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5th Congressional Candidate Bios

5th Congressional

District

Name:

Mike Erickson.

Age:

45.

Hometown:

Lake Oswego.

Party affiliation:

Republican.

Position sought:

Republican nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Founder, chief executive officer and owner of AFMS LCC in Tigard.

Endorsements:

Not provided.

Public service:

Student body president, Portland State University; Republican nominee for several elected posts.

Web site:

www.ericksonforcongress.org.

Campaign phone:

503-367-5505.

Notes:

Erickson was the Republican nominee for the 5th Congressional District in 2006, but lost to Democrat Darlene Hooley in the general election.

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Name:

Kevin Mannix.

Age:

58.

Hometown:

Salem.

Party affiliation:

Republican.

Position sought:

Republican nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Attorney in private practice.

Endorsements:

Oregon Right to Life PAC, Oregon Family Council PAC, Oregon Crime Victims United, Oregon State Police Officers Association, Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon War Veterans Association, Polk County Republican Central Committee, AG-PAC.

Public service:

Oregon Republican Party Chairman (2003-05), Oregon State Senator (1998-99), Oregon State Representative (1989-97), Oregon Circuit Court Judge, Pro-Tem (1983-88).

Web site:

www.kevinmannix.com.

Campaign phone:

503-485-2002.

Notes:

Mannix was the Republican nominee for governor of Oregon in 2002 and 2006.

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Name:

Richard (R.J.) Wilson.

Age:

64.

Hometown:

Salem.

Party affiliation:

Republican.

Position sought:

Republican nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

RJ Dance Studio.

Endorsements:

None listed.

Public service:

U.S. Navy 1964-70.

Web site:

www.rjdance.com.

Campaign phone:

503-363-3341.

Notes:

Wilson is seeking his first elected office in Oregon.

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Name:

Andrew Foster.

Age:

25.

Hometown:

Corvallis.

Party affiliation:

Democrat.

Position sought:

Democratic nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Small business owner; graduate student at Oregon State University.

Endorsements:

None listed.

Public service:

Worked for the British Labour Party in the mid-2000s.

Web site:

www.fosterfororegon.com.

Campaign phone:

541-752-5640.

Notes:

Foster is seeking his first public office in Oregon.

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Name:

Steve Marks.

Age:

47.

Hometown:

Turner.

Party affiliation:

Democrat.

Position sought:

Democratic nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Advocate for the Archimedes Movement, founded by John Kitzhaber to address problems in health care delivery systems; private lobbyist.

Endorsements:

Several individuals, including former Oregon Governors John Kitzhaber and Barbara Roberts, Independence Mayor John McArdle and Dallas Mayor Jim Fairchild.

Public service:

Assistant to John Kitzhaber during Kitzhaber's time as Oregon Senate president and Governor (1985-2003).

Web site:

www.stevemarksforcongress.com.

Campaign phone:

503-362-9768.

Notes:

Marks is seeking his first elected office.

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Name:

Nancy Moran.

Age:

67.

Hometown:

Oregon City.

Party affiliation:

Democrat.

Position sought:

Democratic nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Retired social worker and conservator; activist.

Endorsements:

None listed.

Public service:

None.

Web site:

www.Nancy08.com.

Campaign phone:

503-656-2304.

Notes:

Moran did not respond to requests for information. Source of information: Her web site and the voters' pamphlet.

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Name:

Richard Nathe.

Age:

69.

Hometown:

Salem.

Party affiliation:

Democrat.

Position sought:

Democratic nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Retired.

Endorsements:

None listed.

Public service:

None.

Web site:

None.

Campaign phone:

503-370-8273.

Notes:

Nathe is seeking his first political office in Oregon.

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Name:

Kurt Schrader.

Age:

56.

Hometown:

Canby.

Party affiliation:

Democrat.

Position sought:

Democratic nomination, 5th Congressional District.

District boundaries

: All of Polk, Marion, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, as well as portions of Benton, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Employment:

Veterinarian, State Senator.

Endorsements:

Oregon Education Association, Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon AFSCME, Oregon American Federation of Teachers, Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Senate President Peter Courtney.

Public service:

State Senator (5 years), State Representative (6 years), Canby Planning Commission (16 years).

Web site:

www.kurtschrader.com.

Campaign phone:

503-723-6174.

Notes:

Schrader has lived in the 5th Congressional District for nearly 30 years.

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