Let's grow the middle class together.
Building code and zoning changes may be needed to accommodate smaller housing in rural Oregon.
Renewable energy and regional tourism result in long-term solutions for jobs and new market development.
Neighborhood greenways activate public space and offer safety routes for pedestrians and bicyclists, while Better mass transit networks connect and increase citizen mobility.
Billionaires influence Oregon elections with unlimited campaign contributions. Campaign finance reform must set limits on contributions and strengthen rules on vote-peddling.
Standardized testing costs Oregon $10 million annually and has no proven benefit for student learning. Poor outcomes and a widening achievement gap are bad for Oregon students.
Coordinated Care Organizations should be nonprofits and require more transparency and citizen oversight.
Salem Creative Network
Founder and President
Straub Middle School Music Boosters
Instituto Cultura de Oregonianos
Founding advisor 2014-present
Bethel College Board
Incoming board member Spring 2017