Occupation: Kids Footwear Developer, Nike.
Occupational Background: U.S. Treasury Department; Willamette University.
Educational Background: BA, Willamette University; MBA with Certificate in Environmental Management, University of Washington.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative, 2007 - present; Chair, Sustainability and Economic Development Committee; Oregon Innovation Council.
Volunteer Experience: Oregon Business Association, Environment and Economic Development Committee; Start Making a Reader Today; Youth Basketball Coach.
Leadership for the Long Run
In challenging economic times, we need long-term vision for an even better Oregon. Let's build a brighter future by creating jobs and investing in our future. Innovation and creativity have always served Oregon well and are key to our future success.
Economic opportunity and energy independence: Generate renewable energy and create good-paying jobs. Provide loans to small businesses that put people back to work. Offer tax relief for investing severance pay into small businesses.
"Tobias Read's economic plan has the help we need today and the long-term perspective we need for future prosperity."
Christine Vernier, CFO Vernier Software & Technology
World-class education: Strengthen Oregon's Rainy Day Fund to help schools weather economic downturns, reduce class sizes, and support Head Start for more children. Make sure every student can afford college and career training.
"Tobias Read's plan is the best way to make sure our young people get the education they'll need to build bright futures."
Jada Pearson, Beaverton Kindergarten Teacher
Affordable health coverage: Use Oregon's tradition of innovation to reduce costs, increase access, and improve quality. Fund in-home care, adult foster care, and assisted living so seniors aren't forced into nursing homes.
"If you support affordable health care you should support Tobias Read."
Pam Mariea-Nason, RN
We support Tobias Read!
Senator Ron Wyden
State Senator Mark Hass
Washington County District Attorney Bob Hermann
Scott Burgess, President/CEO, Rivermark Community Credit Union
Oregon Business Association
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Beaverton Education Association
Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
Oregon Council of Police Associations
Oregon State Police Officers Association
(This information furnished by Friends of Tobias Read.)