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Page 14 Vc t Jn C.c ~ Mt J NiTV " ra - October 7, 2012 From page 5 ing a bachelor's degree, 40 percent an associ- ate's degree and 20 percent a high school-diplo- ma; and he's looking forward to working with education officials to rein in costs. "The governor did a good job being pro- active with healthcare and education," he said. "I've watched Fred on the floor of the state senate. To talk about all the work and all the effort to move healthcare transformation, that it stinks, seems very inappropriate." Frank also criticized Girod's support for a ban on gill netting while opposing other fish conservation efforts. Economy "One of the problems in this area is the amount of raw timber we're shipping out of here to Japan," Frank said. He would like to see it processed here, and the area could also become a Mecca for eco-tourism, with hiking, Frank said. "I see people working together and is, Frank said. viewing and cleaning up the parks. It's an un- helping each other move forward. That is the In addition to being accessible, he said, he believable area to promote mountain biking, true American spirit. We need to provide op- has found that the legislative staff members are Frank supports a proposal to bond lottery portunities for people" and care for those who invaluable, and he has a working relationship proceeds to do low-interest loans for infra- are most at-risk, such as the seniors helped by with many of them. structure repairs, which would create plenty of -- Project Independence, which has had funding Frank sees a problem in the legislature jobs, he said. He thinks private business and reduced from $13 million to $8 million, with gridlock. HB 4028, which would have entrepreneurial efforts are the best way to go Frank said that as a councilor in Stayton increased the amount of lottery bonds issued though, recalling a Canby man who put to- for four years, he learned to set goals and bring to finance grants and loans fortransportation gether his manufacturing plant and doubled its solutions to fruition. When rivers ran down projects by $10 went down in a deadlock in capacity through hard work. both sides of 10th Avenue there, he found it un- committee. "I don't believe government's main job is acceptable and went to work getting sidewalks He said he can offer a way around that, necessarily to create jobs," Frank said. It may installed. Twenty years as union steward with with his experience as a councilor and' union be useful to have government-provided low-in- the U.S. Postal Service have helped him hone steward and from raising a granddaughter from terest loans, but "people like that independent the same skills, birth. He comes up with solutions to problems. entrepreneurial-spirit thing herel I'm very receptive to people's needs," Frank is retired from the U.S. Postal Set- It works, he said, telling how his nephew Frank said. "You have to interact with the peo- vice, where he worked for 24 years. He also opened a business called Peddle for Power, ple of your district. I found I was very acces- taught second grade in Valsetz. After retiring which provides electrical power for stages at sible as a councilor, and I would be as a send- he went back to teaching as a substitute. events using people to peddle generators, tor." He is married to Linda, a home care work- "I walk around your town, and I do see As he has campaigned, he hasn't found too or. They have one daughter and a granddaugh- there is a glimmer of hope for the future," many people who even know who their senator ter. From page 7 fects, implemented a gross revenues tax. on businesses. Even businesses that lose money have to pay taxes and increased taxes on wealthier households. "You could have to borrow money to pay taxes," fie said. Oregon is a great place to live, Lovelace said, but someone wanting to start a business have people want to be here," Lovelace said, told that in the first grade. It's really not might think about going somewhere else. because right now, Oregon is trying to pay true." "The answer to our problems is morefor more services than it can. As a group, the Students are finishing college," and jobs, more revenues and more people paying Republican Party has some very good plans they can't find jobs while owing $60,000 to taxes," Lovelace said. The problem is hid- that it can implement if it gains control of the $100,000, he said, It isn't necessary. His son- den too, like in the state's "over-the-road" legislature, in-law is an electrician earning $70,000 to tax, which is the highest in the west. Those Education $80,000 per year, andhe has a high school costs are passed on to customers purchasing Like the PERS liabilities, education is diploma. goods, another driving costs higher, Lovelace said. There is a" lot out there for young adults "What we want to do is we want. to "We continually hear everyone needs a col- figure out a way to grow our economy and lege education," he said. "Kids start being See Lovelaee, page 15 Shop Sweet Home First- Visit These Fine Local Businesses r I'. HAVE YOU [ Oakwood ![ "Where Friends Gather,/ . . |1 | MA D E Y O U R 0 d~ n r N w 0wnersh, ol All phases of res,denhal LIcctrlc . WILL? "Jacke"II andcommercialwiring liSweetHome ' fe,Em,m;n :.-,o, ?:: lli~i ~ 'OO3 L0.g'St S.eol H0me I / Office: (541)741-1499 lIC'O'R-# l.190 48 ", i -.~'J~ Tues.-Fri. 9am-5:ZOpm |/ Call Mark Mulholland in |l treeLstlmates,;| 1275 Main St Sweet Home Sat. 9am-a:30 II. 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