in
                                                   than production. We need                           home energy conservation
                                                   appropriate taxation to limit                      and new sustainable energy
                                                   the unbridled accumulation                         generation.
                                                   of wealth


art robinson (REP, IND, CON)                                          Candidate did not respond by deadline.




                                                                                                                                      
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 4
peter a deFazio (DEM, WFP, PRO)
Springfield, OR, www.defazioforcongress.org
 Our disastrous trade poli-                        Let the Bush tax cuts expire                       The Democratic controlled
 cies put American compa-                          for those making more than                         Congress approved the first
 nies at a competitive dis-                        $250,000 and wealthy inves-                        change in the mileage stan-
 advantage, rather than on                         tors. Wall Street executives                       dards in 32 years requiring
 a level playing field. As a                       pay taxes at about half of                         future vehicles to be more
 result, the US has lost mil-                      that of an Army captain. Ex-                       energy efficient. As Chair-
 lions of manufacturing jobs,                      tend middle-class tax cuts,                        man of the House Highways
 including more than 40,000                        reform estate tax and alter-                       and Transit Subcommittee,
 jobs here in Oregon to un-                        native minimum tax, and                            I’m working to promote al-
 fair foreign competition. I                       exempt the first $4,000 of                         ternative transportation and
 have voted against every free                     wages from the Social Se-                          public transit to improve
 trade agreement since being                       curity payroll tax lowering                        efficiency and reduce US
 in office. The House recently                     taxes for workers. Eliminate                       dependence on foreign oil.
 approved my bill that will                        corporate tax loopholes that                       We should increase funding
 push the US to remedy trade                       subsidize the export of U.S.                       for Amtrak to establish a
 deficits. The world won’t                         jobs, prohibit gov. contracts                      truly integrated high speed
 forever lend us money to                          for corporations that move                         rail system throughout this
 buy things we used to make                        offshore to avoid paying                           country and reduce conges-
 here.                                             taxes.                                             tion along I-5.


        
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       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 5
Kurt schrader (DEM)
Canby, OR, www.kurtschrader.com
 American industry can com-                        We must get serious about                          Renewable energy is key to
 pete against any foreign                          getting our fiscal house in                        reducing our dependence
 competition but we need to                        order. That’s why I voted                          on foreign fossil fuels, full
 ensure a level-playing field.                     against the Wall Street bail-                      recovery from the reces-
 The WTO needs to be revis-                        out, introduced legislation                        sion and creating good jobs
 ited as some former devel-                        removing abuse in govern-                          here at home. Oregon is a
 oping nations are now more                        ment programs and simpli-                          leader in the research and
 equal partners like India                         fying our tax code. By sim-                        development of renewable
 and China. China must                             plifying the tax code we can                       energy resources and we
 allow its currency to re-                         also encourage job creation                        have the opportunity create
 value without intervention.                       and help fix our broken                            thousands of new jobs in
 U.S. government contracts                         federal budget. We need tax                        areas like wind, wave, solar,
 should include subsidies                          incentives for small busi-                         biomass and other energy
 when evaluating foreign                           nesses that create jobs and                        arenas. I will continue to
 competition. And future                           help the middle class versus                       fight to bring renewable
 trade agreements should                           those that add to the defi-                        energy jobs to Oregon that
 account for labor, environ-                       cit by giving the wealthiest                       decrease our dependence on
 mental and other standards                        of Americans tax breaks we                         fossil fuels and increase our
 our industries and workers                        cannot afford.                                     energy security.
 follow.

