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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 Editorial Board members in evaluating candidates for potential endorsements in the Nov. 6 General Election. Your answers also will be shared with reporters and may be published in the print newspaper and on If you completed our questionnaire for the primary season, youll notice that some requested information is similar. We ask you to provide it again in case any of your previous data or answers have changed. (If you cant find a copy of your previous answers, let us know and well gladly send one.) Please answer each question and return this questionnaire to the Editorial Board via email as an attached Word document. The boards email address: Deadline for submitting your questionnaire: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, or earlier.
Questions? Contact Editorial Page Editor Dick Hughes, 503-399-6727, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your name: Age: 40

Brian Clem

(If your age will change before the Nov. 6 election, 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): Democrat Position you are seeking (name of position, district number): State Representative, District 21 I plan to attend the editorial board meeting scheduled for: September 26th Number of years living in the area you seek to represent: 16 years Do you affirm that you are a full-time resident of that area? Yes City/town of residence: Salem, OR

Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown children): Carol Suzuki
(Spouse) 1 daughter Kohana Jade Clem Age 4 yrs 9 months

Education: BS Oregon State University Magna cum Laude Current occupation and employer: OnSite PC Help, LLC owner, Pangaea Trading Company, LLC co-owner, State Representative Military service: None Employment history: Advocate for Oregon State to the 1993 Legislature, Legislative Aide in the State Senate in the 1995 session, Served for 5 years with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, 95-99, Learned how to run my wifes familys orchard for a few years while simultaneously starting my computer business that I own and operate to this day. Community involvement/volunteer history: 6 years on the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, 4 as Chair. Several years on the Salem City Club Board 2 as Chair. Board Member of Willamette Academy. Board Member - YMCA, First Chairperson of the, now annual, giving campaign for the Salem Senior Center. Volunteer computer class instructor for the Salem Senior Center. 12 year member of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Several years as a member of LeTip of Salem primarily business related. Please list all public offices to which youve been elected, and when: State Representative 2006, 2008, 2010. Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: None Other prior political and government experience: Advocate for Oregon State to the 1992 Special Session and the 1993 Legislature, Legislative Aide in the State Senate in the 1995 session, Served for 5 years with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, 95-99. Member and then Chairman of a State Agency over sight commission 2000-2006. Continuous involvement in the Legislature for the last 20 years. How much your general election campaign will cost: Approx $60,000

Key endorsements you have received: Oregon Business Association, SEIU-503, Stand for Children, Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, League of Conservation Voters, Oregon Forest Industry Council, AFSCME, Oregon Education Association, Oregon Nurses Association, Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Nursery Association. This is a sampling; we can discuss more if you have a specific one you are wondering about. How the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information may be published): Mail address: PO Box 987, Salem, OR 97308 E-mail address: Web site URL: Phone: 503 999-1212 Fax: Please 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 licensing board/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, or been sued personally or professionally? If so, please give the details. No though last year my mortgage company erroneously paid my property tax bill late from my escrow dollars that they had already collected. When I notified them of it, they then apologized, paid them and any late fees and furnished me a letter explaining why they made error. It was during a re-fi and they basically screwed up. 3. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? I am an effective and experienced citizen-Legislator, who still knows what it is like to run a business on a daily basis. I am an independent thinker and my actions in 2011 particularly demonstrate that I am committed to making our Legislature a functioning, successful, problem

solving body and I am not beholden to partisan ideologies or unduly influenced by caucus pressures. I will let you decide the differences between myself and my 2 opponents.

4. What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? How? (75 words for each

A. Creating Jobs and helping the economy Buy Oregon implementation, regulatory and fee review (SB 766), Investment in smart Economic Development (Pacific Rim trade offices/opportunities, helping home grown businesses expand) B. Improving Education Reducing class sizes, increasing funding, implementing the long list of recent changes (2011 Education Package) C. Balancing the Budget Corrections cost reductions/Revenue Restructuring (Both State and Local) 5. What do you see as other important issues? Keeping Oregon, Oregon. Having an economic development strategy that plays to our strengths and promoting innovation. Healing urban/rural divides, promoting bipartisanship and good government. 6. How would you describe your political style or for judicial candidates, your judicial temperament? Moderate and effective. 7. If you are an incumbent, what have you achieved during your current term? If you are not an incumbent, how have you prepared yourself for this position? I had 3 major pieces of legislation pass overwhelmingly that I had been working on for years. HB 2800, 3000 and 3100 Farm to School funding, Buy Oregon law and State Hospital admissions (GEI) reform. I also helped broker the end of session deal to pass the education package. I chief sponsored 13 other bills that passed and became law in 2011 or 2012 that I would be happy to discuss further if you care to. Note this was in a tied House. 8. What is the largest budget you have handled, and in what capacity? 16 billion GF Budget, 50 million all funds budgets - 2 terms on the Ways and Means Committee Natural Resources Sub.

9. What is the largest number of employees youve supervised, and in what capacity? Approx 26-30 employees on two occasions. Once as President of the Associated Students of Oregon State university and later as the Deputy Campaign Manager of US Senator Ron Wydens 1995 Senate Campaign. 10. Who is your role model for this office the person/people you would most like to emulate? Tom McCall 11. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing information that you want to disclose before it comes up in the campaign? No 12. As a public official, your views on public issues are relevant to voters and potential constituents. Please indicate whether you support or oppose each of these statewide measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. (This question does not apply to judicial candidates.) Measure 77, catastrophic disaster Measure 78, separation of powers Measure 79, real estate transfer taxes Measure 80, marijuana legalization Measure 81, gillnetting ban Measure 82, allows private casinos Measure 83, authorizes Wood Village casino Measure 84, eliminates inheritance tax Measure 85 shifts corporate kicker to K-12 schools x Yes/No x Yes/No x Yes/No Yes/No x x Yes/No Yes/No x Yes/No x Yes/No x x Yes/No

Thank you. Again, please submit your questionnaire as an attached Word document to no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.