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Avakian Questionnaire

Avakian Questionnaire

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Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for 2012 General Election
Thank you for responding to this questionnaire, which is for use by Statesman Journal EditorialBoard members in evaluating candidates for potential endorsements in the Nov. 6 GeneralElection. Your answers also will be shared with reporters and may be published in the printnewspaper and on StatesmanJournal.com.If you completed our questionnaire for the primary season, you’ll notice that some requestedinformation is similar. We ask you to provide it again in case any of your previous data oranswers have changed. (If you can’t find a copy of your previous answers, let us know and we’llgladly send one.)Please answer each question and return this questionnaire to the Editorial Board via email as anattached Word document. The board’s email address: Salemed@StatesmanJournal.comDeadline for submitting your questionnaire:
9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, or earlier.
Questions? Contact Editorial Page Editor Dick Hughes, 503-399-6727, dhughes@StatesmanJournal.com---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your name:
 Brad Avakian
 Age:
51
(If your age will change before the Nov. 6 election, please indicate your birthday. We want to make sure we useaccurate ages in editorials and news coverage. )
Political party (if this is a partisan office):
 Non-partisan
Position you are seeking (name of position, district number):
Commissioner of Labor and Industries
I plan to attend the editorial board meeting scheduled for:
October 3
rd 
at 11am
Number of years living in the area you seek to represent:
42 years
 
Do you affirm that you are a full-time resident of that area?
Yes
City/town of residence:
Washington County, OR
Family
(name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown children):
 Debbie Avakian and two grown children
Education:
 BA, Oregon State University; JD, Lewis and Clark Law School
Current occupation and employer:
Commissioner of Labor and Industries; State of Oregon
Military service:
 None
Employment history:
Civil rights attorney 1990-2005, self-employed 
Community involvement/volunteer history:
Founding board member of Emerge Oregon, which helps women run for office; Founding co-chair, Washington County Oregon League Conservation Voters; and President, Southwest  Music School
Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when:
State Representative 2003-2007, District 34; State Senator 2007-2008, District 17;Commissioner of Labor and Industries 2008-Present 
Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when:
State Senate 1998, District 17; US House of Representatives 2011, OR District 1
Other prior political and government experience:
 None
 
How much your general election campaign will cost:
$465,000
Key endorsements you have received:
Governor John Kitzhaber Governor Ted KulongoskiGovernor Barbara RobertsOregon AFL-CIOWorking Families PartyPlanned Parenthood Oregon NARALOregon Nurses Association American Federation of Teachers-Oregon
How the public can reach your campaign
(remember that this information may be published):
Mail address:
2236 SW 10
th
Ave., Portland, OR 97214
E-mail address:
campaign@bradavakian.com
Web site URL:
www.bradavakian.com
Phone:
(503) 924-6577 
Fax:
 NonePlease limit your response to each of the following questions to about 75 words but be specific.
1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensingboard/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.
 No
2. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other major accounts, orbeen sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details.
 Like many Oregonians, I have had difficult financial times, especially when I was in the process

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