Candidates - Nov. 2018
Deschutes County Commissioner
My purpose in seeking the County Commissioner position #3 is to bring greater fiscal restraint to Deschutes County and to protect and improve the management of our natural resources in Deschutes County. You deserve to have a commissioner that treats your taxpayer dollars respectfully.
Deschutes County Commissioner
As Commissioner, I have been a leader for fiscal accountability. Because I believe government must live within its means, I have supported balanced budgets and consistently advocated for cutting property tax rates. In 2017, with my urging, the county actually cut taxes, putting money back in the pockets of residents and small businesses, where it belongs.
WASTEFUL SPENDING – The State of Oregon has become really good – too good – at wasting our hard-earned money. A recent audit shows the Oregon Health Authority wasted $88 million in Medicaid funds. This is on top of the disastrous implementation of the Oregon Health Plan. We simply cannot afford to continue business as usual. As your representative, I will fight every day against wasteful spending.
Cheri Helt is a working mom, small business owner and public education leader running to be an inclusive, independent voice for the people of Bend in the Oregon House of Representatives (HD 54). Her commitment is to advance a vision and policies for better schools, more job opportunities, affordable housing, and protecting Bend’s quality of life.
Mike is passionate about leveraging our local and state resources to help businesses grow. Because of his work to increase private sector jobs, Mike was named one of the top legislators for 2013 by the Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Wheat League, Oregon Business Association, Oregon Associated General Contractors, and Oregonians for Food and Shelter.
I believe we need leaders who are fiscally conservative. We need to know how to save and when to invest, and perhaps most important when to say no.
I believe the Constitution is very clear, "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Daniel’s breadth of experience in business and life will enable him to effectively serve and advocate for the residents of District 59. His desire and passion for helping people in conjunction with his business acumen will make him the leader that District 59 needs and deserves.
Mayor of Bend
Bend needs a common-sense plan to manage our growth and preserve the town we love. Moderate tourism and growth benefit Bend, but our current rate of twelve new people moving here each day is unsupportable. Our middle class is shrinking, and an increasing number of people can’t afford to live here. I will stand up for Bendites on the issues of housing costs, road congestion and neighborhood livability.
Mayor of Redmond
Endicott, who is retired from a career as an analyst and computer specialist, mostly with the U.S. Department of Defense, considers himself a full-time mayor who is able to advocate for Redmond at meetings across the state any day of the week, including trips to Salem during the legislative session.
U.S. House of Representatives
Congressional District #2
We don’t have deficits because Americans are taxed too little. We have deficits because Washington spends too much. It’s time for government to tighten its belt and balance its budget just like families do every month, and we had to do as small business owners.
Governor of Oregon
As Governor, I’ll restore fiscal sanity to state government—holding the line on new taxes and redirecting dollars from pensions to classroom learning; I’ll reform education—combatting failing graduation rates and improving academic achievement; and I’ll revive the middle-income economy—resisting excessive job-killing regulations and investing in training and career education.
Bend City Council
“We need people to get involved who care about the community,” Davis said. “I really like Bend, and I’m proud to call it home.”
Applying for Position #6 on the Bend City Council.