Voters Pamphlet

OCCUPATION: Executive Director, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (2012-present); Co-owner, Green Springs Inn and Cabins (1994-present)

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Co-manager, Green Springs Inn & Cabins (1994-2004); Administrator, OnTrack; Coordinator, Santa Clara County Cities Association (1992-1994); Field Representative, California Legislature (1984-1988)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Southern Oregon University, BA 2005; UC Berkley, (1973-1975)

GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Ashland City Council (2012-present); Ashland Planning Commission (2006-2012); Ashland Charter Review Commission (2004-2006); Palo Alto, California, Planning Commission (1985-1993)

As an Ashland city councilor I’ve worked to ensure that city government is transparent, fair, and efficient. Now I am running for State Representative because I know how much government matters. Decisions made by state officials affect the way we govern our communities, run our businesses and raise our families.

With strong leadership, Oregon can:

  • Pass legislation that meaningfully reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Support heath care that emphasizes prevention and provides high quality services for all
  • Fund programs for high-risk families to prevent abuse and prepare young children for kindergarten
  • Ensure that high school graduates are prepared to enter college, trade school or the skilled job market

Education is key:

As the owner of a rural resort, I understand the challenges of running a small business. And as Executive Director of the Ashland Emergency Food Bank, every day I see the social and financial realities facing families in southern Oregon who are struggling to make it through the month.

We need to build a sustainable, broad-based economy that offers opportunities for individuals to grow and succeed. Adequate funding for K-12 and continuing support for SOU’s transition to a self-governing institution are critical to this region’s long-term economic development.

“I’m grateful that Pam has stepped up to serve in the legislature. She will be an outstanding representative for our district.” Rep. Peter Buckley

“Pam will continue the open-door policy that’s been a hallmark of Peter Buckley’s tenure. She’s accessible, hardworking and understands the importance of the agricultural economy in southern Oregon.” Mark Wisnovsky, Vintner