                                                                                                                                      
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us representative - represents oregonians in Congress term: $174,000
                                                      salary:
                                                              2 years

  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Develops and votes on federal budget and taxes                           government

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                BUsIness                                       tAx systeMs                                       fossIL fUeLs
       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 5
scott Bruun (REP, IND)
West Linn, OR, www.joinscott.com
 I believe free enterprise is a                    The financial crisis and                           As an Oregonian, the con-
 key feature of the American                       growing deficit are the pri-                       servation of our natural re-
 economic system. Private-                         mary threats facing our na-                        sources is one of my main
 sector job creation and new                       tion. Americans are hurting                        priorities. I support efforts
 opportunities for American                        enough as it is-we cannot                          to create renewable forms of
 enterprise and innovation                         increase their burden with                         energy, and I am committed
 are necessary to get our                          higher taxes or a tax code                         to promoting responsible
 economy back on track.                            that is covered in red tape.                       consumption of our natural
 Our government ought to                           It is time that the federal tax                    resources. However, oil and
 encourage the growth of                           system undergoes real re-                          natural gas industries serve
 American business through                         form. While those who like                         a key role in this nation,
 increased trade opportuni-                        the current system should                          both as a supplier of goods
 ties. While it is undeniable                      have the option to stick with                      and as major employers of
 that globalization is an in-                      it, a simpler and more ef-                         American workers. It is vi-
 fluence on our commercial                         ficient tax code must be cre-                      tal that we work with these
 interests, the growth and se-                     ated.                                              industries to ensure that we
 curity of American business                                                                          are using natural resources
 must be at the forefront of                                                                          in efficient and responsible
 our economic policy.                                                                                 ways.


        
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us representative - represents oregonians in Congress term: $174,000
                                                      salary:
                                                              2 years

  • Proposes and votes on new and revised federal laws                     • Helps Oregonians with problems with federal
  • Develops and votes on federal budget and taxes                           government

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                BUsIness                                       tAx systeMs                                       fossIL fUeLs
       Should US industries be                           In this fiscal crisis what                     What should be done by the
      protected against foreign                         changes, if any, should be                     federal government to reduce
        competition? Explain.                            made to the federal tax                       our use of and dependence on
                                                                  system?                                       fossil fuels?

District 5
Chris Lugo (PGP, PRO)
Oregon City, OR, www.chrislugoforcongress.com
 The United States Govern-                         The problem with the tax                           The United States must
 ment has failed to abide                          system is that the wealthy                         stand by international trade
 by fair trade practices in its                    and corporations are not                           agreements regarding the
 dealings with multinational                       paying their fair share. Cor-                      reduction of greenhouse
 corporations. The Legisla-                        porations have every way                           gases and carbon emissions.
 tive and Executive branches                       imaginable of getting out of                       We must take a pro-active
 have failed to protect Ameri-                     paying in to a federal system                      approach to oil dependency
 can workers and have aided                        that they benefit from, and                        by investing in alternative
 in the degradation of work-                       the wealthiest Americans,                          energy and stimulating the
 ing conditions for persons                        who control the vast major-                        growth of the green energy
 in the developing world by                        ity of the real wealth, pay                        industry through federal
 standing by while neoliberal                      a far smaller percentage in                        incentives for investment,
 trade agreements have set-                        taxes than they did 50 years                       higher taxes on carbon
 tled into an easy acceptance                      ago. In the meantime the                           based energy production
 by elected officials. US in-                      standard of living for most                        and public education about
 dustry cannot be protected                        Americans has declined and                         programs and alternatives,
 until neoliberal trade agree-                     the poor carry the heaviest                        except for nuclear energy,
 ments are repealed.                               burden of all.                                     which is not a viable solu-
                                                                                                      tion to the problem.


                                                                                                                                      
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governor - Chief executive of oregon                                                                                    term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $93,600
  • Executes Laws                                                          • Transacts all necessary government business
  • Makes recommendations to the Legislature                               • Joins Secretary of State and Treasurer to oversee
                                                                              management of state lands
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             tAx reforM                                   BUDget PrIorItIes                                            JoBs
   Are there reforms to Oregon’s                     What will be your priorities as                         How would you get
  current state tax structure that                   you balance Oregon’s budget?                         Oregonians back to work?
 you would recommend to stabilize
     expenses and revenues?


