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Name: Chris Dudley

Party affiliation(s): Republican Party

Age: 45
(We want to be accurate. So if you have a birthday between now and the
election, please indicate when your birthday is so that we can get your age

City of residence: Lake Oswego

Number of years you have lived full-time in Oregon: 8 years

Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at
home, number of grown children): Wife: Chris Love Dudley. Three Children:
Charles 11, Emma 10, and Sam 8.

Current employer/job:
Financial Advisor, Filigree Advisors; President, Chris Dudley Diabetes Foundation

Employment, military and volunteer history:
M Financial; National Basketball Association - 16 years (6 years Portland Trail
Blazers); Treasurer, NBA Players Union;

Civic/religious/other local involvement:
Class Sponsor “I Have a Dream” Foundation; Board, Self Enhancement Inc.;
NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award; Lake Grove Presbyterian

Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when:

Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when:

Other political and government experience:

How the public can reach your campaign:

Mail address: 5863 Lakeview Blvd Lake Oswego, OR 97035

E-mail address:

Web site URL: <>
Phone: (503) 616-5350

How much will your general election campaign cost? (Please be specific
about your campaign budget, not “as much as we can raise.”)

As of today, our campaign has raised $5.9 million with over 11,000 contributors.
With each passing day, we continue to receive donations from Oregonians who
are ready for a new direction.

Who are your top campaign contributors/lenders? (Please list at least
the current top five and their total dollar amounts.)

All contributions made to the campaign can be found at the Oregon Secretary of
State ‘s website (ORESTAR).

Who are your key political advisers? (Please identify at least your top

See attached list


Economy and Jobs
Bushue Barry Advisor President Oregon Farm Bureau
Dussin Chris Advisor/Finance Committee President The Dussin Group
Mark Jim Advisor/Finance Committee CEO Melvin Mark Companies
Miller Andrew Advisor President/CEO Stimson Lumber Co
Paulette Paulette Advisor Director Oregonians for Food and Shelter
Reiten Pat Advisor President Pacific Power
Shepard Steve Advisor/Finance Committee Retired Self
Wyse Duncan Advisor President Oregon Business Council

Fleming Vicki Advisor Former School Superintendent
Hopson Tony Advisor President/CEO SEI

Gov. Reform
Hicks Brad Advisor President/CEO Medford Chamber of Commerce
Knopp Tim Advisor EVP Central Oregon Builders Assoc.
Morse Frank Advisor State Senator State of Oregon
Starr Bruce Advisor State Senator State of Oregon
Taylor Janet Advisor Mayor City of Salem

Bramell Brittany Staff Communications Friends of Chris Dudley
Cleave Shawn Staff Policy Director Friends of Chris Dudley
Coleman LeRoy Staff Communications Friends of Chris Dudley
Deister Charles Consultant Communications and Policy Self Employed
Ginsberg Josh Staff Campaign Manager Friends of Chris Dudley
Granum Fred Volunteer Advisor COO Co-Operations
Hubbell Ward Volunteer Advisor Owner Hubbel Communications
Jones Robert Staff Deputy Campaign Mgr Friends of Chris Dudley
Lavey Dan Volunteer Advisor President Gallatin Public Affairs
Reinhard David Advisor Policy Research Public Affairs Counsel
Strimple Greg Consultant Consultant GS Stategy Group
Tymchuk Kerry Volunteer Advisor Principal Conkling Fiskum & McCormick

Key endorsements you’ve received:
Association of Oregon Loggers
Central Oregon Builders Association
National Federation of Independent Business
Oregon Health Care Association
Oregon Cattleman's Association
Oregon Farm Bureau
Oregonians For Food and Shelter
Oregon Home Builders Association
Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
Sheriffs of Oregon
Water for Life Inc

For each of the following questions, feel free to limit your answer to about 75
words, but that’s not a requirement.

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.


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.


3. You’ve undoubtedly seen/heard your opponent’s ads about you, and
possibly outside groups’ ads. If you believe you are mischaracterized in
any of those ads, here’s your chance to say what you believe is
inaccurate about the portrayal of you or your record:
John Kitzhaber and his allies have used false negative ads to distort my positions
and personally attack me. The facts are clear. I do not support lowering the
minimum wage and my economic plans will make Oregon more competitive,
restore business confidence and grow the economy. While my opponent has tried
to distract voters with where I lived 15 years ago, the truth is that I paid
$460,000 in Oregon taxes while I lived in Washington. These political tactics
aren’t going to create a single job, improve our schools, restore trust in
government or lead Oregon’s comeback. That’s why I’m looking forward to
taking our state in a new direction.

