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?The Fifth District is very diverse both geographically and socially. We have farmers in the valley, ocean-based economies on the coast, suburban professionals outside of Portland, the timber industry, the government sector around Salem, and everything in between. It is a great and somewhat unique district in that we get to represent so many different people with differing needs and interests. Politically, it is quite well split between Republicans, Democrats, and Independents/non-affiliated voters. In order for a Republican to capture this seat, they will have to win quite a few of the voters not belonging to either major party. I am confident we are the team to do just that.2. When did you decide to run for this office, and why?October 2013 is when I made my decision. Kurt Schrader does not represent the 5
District in a way that I agree with, and I think it is time for him to go. My generation is going to have to pay for Congress’ inaction on the debt and we are already being left behind by the poor economy. In order to win this race, and it will be a tough race, we cannot nominate yet another politician with baggage and nothing new to offer. We need a fresh face, who speaks honestly to the people, and who is ready to help move this country forward.3. How much will your primary campaign cost (please be specific)?$80,0004. Who are your key endorsements from within the Mid-Valley?Oregon Tea Party PACOregon Moms Building Excellent Schools Together5. 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.No6. 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.No7. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? Be specific.