John Kitzhaber (DEM, IND)
Portland, OR, www.johnkitzhaber.com
 Reform the Kicker so that                         Today spend more on prob-                          Create immediate jobs
 we save money in good                             lems than we invest in                             through large-scale construc-
 times to help us get through                      people. Our priorities are                         tion and energy upgrades to
 the tough times. Help lo-                         backward. We must reverse                          our schools. We can people
 cal governments in Oregon                         this trend starting with our                       back to work, save schools
 have options to raise money                       next budget. Today the per-                        money on energy costs and
 to provide for services and                       centage of tax dollars spent                       improve the learning envi-
 business development, like                        on prisons and issues like                         ronment for Oregon’s next
 recommended by over 40                            neglect and abuse is increas-                      generation. Connect Or-
 community leaders in a re-                        ing. But the percentage we                         egonians seeking work to
 cent report on tax reform.                        spend on educating our chil-                       the education and training
 Develop fair options be-                          dren and building a good                           needed to qualify for imme-
 yond income tax so we can                         economy is decreasing. We                          diate job opportunities. Cre-
 avoid our boom and bust                           must thus invest in prepar-                        ate new jobs in rural Oregon
 cycles.                                           ing children for healthy and                       by increasing the demand
                                                   productive lives. We must set                      for woody biomass. Get our
                                                   clear priorities and overhaul                      main street businesses ac-
                                                   government to deliver those                        cess to the capital they need
                                                   priorities.                                        and stabilize the budget.



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governor - Chief executive of oregon                                                                                    term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $93,600
  • Executes Laws                                                          • Transacts all necessary government business
  • Makes recommendations to the Legislature                               • Joins Secretary of State and Treasurer to oversee
                                                                              management of state lands
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             tAx reforM                                   BUDget PrIorItIes                                            JoBs
   Are there reforms to Oregon’s                     What will be your priorities as                         How would you get
  current state tax structure that                   you balance Oregon’s budget?                         Oregonians back to work?
 you would recommend to stabilize
     expenses and revenues?


greg Kord (CON)
Troutdale, OR, gregkord.com
 I believe the passage of Mea-                     Enforce our sovereignty                            Through the implementa-
 sures 66 & 67 was a hard                          and illegal immigration                            tion of our sovereignty and
 blow to our economic recov-                       laws. These will open many                         securing our borders we
 ery. These measures need to                       new jobs that have been                            would open many jobs. We
 be repealed or substantially                      hindered through federal                           are federally over-regulated.
 reduced. Businesses are the                       regulation and illegal oc-                         By enforcing our sovereign-
 backbone of our economy                           cupation of our jobs. The                          ty we can take control of
 and to impose excessive                           cost per year of illegal im-                       our own economy and start
 taxation on businesses will                       migration is $705 million.                         logging, mining, farming,
 only drive them away, re-                         By confronting this issue                          fishing and ranching with-
 duce possible expansion,                          alone and enforcing the law                        out federal interference. It is
 and/or reduce new compa-                          we could balance the state                         estimated there are 270,000
 nies from opening. I would                        budget.                                            illegal aliens in Oregon. If
 seek to downsize state gov-                                                                          half of them are working
 ernment through privatiza-                                                                           that would be 135,000 jobs
 tion of certain departments                                                                          that Oregonians are being
 that the private sector could                                                                        robbed of. This is not ac-
 do equally as well and for                                                                           ceptable and must change.
 less cost.



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governor - Chief executive of oregon                                                                                    term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $93,600
  • Executes Laws                                                          • Transacts all necessary government business
  • Makes recommendations to the Legislature                               • Joins Secretary of State and Treasurer to oversee
                                                                              management of state lands
Questions: The first 500 characters of each reply to these questions are printed as received with no correction of spelling, punctuation or grammar.

             tAx reforM                                   BUDget PrIorItIes                                            JoBs
   Are there reforms to Oregon’s                     What will be your priorities as                         How would you get
  current state tax structure that                   you balance Oregon’s budget?                         Oregonians back to work?
 you would recommend to stabilize
     expenses and revenues?