4. Which of your opponents’ ideas for improving the economy would you
There are very clear divides between my economic philosophy and my
opponent’s. He believes government can solve Oregon’s economic woes and I
believe in unleashing the potential of the private sector. Despite vetoing
legislation to reduce the capital gains tax while he was governor and criticizing
my plan, my opponent has indicated that he is open to adjusting the capital
gains. While he has been unclear on how far he would go, I am pleased to see
that he is willing to accept that we have to encourage Oregon investment. My
economic plan would make this reduction to improve Oregon’s business climate.

5. What have you learned from observing state government in recent
Over the years, it’s become quite apparent that what is happening in Salem isn’t
working. Decades of indifference toward job creation and economic growth now
threatens our quality of life. Because we all know that it's private sector job
creation that is the foundation of our quality of life -- allowing families to thrive
and generating the tax revenues essential for our schools, public safety,
highways and health care.

Oregonians are ready for a new direction. And it starts with rebuilding trust in
government. Until people trust their leaders again, real reform will be difficult.
That’s why I’m ready to clean up Salem and bring new ideas and fresh
leadership to our state.

6. Whom will you draw upon as your economic advisors in making the
difficult decisions that will be required of leadership?
I will breathe new life into state government by hiring and appointing a new
generation of people from diverse and balanced backgrounds from every corner
of the state, without regard to partisan politics. In addition to implementing my
26 point plan to reinvent the way we budget, I will bring the Office of Budget and
Management directly into the Governor's office and appoint a performance
management officer to lead a government-wide transformation effort.

With Oregon facing a $3.3 budgetary shortfall, the governor must work in
tandem with talented economic advisors and the legislature to start slowing the
rate of growth and controlling spending. Additionally, I will establish an Inspector
General for the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate waste,
fraud and abuse – a position my opponent had the chance to create and failed.

7. What are the three most basic values that you hold as a leader that
will govern your decisions around the economy?

1. Listening – I have traveled to every county and every corner of our state
meeting with and listening to Oregonians from all walks of life. As
governor, I will spend as much time outside of Salem as I do inside.
2. Working Together – Oregon is facing many challenges. As governor, I will
work with both sides of the aisle to find solutions.
3. New Vision – To take Oregon in a new direction and rebuild trust in
government, I have offered plans to promote private sector job creation,
control state spending and reform education for our economic future.

8. We are told that the best goals are S.M.A.R.T. goals: S = Specific; M =
Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Realistic; T = Timebound. How does
your plan for the economy meet this level of goal setting?
I have put forth plans to create jobs, improve our education system and reform
government that address our short and long-term needs. To immediately get our
budget under control, I will implement zero-based budgeting, prioritize
government spending, and address labor costs. To create jobs for today and
tomorrow, I will reduce the state capital gains tax, stimulate local job
recruitment by providing cities half the additional state income tax revenues
generated from the new businesses they recruit and provide a tax credit for
employers who add workers who are currently on public assistance. And to
prepare us for our economic future, I will make education reform a top priority,
challenging the status quo and demanding that education policy and quality be
put ahead of education politics. If we strengthen our education system -- from
Pre-K through college -- we will strengthen job creation and innovation. By
working together, we can make each of these proposals reality.

9. How would you get state-employee unions to buy into your ideas for
changing/reforming employee compensation?
Oregon’s government employees are dedicated professionals who provide
valuable service to the citizens of our state, and the crisis of expanding benefit
costs is not their fault. However, our budget simply cannot sustain the ever-
growing costs. I will get all parties to the table and take a total compensation
approach to addressing labor costs. And in the spirit of parity, I will also ask all
government employees to pay a percentage of their PERS contribution in order
to decrease the total compensation costs and ask state employees to pay a
portion of their health care costs as teachers already do. We will have to make
some tough choices, but it’s time Oregon started spending efficiently and living
within our means.

