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Oregon State House of Representatives District 18: Vic Gilliam

Oregon State House of Representatives District 18: Vic Gilliam

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Oregon State House of Representatives District 18: Vic Gilliam
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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:
Vic Gilliam
 Age:
60
(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):
 Republican
Position you are seeking (name of position, district number, political party if applicable):
State Representative, District 18, Republican
Number of years living in the area you seek to represent:
Since 1999.
Are you a full-time resident of that area?
Yes
City/town of residence:
Silverton, Oregon
Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown
 
children):
 Married; Three grown children
Your education (high school, trade, college, post-baccalaureate; indicate degrees earned):
Franklin High School, Portland Warner Pacific College – B.A.University of South Carolina – M.Ed.
If employed, current occupation, employer and job duties:
Oregon State Representative, Self-employed and part-time actor.
Previous employers and when:
Prior to serving in the legislature, I had a 24-year career as a Fundraiser and  Development Officer in the non-profit field. Institutions where I worked, include: Willamette University, OHSU Foundation, The International Youth Foundation’s “Children’s Hour Campaign” and Mercy Corps.
Military service and when:
 N/A
Volunteer/civic/religious service and when:
Prior charitable board service: Salem Prison Ministries, Willamette Valley Young Life, St. Joseph’s Shelter, Oregon Brain Injury Association, Salem’s Superintendent Advisory  Board 
Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when:
Precinct Committee Person (PCP) in Salem mid-1980’sCurrent PCP Silverton Area State Representative 2009-present 
Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when:
2 unsuccessful runs for State Representative in South Salem 1986 (but hey! I was second out of three!), 1988 
Other prior political and government experience:
 In addition to serving in the Oregon House of Representatives since 2007, I was a legislative aide to the late Senator Mark O Hatfield from 1976-1982 in Washington DC and Oregon.
How the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information may be made public): Mail address:
PO Box 158 Silverton, OR 97381
 E-mail address: info@repvicgilliam.com Web site URL:
http://www.repvicgilliam.com
 
 Phone:
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?
 Economically, my district is heavily dependant on agriculture, and represents one of the most important regions for this industry in Oregon. From farms to nurseries, and all related vendors, it is a huge engine of economic productivity. Oregon is of course a gorgeous state and our geography from the view from the top of Mt Angel to the Abiqua Creek contribute to its beauty. There are of course extreme political views, as in every Oregon community, but my district is blessed with a calm conservatism fortified by friendly families and individuals.
2.When did you decide to run for this office, and why?
 After being appointed to serve the second term of the late Mac Sumner in 2007, I decided to run for this office and this will be my fourth time presenting myself to the district for reelection. I believe that many times we move things in Salem by “inches not miles,” but it is still very much worth the effort.
3. How much will your primary campaign cost (please be specific)?
 A late filing primary opponent will cause a higher campaign bill. It is difficult to be specific under the compression of such a short primary, but I expect it to run well above $100,000.
4. Who are your key endorsements from within the Mid-Valley?
 An incomplete list thus far includes: The NRA, Oregon’s Dairymen Association, Oregon seed Council, Ag-PAC, Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Association of  Nurseries, Oregon Right to Life, Senator Fred Girod, Former Co-Speaker of the  House Bruce Hanna, Former Senator and State Representative Roger Beyer,  Representative Ken Cameron, Dick Withnell, Gerry Frank, Gene Cameron, Former Silverton Mayor Ken Hector, Former Silverton City Council member  Judy Schmdit, Sandy Sumner, Dr. Daniel Cote, Tom Fessler, Glenn Barker, Steve and Connie Johnson, Nick and Ginger Harville.
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.

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