Occupation: State Representative; retired small business owner.
Occupational Background: Owner, West Salem Lazerquick; project manager, regional manufacturing firm.
Educational Background: BA, University of Wyoming; Salem Public Schools.
Prior Governmental Experience: State Representative; vice-chair, Rules Committee; member, Revenue Committee; member, Transportation Committee; member, Business and Labor Committee; chair, General Government Committee; vice-chair, Trade and Economic Development Committee; member, Salem/Keizer School Board.
Community Involvement: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; Salem Hospital Foundation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation. Past community activities: Marion/Polk County CASA; City of Salem Downtown Development Board; West Salem Rotary; West Salem Business Association.
Community Recognition: 2001 Salem Co-First Citizen (with husband Jerry); first woman president of the Family YMCA of Marion/Polk Counties board.
Focused on Jobs
Vicki has run a small business in Oregon. Building Oregon’s business infrastructure is her passion. She’s working to keep state government focused on policies that enable private sector job creation, not more strangling regulations.
Protecting Family Budget
Vicki understands how Oregon families are feeling squeezed by the current recession. That’s why she opposed income tax increases that would have hurt our economy and a new tax on health insurance premiums.
Stable School Funding
Vicki helped create the state’s Rainy Day Fund and the Education Stability Fund to protect schools and essential services during economic downturns. As a former school board member, she understands the need to get more money to classroom programs and will ensure it is a priority.
“I pledge to measure every legislative proposal for what it will do to create good jobs to get Oregon working again. That’s what our communities need right now. Strengthening our economy should be the primary goal of state government and I will keep that focus.”
-Vicki Berger, State Representative
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