Occupation: Small Business owner, contractor
Occupational Background: Electrical Engineer, Intel and Hewlett-Packard.
Educational Background: B.A., Applied Physics, University of California at San Diego; M.S., Computer Science, BYU
Prior Governmental Experience: Yamhill Planning Commission & Transportation Advisory Board
Additional Community Involvement: Chamber of Commerce-Chair of Ambassadors; TV’s “Local Matters,” Producer/Host; Unitarian Church-Board President/Sunday School Teacher; ASPIRE-Student Mentor; Scoutmaster; McMinnville Rotary-Program Coordinator; Gallery Theater, 10-Year Board President.
Leading By Example
Ken is an advocate for the rights and dignity for all individuals to live, work and thrive. He promotes employment for persons with disabilities and champions local organizations that reduce childhood abuse and foster care placements. He has advocated for transitional housing for the homeless, protested lack of due process for immigrants, and is the only HD24 candidate who opposes leaving guns in the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Ken brings people together to solve problems and improve the quality of life for everyone and that’s what he will do in Salem.
Investing in Our Children
As an ASPIRE mentor, Ken guided students on their path to college. As a teacher’s son and the champion of local educators, he knows the importance of excellent public education. Ken will fight for pre-kindergarten programs, work to reduce class size, and expand career and technical education opportunities.
Advocating for Affordable Health Care
Too many Oregonians struggle to pay for the ever-increasing cost of health care. That’s why Ken will work to ensure every Oregonian has access to quality, affordable health care, and fight to bring down the out-of-control cost of prescription drugs.
Housing for Every Oregonian
As a contractor and Yamhill Planning Commissioner, Ken knows too many people in our community are struggling with the rising cost of housing. In the Legislature, Ken will work to make it easier to build new affordable housing, ensure renters do not face unfair treatment, and tackle our homelessness crisis.