10. How does your governing/management style contrast with Gov.
Governors Kulongoski and Kitzhaber have more than 60 years of combined
government experience between them and yet here we are: 43rd in educational
quality, 40th in job creation, 2nd in hunger, and 1st in homelessness. While I did
not served with either of the former governors, by what I have read, it’s
reasonable to conclude that Governor Kitzhaber had a closed-door management

I’m not a career politician. I don’t carry the political scars and preconceptions
that years of service brings. And I am committed to working in a bipartisan
manner. As such, I have maintained an open door policy during the campaign,
and I will continue this policy as governor. Democrat, Republican or independent,
we are all Oregonians.

11. What specific changes, if any, would you advocate in the structure,
scope or role of state government?
We must begin rethinking the role of state government by asking ourselves the
following questions: Has a program outlived its usefulness? Does it duplicate the
work of another program? Could the mission be achieved at a lower cost through
modernized technology, public-private partnerships or privatization?

My plan to reinvent government asks these questions, and acts on the answers.
I will require a six-year sunset requirement on every new program or old
program expansion. This will force legislators to evaluate current programs
instead of just creating new ones. We will establish public-private partnerships,
prioritize government services and find new ways of delivering critical services at
less cost to taxpayers.

12. Do you support the education-reform proposals of the Chalkboard
Transforming Oregon’s education system is one of my top priorities. The
Chalkboard Project has been a leader in education reform policy and research
and I adopted a number of their proposals in my education plan. For example, to
reduce teacher turnover, my plan offers tax incentives to teachers who are
willing to teach in low performing areas. Additionally, my plan contains a
proposal to no longer treat teachers like employees, but instead creates the
tools, incentives and rewards to treat educators like the professionals they are.

13. What “social issues,” if any, should the 2011 Legislature address?
The 2011 Legislature will be a “jobs session.” We need to focus on putting
Oregonians back to work, transforming our education system, and addressing
the $3.3 billion budgetary shortfall. To that end, I have outlined policy proposals
to accomplish these goals. That being said, I am deeply concerned that Portland
is the second largest human trafficking destination in the nation. We must do all
we can to address this matter.

14. What are the three most important issues you would address during
your first six months in office? How?

1. Job Creation – I have released a 20-point jobs plan that contains a number
of proposals to spur job creation and restore business owner confidence, capital
and competitiveness including:
• Reducing state capital gains
• Balancing conservation with the need and demand for forest products from
state lands to create jobs
• Providing a tax credit for employers who add workers who are currently on
public assistance
• Allowing small and emerging businesses the option to defer the majority of
their income or excise taxes for two years
• Reducing taxes for the investment and purchase of a new piece of equipment
to become more efficient and productive

1. Education Reform – I have released an 18-point plan to transform our
education system that includes:

• Treating teachers like professionals, creating the tools, incentives and
rewards to do so
• Making access to quality prekindergarten programs such as Head Start and
Healthy Start a priority so that all our kids are ready to learn by the time they
enter kindergarten
• Reducing the dropout rate through prevention efforts and summer youth
employment programs
• Recruiting great teachers from all walks of life
• Reducing teacher turnover

1. Reforming Government – I have offered a 26-point plan to reinvent
government that includes the following proposals:

• Zero-based budgeting
• Establishing a Rainy Day Fund
• Total Compensation Approach for State Employees
• Prioritized Government Services
• Transparency and accountability measures
• A Six-Year Sunset on New and Expanded Programs

15. What do you see as other important issues?
There are a number of important issues and challenges facing Oregon that, by
working together, we can solve. For instance, we can restore trust in
government by putting the interest of the public above partisan political
interests. From the outset of this campaign, I have maintained that transparency
and working across party lines will be a hallmark of my administration.
Moreover, we can put our sustainable natural resource industries to greater use
in an environmentally responsible way to promote job growth. For example,
Oregon’s six large state forests are an underutilized asset that should be a
greater source of jobs for Oregonians and revenues for state schools. These are
just a few of the many problems we can solve by taking Oregon in a new

16. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing
information that you want to disclose before it comes up in the


As a candidate for governor, your positions on statewide ballot
measures on relevant to voters. Please indicate whether you support or
oppose each of the measures.

Measure 70: Veterans’ loans Yes No

Measure 71: Annual legislative sessions Yes No

Measure 72: State bonding authority Yes No

Measure 73: Sentencing Yes No

Measure 74: Medical marijuana Yes No

Measure 75: Multnomah County casino Yes No

Measure 76: Lottery funding for parks, habitat Yes No