Occupational Background: Attorney
Educational Background: BS from California State Polytechnic University major in Social Science. JD from Arizona State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Prosecutor for Maricopa County, AZ. Wrote tax regulations for Arizona State Department of Revenue, Forest Grove Oregon Planning Commission 5 years.
I am running for Secretary of State because we need someone in that office who is not in one of the two major parties. Recently elections have become close and heated in many areas and having the person responsible for counting the ballots in the same party as one of the most likely candidates calls into question the fairness of the counting. The position also ought not to be the next-in-line for the Governorship because that makes it a seriously partisan position. I will be trying to keep the election process as fair and open as possible and will be lobbying for a Lieutenant Governorship position to handle many of the social tasks now handled by the Governor and be second-in-line to take over if necessary. This would keep the Secretary of State position free to operate in the best interest of the people of Oregon.
I have been an attorney both here and in Arizona. As Libertarians we are not in favor of the number of regulations and statutes imposed by both the Federal Government and the State and I would be working to keep that in the forefront of the people actually handling that part of the government. In a position of being primarily an administrator I would be fighting to see that the auditing and elections are run fairly. I am primarily interested in encouraging the people of Oregon to get out and vote their conscience in every election.
(This information furnished by Sharon L Durbin.)