The Statesman Journal Candidate Questionnaire:
Lloyd Marbet July 16, 1947
Pacific Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State
Caretaker, Citizen Activist, Program Manager for the Oregon Conservancy
19142 SE Bakers Ferry Rd.
Boring, Oregon 97009
Home: (503) 637-3549, Work and Fax: (503) 637-6130
Home: 19142 SE Bakers Ferry Rd.,Boring, OR 97009
Campaign: PO Box 86740, Portland, OR 97286
Phone: (503) 771-7254
Fax: (503) 771-7254
1966-1967 U.S. Navy. Long time Citizen Activist: Opposed Vietnam War. Opposed
Pebble Springs Nuclear Plants, 1974-1982. Served on Citizens Utility Board,
1986-1994; Clackamas River Basin Council, 1996-2000. Directed ballot measure
campaigns against Teledyne Wah Chang waste dump, Trojan Nuclear Plant,
and Measures 24 & 79 restricting Initiative Process. Detailed resume:
Prior political and government experience:
All my prior political experience prepares me for this office. I have extensively
testified before the Legislature and other state agencies. While not a
lawyer, I have argued before the Oregon State Supreme Court and have been
involved in a number of important court proceedings affecting the Secretary
What is the most important background or experience that prepares you
for this office?
I'm the only candidate with self imposed campaign finance restrictions.
I accept no corporate contributions and each individual is limited to the
total of a $1,000. To become Oregon's chief election officer, I
believe campaign finance reform must start with me. I challenge all other
candidates to do the same.
What separates you from your opponent(s)? Why should the public vote
Encouraging young people to exercise citizenship by voting and participating
in government. Managing state owned lands with ecological stewardship while
meeting the legal obligation to manage Trust Lands for the maximum long
term benefit of public schools. Auditing government operations to ensure
they are productive, cost effective, and environmentally sound.
What are the three most important issue that you would address if elected?
I will help bring real campaign finance reform to Oregon and work to stop
the corporatization of democracy. I will seek the implementation of legislation
and administrative rules needed to accomplish this goal. I would start
by requiring the full disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures
on the Internet.
The current county-based registration system disenfranchises voters who
move between counties without updating their records. I would centralize
and computerize all voter registration. "Inactive" voters are also being
denied their constitutional right to sign petitions. Instead, their signatures
and new addresses on petitions should be used to update their registration.
Reapportionment should be a nonpartisan process with a nonpartisan result!
I will ensure that political boundaries are drawn respecting the integrity
of communities rather than gerrymandering districts to benefit Republicans
or Democrats. In fact I am the best insurance policy for fairness that
either of these political parties can offer.
What do you see as other important issues?