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Statesman Journal mini-questionnaire for Nov.

2, 2010, General Election County commissioner Name: Mike Ainsworth County commissioner position: Polk County Commissioner, Position #3 Party affiliation: Republican Age: 55 City/town of residence: Monmouth Number of years you have lived full-time in this county: 53 Family (name of spouse/partner, number and ages of children if at home, number of grown children): DeAnn (spouse); Two grown children who are married. Current employer/job: None Employment, military and volunteer history: 1. Former Willamette and Weyerhaeuser Production Supervisor 2. Monmouth-Independence YMCA 3. Central High School Bond Key Communicator Committee 4. Vice President of The Gate Youth Association 5. Central High School Panther Club (Member, past president, auction chair, auction mc) 6. M.I.K.I and C.Y.S. 7. Central FFA 8. Public Address Announcer for Central High School Athletics Civic/religious/other local involvement: Independence First Baptist Church Please list all public offices to which you’ve been elected, and when: None Please list any unsuccessful candidacies for public office, and when: None Other political and government experience: None How the public can reach your campaign (remember that this information will be public): Mail address: P.O. Box 652, Monmouth, OR 97361 E-mail address:

Web site URL: Phone: 503-623-2616 How much will your general election campaign cost? (Please be specific about your campaign budget, not “as much as we can raise.”) $12,000.00

Who are your top campaign contributors/lenders? (Please list at least the current top five and their total dollar amounts.) 1. Mike & DeAnn Ainsworth = $2,500.00 2. Marvin & Donna Ainsworth = $1,000.00 3. Donn & Joyce Wahl = $500.00 4. Tom Pfaff = $250.00 5. Kenneth Winokur = $250.00 6. Dennis & Sue King = $250.00 Who are your key political advisers? (Please identify at least your top three.) I have spoken with many people and consider them all “key political advisers”. Key endorsements you’ve received: I am looking for the endorsement of all residents of Polk County. For each of the following questions, please limit your answer to about 75 words.

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 3. Why should people vote for you? What separates you from your opponent(s)? I will bring a new enthusiasm to the county. I belong to no special interest groups and do not have a personal agenda. My agenda will be that of all residents of Polk County. I am not a professional politician. I don’t believe that anyone should be in a political office for 20 years. 4. What personal strengths or talents would you bring to the office of county commissioner? I am very out going and will be out visiting the residents of Polk County to hear their concerns or ideas in person. I am a good listener. I am a hard worker and will give my all for

the residents of Polk County. 5. What is the largest budget you have handled, and in what capacity? Our personal home budget. 6. What is the largest number of employees you’ve supervised, and in what capacity? While at Weyerhaeuser in Dallas, as the production supervisor, I supervised 40 employees per shift. 7. How would you describe your management style? I am “hands on” at the beginning. I have high expectations, but want to provide the tools necessary for employees to be successful. 8. What specific steps would you advocate to improve the local economy and create jobs? I support the idea of “shopping locally”, to keep money in the communities that we live in. To “create” new jobs, will mean that we have to go out to seek new business and industry into the county. 9. What specific steps would you advocate to balance next year’s county budget? There will be either a cut in county services or a cut back in county employees. I would also look at the reserve funds that the county has carried over. 10/14. What changes, if any, would you advocate in the structure, scope or role of county government? 11. What specific steps would you take to make county government more open and accessible to the public? I believe that the county government is open and accessible to any Polk County resident that has a concern or problem. 12. How many county Board of Commissioner meetings have you attended in person during 2009-10? I have attended five of them. 13. What are the lessons for county government from the Courthouse Square situation? There has to be a real attention to detail in every procedure involved in the construction of any facility. 15. Are Oregon’s land-use laws working appropriately in the county or should they be changed? They seemed to be working fairly well. 16. What are the three most important issues you would address if elected? How? (Up to 75 words for each issue.)

A. Public Safety B. Support of local business and industry already in the county. C. Seeking new business and industry into the county.

17. What do you see as other important issues? The 15% unemployment in the county. 18. Any skeletons in your closet or other potentially embarrassing information that you want to disclose before it comes up in the campaign? No

As a potential elected official, your positions on statewide ballot measures are relevant to voters. Please indicate whether you support or oppose each of the measures: Measure 70: Veterans’ loans Measure 71: Annual legislative sessions Measure 72: State bonding authority Measure 73: Sentencing Measure 74: Medical marijuana Measure 75: Multnomah County casino Measure 76: Lottery funding for parks, habitat Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No