Let's move Newport ahead together.
Occupation: Mayor of Newport
Occupational Background: Siletz Tribe, Emergency Planning Coordinator;
City of Newport retired Police Sergeant; Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff .
Educational Background: Linn-Benton Community College,
LA Valley College, Department of Public Safety Standards
and Training Middle Management Certificate
Prior Governmental Experience: Newport City Council eight years, Chairman Newport Urban Renewal Agency, Executive Board Member
Cascades West Council of Governments, Board member League of Oregon Cities, Newport City Council President, Newport police
30 years as Officer, Sergeant, and
Interim Chief of Police
You need a representative that will support your ideas, fight for the needs of your community and earn your respect. For someone who truly cares for your community, look no further.
•To bring the community together to develop a plan to revitalize the downtown corridor.
•To increase residents participation by increasing (through social media platforms for residents to get current information and to give feedback to the city.
•To restart the City Council Town Hall meetings.
•To work to establish police reform measures for the Newport Police Department.
•To move forward on the under grounding of overhead power lines on north Highway 101 and Highway 20 corridors.
•To continue to find funding for the replacement of the Big Creek Dams
•Working with our small businesses to help them prosper and make our town better.
•Working with our homeless committee to find real solutions to the problems they face
•Continue to reach out to our Hispanic community through Listos, CERT. and other community based organizations
•To seek funding for more affordable housing
I have also worked hard at building consensus when dealing with complex issues to find the best solution for everyone.
Since March I have been working long hours on the Covid 19 issue and want to continue to assist the city in dealing with these unprecedented times.
The city had to eliminate several full time positions in the recent budget due to the impact of Covid 19 funding shortfalls. I want to bring my experience in working with municipal budgets to reduce the impact of these services on our community.
When I know it you will know it.
I will not be seeking any endorsements or any donations for my campaign.
I have been a resident of Newport for over 43 years and understand the issues facing us now.
I started the City Council Town halls 10 years ago so that the residents can meet and express their views with the Council.
Since I am not seeking any endorsements please tell your neighbors and friends why you are voting for me. I would appreciate letters to the editor if you feel inclined to do so.