0

Election 2014

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Election 2014

Election 2014

photo

Marvin Sannes

Name: Marvin Sannes.

Age: 69.

Hometown: Salem (Grew up in Mt. Angel).

Party affiliation: Independent.

Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.

Area of representation: All of Polk County, as well as parts or all of Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah and Tillamook counties.

Current employment: Real estate management (1989-present).

Education: University of Utah (foreign service certification program, 1965); Portland State University (social science, 1972); Western Oregon University (studied in master program in corrections, did not finish).

Prior government experience: Ran for Oregon House in 2010 and 2012.

Campaign phone: 503-851-6055.

Campaign website: www.marvinsannes.com.

Why are you running for office? “To give the voters of District 5 the option of voting for an investigation of the events of 9/11. We did not have a fire investigation, a criminal investigation or NTSB investigation. These are required by law and it is government’s responsibility to get these things accomplished.”

What is the biggest single issue facing the U.S., the state of Oregon and, more specifically, Polk County? How would you address it if elected? “For Polk County, there is no other issue to discuss until we discuss America’s foreign policy. We have 100,000 contractors and 30,000 troops in Afghanistan at a cost of $3 billion a week and our government cannot tell us why we are occupying a Third World country for a 14th year. Most of Polk County’s resources are being wasted in Asia for a cause we do not understand.”

photo

Kurt Schrader

Name: Kurt Schrader.

Age: 62.

Hometown: Canby.

Party affiliation: Democrat.

Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.

Area of representation: All of Polk County, as well as parts or all of Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah and Tillamook counties.

Current employment: Member of Congress (2009-present).

Education: Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts, 1973); University of Illinois (Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1977).

Prior government experience: Member of Congress (2009-present); Oregon State Senator (2003-2008); Oregon State Representative (1997-2003); co-chairman, Joint Committee on Ways and Means; Canby Planning Commission.

Campaign phone: 503-723-6174.

Campaign website: www.kurtschrader.com.

Why are you running for office? “As a veterinarian for over 30 years and raising a family in Canby, I know the challenges folks in the 5th Congressional District face. I have been an effective representative for our community getting final monies for the Woodburn interchange, the Aurora tower operation and an Oregon-centric farm bill.”

What is the biggest single issue facing the U.S., the state of Oregon and, more specifically, Polk County? How would you address it if elected? “The biggest issue facing our district and nation is our debt and deficit, closely followed by immigration reform. We need to address our nation’s fiscal health so businesses feel confident in investing in jobs. And immigration reform is critical to Oregon’s agricultural community and human decency. Congress needs more bipartisan problem-solvers like me. I am steeped in bipartisan solutions from my small business background and through my work with the State Legislature and now in Congress as a fiscally responsible ‘blue dog democrat’ and as founder and co-chair of the bipartisan problem solvers caucus.”

photo

Tootie Smith

Name: Tootie Smith.

Age: 57.

Hometown: Mulino.

Party affiliation: Republican.

Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.

Area of representation: All of Polk County, as well as parts or all of Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah and Tillamook counties.

Current employment: Owner, Prairie House Inn and Meadowbrook Hill Farm; Clackamas County Commissioner (2013-present).

Education: Molalla High School (1975); Mt. Hood Community College (1977); attended College of Legal Arts; Concordia University, Portland (Bachelor of Science, management and communications, 1992).

Prior government experience: Clackamas County Commissioner (2013 to present); Oregon State Legislature (2001-2005); Molalla School Committee (years not available).

Campaign phone: 971-777-3273.

Campaign website: www.tootiesmithforcongress.com.

Why are you running for office? “Congress is ineffective, paralyzed and the coffers are broke. Mr. Schrader is out of touch with the working people. He claims to represent us, but in fact votes against business and jobs 62 percent of the time. I will push Congress and fight to regain economic vitality and make Oregon important.”

What is the biggest single issue facing the U.S., the state of Oregon and, more specifically, Polk County? How would you address it if elected? “The economy. The federal government has robbed us of job creation through excessive regulation. You name the alphabet soup of federal agencies poised ready to stop the use of our natural resources: The agencies most crippling to business expansion are EPA, DEQ, ESA and FEMA. If elected I would educate my colleagues in Congress on the importance of Oregon’s natural resources to the whole U.S. economy. Oregon is one of the last vestiges where new money is created from renewable natural resources. As a member of a Republican-controlled House of Representatives, I will be listened to.”

Name: Daniel K. Souza.

Age: 29.

Hometown: Lincoln City.

Party affiliation: Libertarian.

Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.

Area of representation: All of Polk County, as well as parts or all of Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah and Tillamook counties.

Current employment: Roadhouse 101 (restaurant in Lincoln City).

Education: Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, Ariz. (2003).

Prior government experience: None.

Campaign phone: None.

Campaign website: None.

Why are you running for office? “Because I’m tired of the status quo in Washington. I’m going to make a difference. Republicans and Democrats are too similar and believe in the same basic things. Less government, more freedom.”

What is the biggest single issue facing the U.S., the state of Oregon and, more specifically, Polk County? How would you address it if elected? “Make the 5th (District) more attractive for businesses. If businesses want to move here, they will bring jobs.”

Name: Raymond Baldwin.

Hometown: Canby.

Party affiliation: Constitution.

Position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District.

Area of representation: All of Polk County, as well as parts or all of Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah and Tillamook counties.

Of note: Baldwin did not respond to multiple requests to return a campaign questionnaire.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.

CLOSE X

Information from the Itemizer-Observer and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)