Wes Wagner (LBT)
Aurora, OR, wes.wagner@gmail.com
 Repeal the income tax and                         Streamline the department                          Eliminate the corporate in-
 replace it with a flat sales                      of education by eliminating                        come tax. In reality corpora-
 tax. Incomes are too eas-                         75% of the administrative                          tions do not pay taxes. They
 ily manipulated and are a                         staff and using the savings                        pass taxes onto their cus-
 highly variable source of                         and efficiencies to hire and                       tomers through higher pric-
 revenue. A flat sales tax is                      empower more teachers to                           es, and ultimately individ-
 more fair because each citi-                      work directly with the stu-                        ual workers and taxpayers
 zen will be taxed according                       dents. More self-sufficient,                       pickup the tab. This would
 to their consumption, visi-                       educated graduates will re-                        make Oregon competitive
 tors included.                                    duce the need for social ser-                      and increase our local labor
                                                   vices in the long-term.                            demand.




        
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governor - Chief executive of oregon                                                                                    term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $93,600
  • Executes Laws                                                          • Transacts all necessary government business
  • Makes recommendations to the Legislature                               • Joins Secretary of State and Treasurer to oversee
                                                                              management of state lands
Questions: The first 500 characters of each reply to these questions are printed as received with no correction of spelling, punctuation or grammar.

             tAx reforM                                   BUDget PrIorItIes                                            JoBs
   Are there reforms to Oregon’s                     What will be your priorities as                         How would you get
  current state tax structure that                   you balance Oregon’s budget?                         Oregonians back to work?
 you would recommend to stabilize
     expenses and revenues?


Chris dudley (REP)
Lake Oswego, OR, www.chrisdudley.com
 To solve our state’s bud-                         I have proposed a Priorities                       Oregon is blessed with hard
 get problems we must first                        First Budget based existing                        working people who care
 work to promote a vibrant                         revenues. We must restore                          about their communities,
 private sector economy. Sec-                      transparency and account-                          incredible natural beauty
 ond, we need to budget the                        ability to the budgeting                           and abundant natural re-
 same way Oregon family’s                          process. The first priority                        sources. We can’t afford to
 do, by putting away sav-                          for budgeting is to help                           have job creation and eco-
 ings in good times to see                         our schools and universi-                          nomic growth as an after-
 them through the bad times.                       ties to get Oregon moving                          thought. For long term job
 In good times we will put                         again. I want all of our kids                      growth together we will: 1.
 three percent of incoming                         ready for school upon en-                          Build a globally competi-
 revenues into the state’s                         tering kindergarten. We                            tive education system. 2.
 rainy day fund to stabilize                       need to provide our high                           Transform Oregon’s higher
 funding for schools, higher                       school graduates, who have                         education system as an in-
 education and state services                      achieved a specific grade                          cubator for job creation and
 when the economy turns                            point average, with an Or-                         economic growth. 3. Renew
 bad.                                              egon Future Fund Scholar-                          and expand efforts to make
                                                   ship to attend our state’s                         Oregon a leader in research
                                                   colleges and universities.                         and development.



                                                                                                                                      
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state treasurer - Chief financial officer                                                                               term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $72,000
  • Manages investment of state monies                                     • Along with Governor and Secretary of State, oversees
  • Manages the sale of state bonds                                          management of state lands

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          CoLLege fUnDs                                      PensIon Costs                                  InVestMent goALs
    How would you ensure that                          What should be done about                          What is your investment
  the funds parents invest in the                     the looming crisis in pension                      philosophy for the state and
  state’s college savings plan are                        costs for retired state                       how would you implement it?
           safeguarded?                                         workers?


