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Invest in Strong Schools

As a teacher, Susan knows there is nothing more important than building strong schools for our children. She will fight to find a sustainable funding source for our public schools, so we can restore class sizes and lost school days. Susan also supports expanding vocational and agricultural skills training at Portland Community College and will work to bring classes closer to families in Washington County.

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Fight for the Middle Class

Susan understands that growing small business and creating living wage jobs is the key to economic prosperity in Oregon. She saw as her husband struggled with bureaucracy with his small business, and she wants to make Oregon a better place for small businesses like the one he had. She will fight to ensure business owners can cut through the red tape in Salem so they can grow—and hire local workers. She will create opportunities for responsible economic development that balances the need for good jobs in high tech and agriculture in order to provide the best for our unique district.

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Protect Oregon’s Environment

Economic development cannot come at the expense of Oregon’s environment. A lifelong Oregonian and former Metro Councilor, Susan knows that part of what makes our state a great place to live is Oregon’s commitment to sustainable development. She will fight to create economic opportunity while also protecting our farmlands and clean air and water. Susan will work be a champion for the resources our farmers, industry, and families need to thrive.

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