League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund
Candidates Questionnaire - November 2000 General Election
19142 SE Bakers Ferry Rd.
Boring, Oregon 97009
Caretaker. Program Manager for Oregon Conservancy Foundation. Resume
www.marbet.org. One year of college. Citizen activist: opposing Vietnam
War; intervening against licensing and operation of nuclear power plants;
and defending Oregon's initiative and referendum process.
The current county-based system results in disenfranchising voters who
move between counties without updating their registrations. I would centralize
and computerize all voter registrations. "Inactive" voters are currently
being denied their constitutional right to sign petitions in Oregon. Instead,
their signatures and new addresses on petitions should be used to update
their records. Voters should be allowed to update their records via fax
or the Internet, using appropriate security protocols.
How would you address statewide problems with maintaining more accurate
and consistent voter registration rolls?
I have no vested interest in favoring either major party in redrawing boundaries,
which should be a nonpartisan process with a nonpartisan result. In fact,
I am the best insurance policy Democrats and Republicans have against gerrymandering.
One, hopefully both of them, is going to lose this election. Through well
advertised public hearings, I would seek advice on how best to redraw the
boundaries and respect existing city and county boundaries where possible.
If necessary, how would you structure the process of redrawing the boundaries
of election districts so as not to favor any political party?
I would lobby the Legislature to provide the funding promised by Measure
6, but not from state run gambling revenues. As a statutory measure, 6's
implementation is up to, and can be changed, by the Legislature. I would
persistently alert voters regarding candidates abiding by the voluntary
limits. If Measure 98 passes, I'd seek to defend Measure 6 in court against
the contention that public funding of campaigns is invalid under 98 (a
What challenges do you foresee for your office if Measure 6 on Campaign
Finance Reform passes?