Issues

Quality, Affordable Education for All Oregonians

 
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Education has been the key to success in my life, and I believe all Oregonians should benefit from quality, affordable education. I will fight for relief for students and families struggling with debt by allowing tax deductions on student loan interest. We must also rein in rising PERS costs that are draining our schools of resources and prioritize investments in career and technical education programs.

 

HOLDING STATE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE

 
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Our public records laws protect Oregon citizens and must be upheld and strengthened. As State Senator, I will support stronger transparency laws and ensure that your government is accountable to you.

 

Spending Your Tax Dollars Wisely

 
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Out of control spending and mismanagement by politicians increases the tax burden on hard working families and businesses. I will fight to defeat a sales tax, protecting you from higher taxes on childcare, groceries, healthcare and your energy bill. Instead of raising taxes, we need to find areas where state government is wasting money and shift those funds to education where they belong. I also pledge to protect Washington County small business owners from tax hikes that threaten their livelihood.

 

 

STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF

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Education has been the key to success in my life, and I believe all Oregonians should benefit from quality, affordable education. Sadly, Oregon ranks at the bottom for higher education funding. I will fight for relief for students and families struggling with debt by sponsoring a bill to provide relief for those struggling to afford their student loans. This will allow a deduction on state income taxes on student loan interest, helping more Oregonians achieve their educational goals affordably. My opponent helped block bipartisan efforts to pass this bill in 2017.

So as your Senator I will fight to pass a student loan interest tax deduction and provide much-needed relief for Oregonians pursuing educational opportunities to better themselves and their families.