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Oregon House of Representatives, District 20: Kathy Goss

Oregon House of Representatives, District 20: Kathy Goss

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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: Kathy B. Goss Age: 67(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): RepublicanPosition you are seeking (name of position, district number, political party if applicable): State Representative – House District 20Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 25+ years in District 20, 67 years in the Willamette ValleyAre you a full-time resident of that area? Yes
 
City/town of residence: Salem, Oregon Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown children): Col. Darr L. Goss, 3 grown childrenYour education (high school, trade, college, post-baccalaureate; indicate degrees earned):High School Graduation, North SalemBachelor of Science, OSU, 1968;Master of Science, WOSU, Guidance and Counseling, 1975;Doctorate of Educational Administration, 1996, PSUIf employed, current occupation, employer and job duties:Self employed, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Capital Valuation GroupPrevious employers and when:(1986-1990) - Coordinator Sp. Ed., Detroit School District Principal/Superintendent (1994 & 1995) - Newport Pacific Corp. (Corporate Mo's Seafood Restaurants, Oyster Farms)(1998 – Present) - Capital Valuation Group.Military service and when: NoneVolunteer/civic/religious service and when: Salem Assistance League 2000-2013, Salem Chamber of Commerce President 2004/2005 and Executive Board 2001-2007, Marion County Children's Advocate 2000-2007 , Marion County Citizen Review Board 2006-20013, State Fair Commissioner and President 2001-2005, Go Salem Downtown Board and President 2006-2008, Kroc Center Executive Board 2003-2006, Fund Raiser and Architectural and Contractor Selection Committee, Chemeketa Community College Building Committee for Downtown Business Center 2010, Statesman Journal Editorial Board 2009-2014, First Citizen of Salem with my husband Darr 2009 and Vern W. Miller Key Citizen Award 2009. Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when: NonePlease list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: NoneOther prior political and government experience: Government
 
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Advocate (CASA), Citizen Review Board (CRB), Oregon State Fair President and CommissionerHow the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information may be made public): Mail address: 117 Commercial Street NE, Suite 345, Salem, Oregon 97301 E-mail address: kgoss@darrgoss.com Web site URL: www.kathygossfororegon.com Phone: (503) 375-6494
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?Geographically diverse from the Cascades, Willamette Valley, beautiful coastline and high desert areas.Economically we have many hungry and unemployed while others are doing well and fully recovered since the recession. In smaller towns and rural areas families have slipped from middle class downward. Timber areas have suffered from the elimination of good paying mill and logging jobs as well as revenue from O & C lands. Politically, Oregon has been a blue state since Gov. Atiyeh left office. I believe we may be leaning to purple, partially due to national politics and the economy as well as anger over the health care situation.Socially many areas have changed significantly because of immigration issues, and financial stress. 2. When did you decide to run for this office, and why?I would’ve liked to run for office for many years. I decided to run for this seat when Vicki Berger announced her retirement. I have enjoyed many blessings in my life in this district. It will be my goal as an elected official to help the next generation to have great educational and employment opportunities and enjoy an overall high quality of life. I am running because the current political and governmental environment has made me increasingly uncomfortable. 3. How much will your primary campaign cost (please be specific)? It will be approximately $50,000 for the primary.

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