Occupation: Orchardist, Thomsen Orchards Inc.
Occupational Background: Orchardist, Thomsen Orchards Inc.; Hood River County Commissioner, OSAA Basketball Official
Educational Background: BS (Economics & Political Science); Willamette University (1979), Hood River High School (1975)
Prior Governmental Experience: County Commissioner; Hood River County (1994-present), Hood River Planning Commission (1990-1994)
Community Service: Volunteer Firefighter (1981-present), Little League coach, basketball coach, Past President; Hood River Rotary.
Family: Wife Kristi (substitute teacher), and daughters Meagan & Mallory.
LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE
I am running for the Senate because I want my children and yours to have the same opportunities that I enjoyed growing up in Oregon.
I will encourage responsible growth and help foster a stable business climate where real family-wage jobs are created and entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to succeed.
At a time when we all are suffering financially, I pledge not to raise taxes on struggling Oregon families and businesses. I will find ways for our State to live within its means the way average Oregonians are.
As your Senator, I will ensure our schools, public safety, and other core functions are funded first, before we spend money on other priorities. I will look at the issues, listen to people's concerns, and seek tangible solutions while working with both sides of the aisle to ensure we deliver on our promises.
With that; I humbly ask for your vote.
"We need a senator with Chuck's experience, especially in these challenging times. Chuck has always stood up for taxpayers, has operated a successful orchard business, and knows what it takes to create jobs that will last. He listens well and works hard. He has my full support."
Greg Walden; U.S. Representative for Oregon's Second District
"Chuck has the ability to cut through petty partisan politics and focus on solutions. He is deeply grounded in the community, and has my full support. Please join me and send Chuck's kind of common sense to Salem."
Senate Republican Leader, Ted Ferrioli
(This information furnished by Friends of Chuck Thomsen.)