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Xue Lor

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Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for 2014 Primary Election
Thank you for responding to this questionnaire.
Why this matters:
 The Statesman Journal Editorial Board will use this questionnaire in deciding which candidates to endorse at the May 20 Primary Election. The board is doing fewer in-person interviews this spring. Your answers also will be shared with reporters and may be published in the newspaper and/or on our website, StatesmanJournal.com, so the public will see what you submit.We also ask that you respond to every question, instead of simply attaching campaign materials, resumes, etc.Please return the completed questionnaire to the Editorial Board as an email or an attached Word document to Salemed@StatesmanJournal.com. (Handwritten or fax responses don’t work.) Deadline for submitting your questionnaire:
9 a.m. Wednesday, April 16.
Questions? Contact Editorial Page Editor Dick Hughes, 503-399-6727, dhughes@StatesmanJournal.com, or Editorial Assistant Nancy Harrington, 503-589-6944, nharring@StatesmanJournal.com.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Your name: Xue Lor Age: 39 (If your age will change before the May 20 primary, please indicate your birthday. We want to make sure we use accurate ages in editorials and news coverage.)Political party (if this is a partisan office): Nonpartisan nominationPosition you are seeking (name of position, district number, political party if applicable):Salem City Council, Ward 6Number of years living in the area you seek to represent:9 yearsAre you a full-time resident of that area?YesCity/town of residence: Salem
 
Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown children):Wife, Yeng, two boys, 20 14 and two girls, 16 & 6Your education (high school, trade, college, post-baccalaureate; indicate degrees earned):Graduated from North Salem High SchoolChemeketa Community CollegeIf employed, current occupation, employer and job duties:Oregon State Penitentiary, Correctional Corporal, 1998- PresentMy job is to protect the public by holding offenders accountable for their actions and model positive behaviors. As a correctional professional, I am responsible for the safety and security of the staff, volunteers, visitors, inmates and state properties. Previous employers and when:Mitsubishi Silicon America, Production inspector, 1994-1998Military service and when:NoneVolunteer/civic/religious service and when:Faith Christian Fellowship Church, Church Elders, 2008-PresentLo-Pha Society of Oregon, President, 2009-PresentAsian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Board member, 2010-2012Salem Human Rights and Relations Commission, Commissioner, Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when:Salem Human Rights and Relations Commission, Commissioner, Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when:None.Other prior political and government experience:Salem Human Rights and Relations Commission, Commissioner, How the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information may be made public): Mail address: PO Box 12894 Salem, OR 97309 E-mail address: lorforcitycouncil@gmail.com Web site URL: www.lorforcitycouncil.com www.facebook.com/lorforcitycouncil Phone: 971-599-3471
 
 Please limit your response to each of the following questions to about 75 words.
1. To an outsider, how would you describe the region you wish to represent? What is it like geographically, economically, politically and socially?East Salem is a beautiful residential and business area. It is close to downtown yet it still feels like the countryside. We have diverse groups of people, cultures, private and public schools, and social economic standards. East Salem neighborhood is active in the community and cares about our streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, parks and the environment. 2. When did you decide to run for this office, and why?
I decided to seek office in November 2103. I am running for the Salem City Council because I care deeply about serving the common good of my beloved Salem community and my adopted home country the !nited States of "merica. Serving on the Council is a #ay for me to give back to this community and country that have #elcomed me and given me so much. "s someone #ho immigrated to the !nited States then  became a !S citi$en I believe in the "merican %ream. I also believe there is a need for someone like me on the City Council #ho understands firsthand the aspirations and struggles of the immigrant life and of all those from the four corners of this globe #ho come to Salem for #ork or study.
3. How much will your primary campaign cost (please be specific)?$926.324. Who are your key endorsements from within the Mid-Valley?
"ssociation &f Correctional 'mployees ("&C')Salem !nited *"C+ichael S#aim ,ormer City +ayor -evi errera/-ope$ -atino "merican community advocateCrispin (Cris) &go +icronesian "merican community advocate*ao iong "sian "merican community advocateennie o#s "frican "merican community advocate
5. Have you ever been convicted of a crime, been disciplined by a professional licensing board/organization or had an ethics violation filed against you? If so, please give the details.No.6. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, been delinquent on your taxes or other major accounts, or been sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details.No.7. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? Be specific.I am sincere and I care about this community. From the beginning I have made a decision not to take money from special interest groups because I do not want to be polarized. I am not running for City Council with a preconceived agenda to accomplish. I am not a politician or a salesman,  just a regular citizen who appreciates what this community has done for my family and care to

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