Walter F. (Walt) Brown (PRO)
Lake Oswego, OR, waltbrownfortreasurer.com
 Where was the board which                         In 2008 PERS losses totaled                        Add to Oregon’s General
 oversees these investments?                       at least 27% (10 billion+).                        Fund by: Establishing an
 College funds should never                        Funding can be found by:                           Oregon State Bank. Invest
 be subject to Wall Street                         A general fund subsidy fi-                         profits in Oregon business
 gambling.                                         nanced by making Oregon’s                          start-ups, auto, home, educa-
 I would safeguard these                           corporate tax more progres-                        tional, and personal loans.
 funds by: Appointing to the                       sive. Providing PERS health                        Demand state government
 College Savings Board only                        benefits through a non-prof-                       contract products and ser-
 members with solid educa-                         it state fund (like Oregon’s                       vices within Oregon. Tax cor-
 tion in finances (e.g., C.P.A.)                   State Accident Insurance                           porations which outsource
 and a successful track record                     Fund (SAIF)). Depositing                           Oregon jobs. Make Oregon’s
 in safe investments. Monitor-                     non-invested cash in an Or-                        income tax fair. Demand
 ing investments so that any                       egon State Bank. Having                            Legislature enact “State
 change in investing is dealt                      PERS investments managed                           Power Development” to es-
 with immediately. Promptly                        by the respected non-profit                        tablish Public Power saving
 changing investment com-                          TIAA-CREFF. Ensure that                            millions. Adopt Single Payer
 panies when the character of                      PERS board members ap-                             health system. Improved
 their investments is changed                      pointed for oversight meet                         education = more jobs, less
 to speculative.                                   the statutory requirements.                        crime, fewer prisons.

 Chris telfer (REP)                                 Candidate did not respond by deadline.
        
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state treasurer - Chief financial officer                                                                               term: 4 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $72,000
  • Manages investment of state monies                                     • Along with Governor and Secretary of State, oversees
  • Manages the sale of state bonds                                          management of state lands

Questions: The first 500 characters of each reply to these questions are printed as received with no correction of spelling, punctuation or grammar.

          CoLLege fUnDs                                      PensIon Costs                                  InVestMent goALs
    How would you ensure that                          What should be done about                          What is your investment
  the funds parents invest in the                     the looming crisis in pension                      philosophy for the state and
  state’s college savings plan are                        costs for retired state                       how would you implement it?
           safeguarded?                                         workers?


ted Wheeler (DEM, WFP)
Portland, OR, www.TedWheeler.com
  As State Treasurer and chair                      The Treasurer’s Office has                        I believe our current portfo-
  of the Oregon 529 College                         done a great job over a long                      lio allocation is on the right
  Savings Board, one of my                          period of time to ensure it’s                     track. I believe in diversifica-
  highest priorities is the in-                     had a remarkable rate of re-                      tion and aggressively pursu-
  dependent and transparent                         turn and protect PERS funds                       ing the best investments for
  management of Oregon’s                            from the exigencies of the                        Oregon, whether that’s real
  529 program. The addition-                        market. The PERS Board has                        estate, global equities or pri-
  al investment oversight and                       established a reserve fund                        vate equity. I have the fidu-
  the increased diversification                     to cover obligations in cases                     ciary obligation to make the
  are outstanding enhance-                          of short-run drops in rates                       best long-term investments
  ments, and I am committed                         of return. The PERS invest-                       possible to ensure a good
  to working with the Board                         ment strategy is a long-term                      rate of return for the benefi-
  and staff to make ongoing                         one, which has had an in-                         ciary’s money. I will not do
  improvements to ensure                            credible performance. I am                        anything to will jeopardize
  that Oregonians have the                          confident that my office will                     that trust and fiduciary re-
  best possible college sav-                        continue to make sound in-                        sponsibility. Treasury has a
  ings plan to meet the future                      vestment decisions that will                      proven track record of excel-
  higher education needs of                         benefit PERS beneficiaries.                       lent investment.
  their families.

  Michael Marsh (CON)                               Candidate did not respond by deadline.

                                                                                                                                      
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Judge of the Court of appeals                                                                                           term: 6 years
                                                                                                                        salary: $122,820
  • Hears all civil and criminal appeals, except death                      • Reviews state administrative agency actions
    penalty and tax court cases

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             exPerIenCe                                    CItIzens AnD the                                 CAse PrePArAtIon
     How has your experience                                    CoUrts                                  How do you prepare yourself
 prepared you to be a judge of the                      How does the work of the                         to handle cases involving
     Oregon Court of Appeals?                           appellate courts effect the                     unfamiliar areas of the law?
                                                          lives of Oregonians?

Nonpartisan Position 2

rebecca a duncan                                    Candidate did not respond by deadline.




                    quick fact #3


                             the Oregon constitution is the basic law
                             of the state and voters must approve all
                             consitutional amendments.



        
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